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B.A., Government/International Relations, Cornell University
M.S., Communication, Cornell University
Ph.D., Communication, Cornell University; Minor: Comparative Politics
Courses Taught:Comm 200: Communication in Society
Comm 431: Strategic Communication Principles
Comm 640: Science Communication
Comm 643: International Communication
Comm 841: Mass Communication and Social Systems
Comm 940: Comparative Political & Mass Communication
Nisbet, E.C., Stoycheff, E., & Pearce, K. (in press). Internet use and democratic demands: A multinational, multilevel model of Internet use and citizen attitudes about democracy. Journal of Communication.
Hart, P.S. and Nisbet, E.C., (in press).Boomerang effects in science communication: How motivated reasoning and identity cues amplify opinion polarization about climate mitigation policies. Communication Research.
Nisbet, E.C. & Stoycheff, E. (in press). Let the people speak: a multi-level model of supply and demand for press freedom. Communication Research.
Nisbet, E.C. & Myers, T. (in press). Cultivation of attitudes about homosexuality. In M. Morgan, J. Shanahan, and N. Signorielli's (eds.) The Cultivation Differential: State of the Art Research in Cultivation Theory. New York: Peter Lang
Hart, P.S., Nisbet, E.C., & Shanahan, J. (2011). Environmental values and the social amplification of risk: An examination of how environmental values and media use influence predispositions for public engagement in wildlife management decision making. Society and Natural Resources. 24(3), 276-291
Nisbet, E.C. & Meyers, T. (2011). Anti-American Attitudes as a media effect? Arab media, political identity, and public opinion in the Middle East. Communication Research
Epstein, D., Nisbet, E.C., & Gillespie, T. (2011). Who's responsible for the digital divide? Public perceptions and policy implications. The Information Society. 27(2), 92-104
Nisbet, E.C. & Meyers, T. (2010) Challenging the state: Transnational TV and political identity in the Middle East. Political Communication. 27(4), 1-20
Nisbet, E.C. (2008). Media use, democratic citizenship, and communicating gaps in a developing democracy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 20 (4), 454-482
Nisbet, E.C. and Shanahan, J. (2008). Anti-Americanism as a communication problem? Foreign media and public opinion toward the United States in Europe and the Middle East. American Journal of Media Psychology. 1(1). 7-35
Broadly, my research interests focus on three substantive areas: a) media and international affairs - mostly in terms of American-Islamic relations, b) media and comparative democratization - primarily in Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and c) and science & environmental communication
My research agenda centers around two sets of theoretical questions exploring a) how contextual and individual factors interact to influence communication and processes of opinion formation and b) the relationship between social identity and/or value orientations, processes of communication, and consequences for public opinion. I employ a range of quantitative methodologies, including survey research, experimental designs, content analysis, and secondary data analysis.