Leen d’Haenens (Ph.D. University of Ghent, Belgium) is Full Professor of Communication
Science at the Institute for Media Studies at the KU Leuven, where she teaches Analysis of
Media Texts and Media Policy at BA level, and Media Consumption and Identity at MA
level. Her current research interests include diversity and integration policies in Europe, the
role of social media in radicalization processes of youngsters, mobile media uses of
youngsters and young adults and media policy and governance mechanisms, with a focus
on Public Service Media.