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University of Leeds

Dr Sorensen is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, which she joined in 2020. She holds an AHRC Early Career Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship on digitally mediated climate change politics in the post-truth era (2023-2025). She is a convener of the Political Studies Association Populism Specialist Group and of the University of Leeds research group on Political Communication.

She published her book, Populist Communication: Ideology, Performance, Mediation with Palgrave in 2021, which received the Best Book Award by ICA Global Communication and Social Change Division. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on populism, political listening, political performance and mediatization, all with a focus on digital media.

Dr Sorensen completed her PhD on a communication approach to populism at the University of Leeds in 2018 and received the University of Leeds Outstanding Thesis Award. She then held a lecturer position at the University of Huddersfield before returning to Leeds. She has previously participated in a number of international projects and networks: the COST Action on Populist Political Communication in Europe (2013-2018) and the EU-funded Media, Conflict and Democratisation (MeCoDEM) project (2013-2018).

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