I am a researcher in sociology and media studies affiliated to the UCLouvain Research Observatory of Media and Journalism (ORM) and to the Louvain School of Journalism (EJL).
I hold a PhD in political and social sciences (sociology) from UCLouvain (Belgium).
My research interests focus on digital activism, the construction of public problems, social movement theory, digital sociology and journalism studies.
I recently conducted research on the circulation of information between journalists and activists in environmental controversies, Nuclear Waste Management and anti-nuclear mobilization, Gender inequalities in academic careers (GARCIA FP7 project), the europeanisation of social policies and the ’social investment perspective’ (Re-Invest H2020 project), ageing policies in Wallonia (IWEPS funded project) and science, expertise and risks in media.
I am also the founder and editor of Émulations a French speaking international social science journal founded in 2007 and funded (since 2017) by the Belgian National Science Foundation (FNRS).
Contact address at UCLouvain:
Ecole de journalisme de Louvain.
Université catholique de Louvain.
Ruelle de la lanterne magique, 14. bte L2.03.02.
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
gregoire.lits (at) uclouvain.be.