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Dustin Carnahan

Assistant Professor, College of Communication Arts and Sciences


Political communication, specifically how mass media influences public opinion and political behavior

Current Research

Media and elections, social media and political information, misperceptions, race-based differences in seeking news about crimes

Selected Publications

  • Carnahan, Dustin, R. Kelly Garrett, and Emily K. Lynch. (Forthcoming). Candidate vulnerability and exposure to counter-attitudinal information: Evidence from two U.S. Presidential elections. Human Communication Research, accepted February 2016.

  • Nelson, Thomas E., Dana E. Wittmer, and Dustin Carnahan. (2015). Should science class be fair? Frames and values in the evolution debate. Political Communication, 32(4), 625-647.

  • Garrett, R. Kelly, Dustin Carnahan and Emily K. Lynch. (2013). A turn toward avoidance? Selective exposure to online political information, 2004-2008. Political Behavior, 35 (1), 113-135.

  • Nelson, Thomas E., Sarah M. Bryner and Dustin M. Carnahan. (2011). Media and politics. In James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski and Arthur Lupia (eds), Handbook of Experimental Political Science. Cambridge University Press.

  • Coffey, Daniel, David B. Cohen, John C. Green, Diana Kingsbury, Monica C. Schneider, Barry L. Tadlock, and Dustin Carnahan. (2011). The battle for Ohio in 2008: The politics of pragmatism. In David B. Magleby (ed), The Change Election: Money, Mobilization, and Persuasion in the 2008 Federal Elections. Temple University Press.

Government Focus

Local, National, State