Joanne M Miller
1354 Social Science Building
267 19th Ave S
Joanne Miller is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science. She teaches courses on research design, quantitative methods, survey methods, political psychology, political propaganda, and belief in misinformation and conspiracy theories. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts and has won awards from the following American Political Science Association sections: Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior, Political Communication, and Political Organizations and Parties. She has published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly and American Politics Research.
As a political psychologist, her research applies theories from political science, psychology, and mass communication and uses multiple research methods to illuminate the processes by which citizens form political attitudes and become politically engaged. Her first research program (which has been featured in has been featured in the New York Times, Salon, the Washington Post, Vox, The Atlantic, and National Public Radio, among others) examines the political and psychological antecedents of belief in conspiracy theories. Her second research program examines the causes and consequences of political interest. Her third research program examines the impact of psychological motivations on citizens’ decisions to become politically active.