Persuasive communication

Centre for Language Studies | Faculty of Arts | Radboud University Nijmegen

Liza van Lent

Research assistant


After completing her bachelor’s degree in Dutch Language and Culture in 2014, Liza van Lent obtained her master’s degree in New Media, Language and Communication (Communication and Information Sciences) at the Radboud University in 2015. During her studies, she worked as a student-assistant for Wilbert Spooren, under whose guidance she has written her master’s thesis about (the effects of) how local policemen use positive and negative framing on Twitter. She also performed a study on the role of psychological proximity in public attention and fear for Ebola on Twitter in collaboration with Enny Das.

Currently, Liza is working as an educational assistant for Enny Das and as a research assistant for Wendy Jacobs. During Wendy’s maternity leave, Liza will continue the data collection and processing for Wendy’s PhD project on communication effects and treatment experiences during breast cancer treatment. As educational assistant, she will guide master’s students with their studies on health risks (epidemics) on social media (Twitter) and bachelor’s students with their theses.