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Jeremy Levy

Program Area(s):  Experimental Methods; American Politics

Dissertation Title:

“How Could Anyone Believe That?”: Interacting with Unfamiliar Beliefs across the Political Divide

Dissertation Committee:  James N. Druckman (chair), Mary McGrath, John Bullock, Daniel Molden

Research Interests: Public Opinion; Political Behavior; Political Psychology; Belief Systems and Ideology; Values; Polarization; Misinformation.

Publications: 

  • “Affective Polarization in the American Public” (with James N. Druckman). In Thomas J. Rudolph, ed., Handbook of Politics and Public Opinion. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Book Review. “Left & Right: The Psychological Significance of a Political Distinction, by John T. Jost” (with James N. Druckman). 2022. Political Psychology.
  • Bias in Education Disability Accommodations” (with James N. Druckman and Natalie Sands). 2021. Economics of Education, 85. 
  • “Science and the Politics of Misinformation” (with Robin Bayes, Toby Bolsen, & James N. Druckman). 2021. In Howard Tumber & Silvio Waisbord, eds., The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism. New York: Routledge.
  • “A Case Study of Bicycle Thefts on the Washington DC Metrorail System Using a Routine Activities and Crime Pattern Theory Framework” (with Nancy G. La Vigne and Yasemin Irvin-Erickson). 2017. Security Journal 31(3):1-21.

Awards:

  • Rapoport Family Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Survey Research Grantee, 2022
  • TGS Graduate Research Grant, 2021
  • Northwestern Funding in American Politics and Methods, 2021
  • Minar Memorial Summer Award, 2021
  • Northwestern Funding in American Politics and Methods, 2020
  • Northwestern Funding in American Politics and Methods, 2019

Conference Presentations: 

  • Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 2021, Junior Scholar Symposium - April, "How Could Anyone Believe That?: Interacting With Unfamiliar Beliefs Across the Political Divide "
  • Annual Conference Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research 2021, Panel Presentation - September, "How Could Anyone Believe That?: Ideology and Views of the Other Side’s Beliefs”
  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association 2021, Panel Presentation - September, "How Could Anyone Believe That?: Understanding Unfamiliar Beliefs Across the Political Divide”
  • Chicago Area Behavior Conference 2021, Poster Presentation - May, "Misperceptions and Reality Constraints to Motivated Reasoning"
  • Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 2021, Panel Presentation - April, "Misperceptions and Reality Constraints to Motivated Reasoning"
  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association 2020, Poster Presentation - September, "Are ‘Demonstrably False’ Misperceptions Different?
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