Emily Thorson

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department at Syracuse University & Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute


Emily Thorson is an assistant professor in the political science department at Syracuse University and a Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Boston College political science department and, before that, an assistant professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

She received a dual Ph.D in communications and political science at the Annenberg School and at the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research focuses on information effects in politics, both on the aggregate and individual level. Specifically, she traces how political information and misinformation reach citizens (through traditional and new forms of media as well as through informal interactions) and the conditions under which this information affects their attitudes and behavior.