Current Principal Investigators
Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Ted Brader is Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, as well as Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, and Faculty Associate at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. He received his PhD in 1999 from Harvard University.
His research spans many topics in American and comparative political behavior, including the role of emotions in politics, the development and impact of partisan identities, media and campaign effects on public opinion, experimental and survey methods, and how citizens make sense of a wide variety of political issues (e.g., immigration, globalization, terrorism, public health crises, natural disasters, racial discrimination). He is the author of Campaigning for Hearts and Minds (University of Chicago Press, 2006), which presents scientific evidence on why and to what effect campaign advertising triggers emotional responses from voters. Other research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including: American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Politics & Policy, Post-Soviet Affairs, and PS: Political Science and Politics. He has collected original survey and experimental data on citizen attitudes in Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. He has received several research grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
Brader is Associate Principal Investigator for Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS). He has served on the governing council of the International Society of Political Psychology. In 2009, he received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association. Prior to becoming one of the principal investigators of the American National Election Studies (ANES) in 2014, his work with the project began as a member of the ANES Board and Associate Principal Investigator from 2010 to 2013.
Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Shanto Iyengar holds a joint appointment as the Harry and Norman Chandler Chair in Communication and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. His areas of expertise include the news media, public opinion, and political campaigns. He is the author of Media Politics: A Citizen’s Guide (Norton, 2015); News That Matters (University of Chicago Press, 1987, 2010), Is Anyone Responsible? (University of Chicago Press, 1991), The Media Game: American Politics in the Television Age (Macmillan, 1993), Explorations in Political Psychology (Duke University Press, 1995), and Going Negative (Free Press, 1995).