University of Wisconsin–Madison
309 Hiram Smith Hall (map)
1545 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1215
E-mail: scheufele at wisc.edu
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During the academic year, click here to schedule an appointment through Google Calendar.
(Click here for current C.V.)
April 10, 2014: Google+ online discussion with Union of Concerned Scientists on the future of societal debates about science in highly polarized political environments (invite here)
March 21, 2014: New Materials Today column with Sara Yeo et al. on the absence of environmental health and safety content from Twitter debates surrounding nanotechnology
February 15, 2014: Talk at annual AAAS meeting on new technologies, public trust, and deference toward scientific authority
February 1, 2014: Keynote talk at DGPuK/Universität Zürich conference on the changing nature of science communication
January 17, 2014: TEDx talk on why
disagreement is a central part of (online) democracy
January 6, 2014: Online-first version of Energy Policy article with Sara Yeo et al. on U.S. public opinion on nuclear energy after Fukushima
December 5, 2013: Keynote at NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference
November 26, 2013: Panel discussion on trolls, online comments and the future of online news, Society of Professional Journalists
November 15, 2013: Kavli lecture on emerging technologies and the science/policy interface, Neuroscience & Public Policy Program, UW-Madison
November 9, 2013: New online-first article with Jiyoun Kim and co-authors in Risk Analysis on how individual predispositions moderate the relationship between cognitive processing and risk perceptions
October 15, 2013: Op-ed in the New Scientist on online comments and their effects on (science) journalism and democracy
October 14, 2013: Live discussion on KALW 91.7FM San Francisco on the complexities of online democracy and social media
(listen to MP3 here)
October 8, 2013: New article in Review of Policy Research on U.S. nanoscientists' views of technology regulation (with Elizabeth Corley and Youngjae Kim)
October 7, 2013: Talk on behavior and attitude change for Wisconsin chapter of Association of Energy Services Professionals
September 23, 2013: Talk at NAS Sackler Colloquium on Science Communication as Political Communication
(Watch the complete talk here)
August 13, 2013: Special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on "The Science of Science Communication Sackler Colloquium"
August 13, 2013: Communicating science in social settings - a primer - in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
August 6, 2013: Named honorary professor of communication at the Technical University Dresden, Germany
July 9, 2013: ASTC Webinar on Changing perceptions among scientists about talking and listening to the public
July 2, 2013: New column in The Scientist with Sara Yeo et al., linking scientists' academic success to their willingness to engage with public audiences about their work
June 20, 2013: Panel talk on The future of (environmental)
communication as a discipline, International Communication Association, London, England
(Slides available here)
May 20, 2013: Plenary talk, First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
May 16, 2013: New chapter in Patricia Moy's Communication and community with Andy Binder and Dominique Brossard on the impact of misperceptions of public opinion on (science) policy makers
May 9, 2013: Panel discussion on U.S. climate and emergy challenges, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts & Letters
May 3, 2013: Talk at Arizona State University on Emerging
rapidly changing media environments
April 25, 2013: Panel discussion on the risks and benefits of nano medicine, WOSU-TV, Columbus, OH
March 13, 2013: Talk at Wisconsin Farm Credit Legislative Conference, Madison, WI
March 8, 2013: Talk at Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Washington, DC (view video)
March 3, 2013: New York Times Op-Ed with Dominique Brossard on how reader comments re-shape our understanding of news ... and science
February 19, 2013: Online-first article with Ashley Anderson et al. in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, linking (un)civil blog posts to public risk perceptions
February 10, 2013: New article with Ashley Anderson et al. in Journal of Nanoparticle Research on how small differences in lay explanations of new technologies have great impact on public perceptions
February 2, 2013: New article with Mike Cacciatore et al. in Politics and the Life Sciences on how media framing of biofuels shapes public attitudes
February 2, 2013: New article with Ashley Anderson et al. in Politics and the Life Sciences on issue attention cycles for emerging technologies in print and online media
January 12, 2013: Online-first release of new article with Kristin Runge et al. in Journal of Nanoparticle Research, tracking the social media discourse surrounding emerging technologies
January 4, 2013: New Perspectives article in Science with Dominique Brossard on what empirical data tell us about the promise and perils of online science communication
(PDFs available at ResearchGate)
Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Runge, K., Su, L. Y., Kim, J., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Partisan amplification of risk: American perceptions of nuclear energy risk in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Energy Policy, 67, 727-736. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.061.
Fung, T., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Social norms, spirals of silence and framing theory: An argument for considering cross-cultural differences in media effects research. In W. Donsbach, C. T. Salmon & Y. Tsfati (Eds.), The spiral of silence: New perspectives on communication and public opinion (pp. 131-144). New York: Routledge.
Shanahan, J. & Scheufele (2013). Cultivation and the Spiral of Silence: Theoretical and empirical intersections. In Morgan, M., Shanahan, J., & Signorelli N. (Eds.) Living with Television Now: Advances in Cultivation Theory & Research (pp. 347-365). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
Scheufele, B. T., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Framing and priming effects: Exploring challenges connected to cross-level approaches in media effects research. In E. Scharrer (Ed.), Media effects/media psychology: Volume V of the International companions to media studies (pp. 89-107). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Corley, E. A., Kim, Y., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). The current status and future direction of nanotechnology regulations: A view from nano-scientists. Review of Policy Research, 30(5), 488-511. doi: 10.1111/ropr.12036
Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Communicating science in social settings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 3), 14040-14047. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213275110
Fischhoff, B., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). The science of science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 3), 14031-14032. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1312080110
Ho, S. S., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2013). Factors influencing public risk-benefit perceptions of nanotechnology: Assessing the roles of mass media, interpersonal communication, and elaborative processing. Public Understanding of Science, 22(5), 606-623. doi: 10.1177/0963662511417936
Binder, A. R., A., S. D., & Brossard, B. (2013). Contentious communities: Examining antecedents to opinion perception and expression during site-selection for a bioresearch facility. In P. Moy (Ed.), Communication and community (pp. 233-252). New York: Hampton Press.
Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Ladwig, P. (2013). Crude comments and concern: Online incivility's effect on risk perceptions of emerging technologies. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12009
Anderson, A. A., Kim, J., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2013). What’s in a name? How we define nanotech shapes public reactions. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15(2), 1-5.
Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Nanoparticle-related deaths: Science news and the issue attention cycle in print and online media. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 87-96. doi: 10.2990/31_1-2_87
Cacciatore, M. A., Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2013). Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 36-51. doi: 10.2990/31_1-2_36
Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Science, new media, and the public. Science, 33(6115), 40-41. doi: 10.1126/science.1232329