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Dissertation: Building Bipartisan Trust in Political Fact-Checking

Fact-checking, a genre of news reporting dedicated to assessing the accuracy of political claims, has the potential to bridge partisan divides. I use it as a forum for research into how media and civil society organizations can more effectively build public trust in evidence-based sources.

The Role of Shared Experiences and Emotions

Vivid, emotional, firsthand experiences may shift even long-held beliefs and predispositions. Using experiments, I investigate conditions under which shared experiences and emotions trigger a reassessment of political reality, bridge partisan divides, and promote democratic accountability.

​Peer-Reviewed Publications


Measurement and Inferences for Social Science

Given the importance of careful measurement and inferences in social science research, I have also pursued methodological work, such as developing and refining survey measurements of psychological tendencies not directly observable, and exploring ways to improve inferences from social science research.

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