Email: LNir@mail.huji.ac.il Website:http://lilachnir.wix.com/lnir
Academic Background and Fields of Interest
Lilach Nir (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) holds a dual appointment as tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She specializes in public opinion, mass media effects, and social-network effects on political attitudes, cognitions and behavior. Prof. Nir is a former Fulbright Fellow to the United States. Her publications include journal articles on news-framing and public discourse, public opinion perceptions, the internet and the family, conversational dynamics of online political discussions, social network diversity and participation, developing a novel measure of opinion quality, and the contribution of political disagreement to opinion quality.
Her work has won awards from the International Communication Association and the World Association for Public Opinion Research, and has appeared or is currently in press in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Communication Theory, Political Studies, and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
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