Agnieszka Stępińska, PhD hab., is Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Her main areas of research are political communication and journalism studies. She participated in several international research projects, including “Foreign News on TV” (2009 – 2013) and “Global Journalist of the 21st Century” (2012). She led a research group studying “Media Coverage of the Polish EU Presidency” (2010-2013), and led another team contributing to the international project “Journalistic Role Performance around the Globe” (2012-2015). She acted as a vice-chair of work group 2 in COST Action IS1308 on “Populist Political Communication in Europe” (2014-2018).

Currently, she is involved in the NORFACE project: “THREATPIE: The Threats and Potentials of a Changing Political Information Environment” (2020-2023). She also leads a national team working on populist political communication in Poland and another one contributing to “Journalistic Role Performance” project (2019-2022). She is a member of the Network of European Political Communication Scholars (NEPOCS).

She serves as an executive editor of the Central European Journal of Communication and a member of the editorial board of the Central European Political Studies.