Louise Knops
  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels


  • Pleinlaan 5, 2nd floor, room 2.74

    1050 Brussels


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Louise Knops is a post-doctoral researcher and guest lecturer in political science at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and the Vrij Universiteit Brussel.  Her current research takes place in the context of a Belgian-wide inter-university project (the Excellence of Science project NotLikeUs, funded by the FNRS and FWO) where she studies affective polarization and ongoing climate and social movements. In her PhD research, Louise Knops studied the concept of ‘political indignation’ in four movements: the Youth for Climate movement, the Yellow Vests, the Citizen Platform for Refugee Support and the radical-right movement Schild & Vrienden. She has published in leading international journals such as MobilizationRepresentationSouth Atlantic QuarterlyPolitics and Governance and Political Research Exchange. Her research interests cover climate and ecological transformations, democratic theory, social movements, affects and emotions. 


External positions

Member of the board of administrators, Association Belge de Sciences Politiques (ABSP)

10 Jan 202310 Jan 2024

Member of the Steering Committee, ECPR Standing Group on Environmental Politics

1 Dec 2022 → …

Guest lecturer, Université libre de Bruxelles

1 Oct 20221 Oct 2024

Vice President , Climate Expert Committee, Brussels Region

1 May 20221 May 2027

Guest lecturer, Université catholique de Louvain

1 Oct 202131 Dec 2023

Member of the board of administrators, Etopia

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2024


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