Ann Crigler

Expert on political communication and advertising, mass media and public opinion, American politics and election campaign coverage

Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science


  • California politics, including 2010 governor and Senate elections
  • California 2010 ballot propositions
  • understanding issues in the news
  • how the media inform U.S. voters
  • political advertising and communication
  • political psychology
  • mass media
  • public opinion
  • local media coverage of election campaigns
  • presidential elections
  • election/voting reform
  • emotion and politics

Additional Information


The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior




Rethinking the Vote: The Politics and Prospects of American Election Reform




The Psychology of Political Communication




Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates and the Media in a Presidential Campaign




Common Knowledge: News and the Construction of Political Meaning


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