Ann Crigler

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

Professor of Political Science

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • California politics
  • 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

Co-editor, The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior (2007); Co-editor, Rethinking the Vote: The Politics and Prospects of American Election Reform (2004); Editor, The Psychology of Political Communication (1996); Co-author, Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates and the Media in a Presidential Campaign (1996); Co-author, Common Knowledge: News and the Construction of Political Meaning (1992).

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