See the calendar on the right for the full schedule.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Minseon Jeong Receives Honorable Mention for Paper at Public Opinion Conference

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Minseon Jeong for her Honorable Mention in the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Student Paper Award competition. Her paper, "Relationship of News Media Consumption, Political Efficacy, and the Moderating Effect of Political Interest" was the result of a collaboration during her MA program at Washington State University with Kyle Lorenzano and Yiran Wang.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

COPS Thursday 10/1/15

A quick reminder that tomorrow we'll have Paul Beck, Erik Nisbet, and Hillary Schulman presenting on their research programs and current projects during COPS. As usual, we'll be meeting in 3150 Derby from 2-3pm.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Neo article published in IJPOR

Congratulations to Rachel Neo on the (electronic) publication of her sole-authored article, "Favoritism or Animosity? Examining How SNS Network Homogeneity Influences Vote Choice via Affective Mechanisms" in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. As the title suggests, the paper examines how online social network composition shapes citizens' feelings toward political candidates, and how this impacts vote choice.  Check it out here:

DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edv035

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Clementson paper accepted in Presidential Studies Quarterly

David ClementsonCongratulations to doctoral student David Clementson, who was recently notified that his paper "When does a Presidential Candidate seem Presidential and Trustworthy? Campaign Messages Through the Lens of Language Expectancy Theory" has been accepted for publication in Presidential Studies Quarterly. The manuscript is expected to appear in the March 2017 issue.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peifer wins AEJ award

Jason Peifer's paper, "Perceived News Media Importance: Developing and Validating a Tool for Clarifying Dynamics of Media Trust", has been named a Top Student Paper by the Communication Theory & Methodology Division of AEJMC.  Well done, Jason.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congratulations to Hyunjin Song on Dissertation Defense

I am proud and happy to announce that Hyunjin Song today successfully defended his dissertation, "A Dynamic Longitudinal Examination of Social Networks and Political Behavior: The Moderating Effect of Local Network Properties and Its Implication for Social Influence Processes." Jin did a great job on the dissertation and defense, and now looks forward to his new position at the University of Vienna in Austria. Please help me congratulate Jin!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Brian Weeks moving to University of Michigan

Congratulations to Brian Weeks, who has accepted a position in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan.  He will also have an appointment in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. Brian earned his PhD from the School of Communication at Ohio State University last year, and has spent the past year working with Homero Gil de Zúñiga at the University of Vienna.  Well done, Brian!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hyunjin Song Accepts Position in Vienna

Please help me congratulate Hyunjin "Jin" Song on his acceptance of a job offer at the University of Vienna in Austria. Starting this summer, Jin will be Assistant Professor in the Department of Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna. There, he will be applying his considerable theoretical and methodological skills to the study of text analysis. Jin also has his dissertation distributed to his committee and a defense scheduled later this month. Congrats, Jin -- your hard work continues to pay off!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peifer accepts job in Journalism at Indiana U

I am pleased to announce that Jason Peifer has accepted an offer to be an Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Media School at Indiana University, Bloomington starting in the Fall.  Jason, who has a professional background in journalism, is particularly interested in political entertainment.  He is currently working on his dissertation, which examines how news parody influences perceptions of journalism's importance.  

Congratulations, Jason!