- Russia’s Wicked Power in the 2016 U.S. Election Jan 23, 2017
- Why Russians Support Putin's Foreign Policy Sep 9, 2016
- Internet Freedom: a Tool for Democracy or Authoritarianism? Jul 26, 2016
Erik Nisbet is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University and a CPD Faculty Fellow. Broadly, his research interests focus on three substantive areas: public diplomacy and foreign policy, mostly in terms of American-Islamic relations; comparative democratization, primarily in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; science, health, and environmental communication, focusing on barriers to effective communication. His research agenda centers around three sets of theoretical questions exploring a) how contextual and individual factors interact to influence communication and processes of opinion formation and b) the relationship between social identity and/or value orientations, processes of communication, and consequences for public opinion c) framing effects and individual differences. He employs a range of quantitative methodologies, including survey research, experimental designs, content analysis, and secondary data analysis.