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Marloes Jansen is a Senior Lecturer in Gender & Media at the Department of Communication Science of the VU Amsterdam. Her research focuses on issues related to gender and politics, representation of women and men in the news, and female beauty standards on social media. More specifically, she studies, among other things, politicians’ communication strategies via Twitter, gender differences in media coverage of politicians, the representation of victims of sexual violence in the news, and the effects of idealized and sexualized images on Instagram on young women. Marloes obtained her PhD in Political Communication, which was funded by the Research Excellence Academy of Newcastle University. Prior to that, she was a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Media, Communication and Organization of the University of Twente, where she also acquired her MSc degree in Communication Science (cum laude).  


  • Gender & Political Communication on Twitter
  • Gender-Based Violence in the News
  • Female Beauty Standards on Instagram


  • News and Journalism (BA Communication Science)
  • Project 1 Mediated Reality (BA Communication Science)
  • Gender Inequality (BA Communication Science)
  • Political Communication for Impact (MA Communication Science)
  • Media Psychology for Impact (MA Communication Science)
  • Marketing and Corporate Communication for Impact (MA Communication Science)
  • Applied Research Methods and Techniques – Quantitative Track (MA Journalism)
  • MA Thesis Supervision (MA Journalism and MA Communication Science)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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