Ariel Hasell is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. Broadly, her research focuses on digital media, public opinion, and public engagement with politics and science. She uses quantitative methodologies to examine how an individual’s choice of news media content influences various attitudes and behaviors, including information evaluation, motivations to process and share information, and the formation of policy preferences.
Her current research is focused on how social media are changing the nature of expertise and who is perceived to be an expert on topics related to science (e.g. sustainability and wellness) and politics (e.g. journalism and institutions).