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Ann Crigler

Professor of Political Science

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3168
Office: VKC 327
Office Hours: Mondays : 5-6pm



Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
A.B. , Wellesley College, 1977

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, 2003-  
Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 2005-2011  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Crigler's research examines how people understand and learn about politics from the news media. She has co-authored several publications on this subject including three books: Common Knowledge: News and the Construction of Political Meaning with W.R. Neuman and M. Just (University of Chicago Press, 1992); an edited volume, The Psychology of Political Communication (University of Michigan Press, 1996), and a co-authored book on media and the 1992 presidential campaign entitled Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates and the Media in a Presidential Campaign with M. Just, D. Alger, T. Cook, M. Kern and D. West (University of Chicago Press, 1996). Following the disputed 2000 election, Professor Crigler co-edited a volume on electoral reform with Marion Just and Edward J. McCaffery entitled: Rethinking the Vote: The Politics and Prospects of American Election Reform (Oxford University Press, 2004). Her most recent book is a co-edited volume, The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior (University of Chicago Press, 2007) which examines the role of emotions in political decision-making.

Research Specialties

American Politics, Political Communication, Public Opinion, Research Methods, Presidential Elections, Emotions and politics, Civic Engagement

Honors and Awards

USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, Excelled in teaching, research and service to the University., 2010  
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