Ph.D., Political Science, University of British Columbia
M.A., Political Science, Carleton University
B.A.H., Political Science, Queen’s University at Kingston
Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science
Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
My research focuses on political communication, the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and on the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. My work using BioSocial methods has focused on negativity biases in political behavior and communication — specifically, on the tendency for humans to be more attentive to negative information than to positive information, and on the implications this has for the functioning of politics and political institutions.