Jennifer L. Jerit

Academic Appointments

Douglas A. Donahue, Jr. 1973 Distinguished Professor; Professor of Government

I study public opinion and political communication, focusing on the features of media coverage that influence how people learn about the political world. My current research examines best practices for the measurement of public opinion through survey and experimental methods.  I am Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Political Science. I also am a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology (3rd ed.). My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council.  You can find my published work in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and other scholarly journals.


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HB 6108




  • B.A. Vanderbilt University
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign