Fields of Study: American Politics, Methodology
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Erin Rossiter is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She broadly studies the dynamics of interpersonal political communications and the consequences such communications have for American political behavior, with a specific interest in political discussion and polarization. Her research agenda also involves advancing quantitative methodologies, namely text-as-data and experimental methods, for settings involving interpersonal communication. Her current work experimentally examines the consequences of conversations that cross partisan lines on how Americans feel about opposing party members. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Before coming to Notre Dame, she earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis a B.A. in Political Science & English at Creighton University.