Faculty

Josh Pasek : Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Josh Pasek

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Josh Pasek is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. His research explores how new media and psychological processes each shape political attitudes, public opinion, and political behaviors. Josh also examines issues in the measurement of public opinion including techniques for reducing measurement error and improving survey design. His work has been published in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Communication Research, and the Journal of Information Technology and Politics among other outlets.

jpasek@umich.edu
Brian Weeks : Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies

Brian Weeks

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies

Brian Weeks is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. His primary research areas include the formation and consequences of political misperceptions, how citizens engage political information in social media, and the role of emotions in politics. Before moving to Michigan, Brian was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna.

beweeks@umich.edu
Stuart Soroka : Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science

Stuart Soroka

Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science

Stuart Soroka is Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, having moved from McGill University in summer 2014. Most of his 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. 

ssoroka@umich.edu