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Samuel 'S.R.' Gubitz

Program Area(s):  Methods; American Politics

Regional Specialization(s):  United States

Dissertation Title:

Political incivility is a feature, not a bug: Why mediated incivility is not bad for democracy

Dissertation Committee:  James Druckman (chair), Mary McGrath, Reuel Rogers, Matthew Levendusky (University of Pennsylvania)

Interest(s): political incivility, media effects, race and media.

Publications: 

  • Gubitz, S.R. and Denzel Avant. n.d. “Racializing Captain America: How racial attitudes affect perceptions of affirmative action and diversity initiatives in media.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
  • Gubitz, S.R. 2020. “Experiments,” in Jean Clipperton, ed., Empirical Methods in Political Science: An Introduction, Evanston: Northwestern Libraries.
  • Druckman, James N., S.R. Gubitz, Matthew Levendusky, and Ashley Lloyd. 2019. “How Incivility on Partisan Media (De-)Polarizes the Electorate.” The Journal of Politics, 81(1): 291-295.
  • Gubitz, S.R., Samara Klar, Joshua Robison, and James Druckman. 2018. “Political Dynamics of Framing,” in Travis N. Ridout, ed., New Directions in Media and Politics 2nd Edition, New York: Routledge.

Conference Presentations:

  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Political Communication Pre-Conference 2020 - September, "Incivility in the Eye of the Beholder: Identity Moderates Incivility Perceptions"
  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Political Communication Pre-Conference 2019 - September, “The Price of Victory: Game-Frame Coverage and the Politicization of the Supreme Court” (with Warren Snead)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association 2019 - September . “Where to Place Sensitive Items in an Experiment? Pre- or Post-Treatment?” (with Tabitha Bonilla and Amanda Sahar d’Urso)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association 2018 - September, “How Incivility on Partisan Media (De-)Polarizes the Electorate” (with James Druckman, Matthew Levendusky, and Ashley Lloyd).

Awards: 

  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($14,852), March 2020
  • Northwestern Graduate Research Grant ($3,000), December 2019
  • Northwestern Funding in American Politics and Methods ($1,000), October 2019
  • Northwestern University Department of Political Science Travel Grant ($350), September 2019
  • Minar Graduate Research Award ($400), Northwestern University, June 2019
  • Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy Research Grant ($1,500), May 2019
  • Northwestern Funding in American Politics and Methods ($1,300), October 2018
  • Northwestern University Department of Political Science Travel Grant ($500), September 2018
  • Minar Graduate Research Award ($800), Northwestern University, June 2018
  • Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Rhetoric and Public Culture ($2,500), Northwestern University, September 2016
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