Stuart Soroka

Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science
Institute for Social Research
Center for Political Studies
(734) 764-8362
Biography: 

Stuart N. Soroka is Michael W. Traugott Collegiate 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 the Department of Political Science at McGill University in summer 2014. His research focuses on political communication, on the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and on the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media.

Current projects include work on negativity in politics, on the role of mass media in representative democracy, and on support for social welfare and immigration policy; Soroka is also a co-investigator with the Canadian Election Study. Professor Soroka's work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, the International Journal of Press and Politics, Journalism, Comparative Political Studies, and elsewhere. His books include Agenda-Setting Dynamics in Canada (UBC Press), Degrees of Democracy (CUP), Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada (Routledge), and Negativity in Democratic Politics (CUP).

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Research Interests: 
Political Communication Political Representation Public Opinion