David Ongenaert


In 2015, I graduated as a master in Communication Sciences at Ghent University. After following the master after master Conflict and Development and several additional English and social science courses, I started in October 2017 as a FWO PhD fellow.

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PhD Project

 My research project investigates international refugee organizations’ public communication strategies towards refugee crises. I thereby pay particular attention to (1) the production process by means of interviews with refugee organizations, (2) the practices of representing refugees by applying a critical discourse analysis and a quantitative content analysis, and (3) citizens’, refugees’ and relevant journalists’ reception of public communication by conducting focus group and in-depth interviews.​

Supervisor: Stijn Joye


Email: David.Ongenaert@UGent.be

Korte Meer 11, 9000 Gent