Lucia is a political communication scholar, interested in digital media and digital politics in Europe. Before joining the EU Policy Lab, she worked as visiting lecturer in political communication at Zagreb University, postdoctoral fellow at the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen and a researcher at the Centre for European Studies. She completed her PhD in Communication Science in 2011 at Ghent University. Her research focuses on political communication, digital platforms, politics, European public sphere and public engagement with science and technology. She has published in the fields of communication science, political science and science and technology studies.