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.)
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
december 5, 2012: Talk at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
december 3, 2012: Plenary talk Digital oder Analog – neue Formate in der Wissenschaftskommunikation, 5. Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation, Dresden, Germany
november 4, 2012: Talk at National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Frontiers of Science Colloquium, Irvine, CA
november 2, 2012: National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow
october 21, 2012: Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
october 17, 2012: New article with Tsung-jen Shih and Dominique Brossard in International Journal of Public Opinion Research on how personal values shape what people take away from discussing science with others
october 15, 2012: Talk at Brown University: "Toward a Science of Science Communication," Providence, RI
october 10, 2012: New essay on (in)civility in U.S. politics
in Clayton and Elgar's Civility and and Democracy in America
october 8, 2012: New chapter with Ashley Anderson et al. on online tools for citizen engagement with science in Citizen voices: Performing public participation in science and environment communication
september 30, 2012: Online-first version of new Energy Policy article with Mike Cacciatore and Bret Shaw on how media framing of biofuels can shape consumer acceptance.
september 14, 2012: Lunch talk on successful communication strategies at Advanced Metering Roundtable, Wisconsin Public Utility Institute, Madison, WI
september 12, 2012: Lunch talk at 2012 Bioscience Vision Summit on communicating scientific breakthroughs in 2.0 media environments, Madison, WI
august 28, 2012: New article with Matthew C. Nisbet in Breakthrough Journal, highlighting the long-term dangers of promoting partisan polarization, especially for Democrats
august 20, 2012: New chapter with Doo-Hun Choi and Anthony Dudo in Springer's Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society on how U.S. newspapers have covered neuroscience nanotechnology during the last decade
august 17, 2012: New chapter with Matthew C. Nisbet in the latest volume of Communication Yearbook on audience and media selectivity in Web 2.0 environments
august 13, 2012: New article with Elizabeth Corley and Youngjae Kim in Jurimetrics on public attitudes toward regulations of nanotechnology
july 24, 2012: New column with Matthew C. Nisbet in The Scientist discussing five persistent but inaccurate "truths" about the public and effective (science) communication
july 18, 2012: Talk on science and society at TU Dresden's Boysen Colloquium "Nachhaltige Energiesysteme - Interdependenz von technischer Gestaltung und gesellschaftlicher Akzeptanz," Gut Gödelitz, Mochau, Germany
july 15, 2012: Online-first version of new S&PP article with Pete Ladwig et al., cautioning against operationalizations of self-reported familiarity as indicators of scientific understanding
july 10, 2012: PNAS Podcast with Baruch Fischoff about the May Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication in Washington, DC
july 8, 2012: New article with Ashley Anderson and colleagues in International Journal of Public Opinion Research on trust in scientists as sources of information about emerging technologies.
july 7, 2012: Talk at the DFG-Forschergruppe Politische Kommunikation in der Online Welt, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
june 23, 2012: New article in Public Understanding of Science with Michael Cacciatore and Elizabeth Corley, analyzing how online information seeking can help close (scientific) knowledge gaps
june 6, 2012: Antrittsvorlesung at the Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
may 21-22, 2012: National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium on "The Science
of Science Communication"
april 12, 2012: Discussion with WPR's Joy Cardin about our new results relating to misperceptions and polarization in U.S politics
april 10, 2012: New online column in The Scientist with Andrew R. Binder and Dominique Brossard, cautioning against the use of public meetings and consensus conferences for policy making
april 8, 2012: New article in New Media and Society with Michael Cacciatore and colleagues comparing media coverage of emerging technologies across traditional and online news environments
march 20, 2012: Talk on science-public disconnects at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters Council meeting, Madison, WI
february 28, 2012: Online-first version of new article with Shirley Ho and Elizbeth A. Corley in Public Understanding of Science, exploring the influence of mass and interpersonal communication on risk perceptions
february 19, 2012: Online-first version of new article in Nano Today on "what Google searches really tell us about emerging technologies," lead-authored by Xuan Liang and Ashley A. Anderson
january 18, 2012: Online-first version of new article in Science and Public Policy with Youngjae Kim and ELizabeth Corley, clustering U.S. nanoscientists based on their regulatory policy stances
january 9, 2012: New article with Kang Namkoong and Timothy Fung in Mass Communication & Society, explaining the role that emotional reponses toward candidates play in mobilizing voters
(PDFs available at ResearchGate)
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
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), 43-58.
Ladwig, P., Dalrymple, K. E., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2012). Perceived familiarity or factual knowledge? Comparing operationalizations of scientific understanding. Science and Public Policy, 39(6), 761-774. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scs048
Scheufele, D. A. (2012). The dangerous amalgam of modern political discourse. In C. W. Clayton & R. Elgar (Eds.), Civility and democracy in America: A reasonable understanding (pp. 156-160). Pullman, WA: Washington University Press.
Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A. (2012). Online talk: How exposure to disagreement in online comments affects beliefs in the promise of controversial science. In L. Phillips, A. Carvalho, & J. Doyle (Eds.), Citizen voices: Performing public participation in science and environment communication (pp. 119-135). Chicago, IL: Intellect / University of Chicago Press.
Nisbet, M. C., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012). The polarization paradox: Why hyperpartisanship strengthens conservatism and undermines liberalism. Breakthrough Journal, 3, 55-69.
Cacciatore, M. A., Anderson, A. A., Choi, D.-H., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Liang, X., Ladwig, P., Xenos, M., & Dudo, A. (2012). Coverage of emerging technologies: A comparison between print and online media. New Media & Society, 14(6), 1039-1059. doi: 10.1177/1461444812439061
Choi, D.-H., Dudo, A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012). U.S. news coverage of neuroscience nanotechnology: How U.S. newspapers have covered neuroscience nanotechnology during the last decade. In S. A. Hays, J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller & I. Bennett (Eds.), Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Nanotechnology, the brain, and the future (Vol. 3, pp. 67-78): Springer Netherlands.
Scheufele, D. A., & Nisbet, M. C. (2012). Online news and the demise of political debate. In C. T. Salmon (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (Vol. 36, pp. 45-53). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Corley, E. A., Kim, Y., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012). Public challenges of nanotechnology regulation. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, 52(3), 371-381.
Anderson, A. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Corley, E. A. (2012). The role of media and deference to scientific authority in cultivating trust in sources of information about emerging technologies. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 24(2), 225-237. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edr032
Kim, Y., Corley, E. A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012). Classifying US nano-scientists: Of cautious innovators, regulators, and technology optimists. Science and Public Policy, 39(1), 30-38. doi: 10.3152/030234212x13113405157822
Liang, X., Anderson, A. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A. (2012). Information snapshots: What Google searches really tell us about emerging technologies. Nano Today, 7, 72-75. doi: 10.1016/j.nantod.2012.01.001
Namkoong, K., Fung, T. K. F., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012). The politics of emotion: News media attention, emotional responses, and participation during the 2004 U.S. Presidential election. Mass Communication and Society, 15(1), 25-45. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2011.563894
Youtie, J., Carley, S., Shapira, P., Corley, E. A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Perceptions and actions: Relationships of views on risk with citation actions of nanotechnology scientists. Research Evaluation, 20(5), 377-388. doi: 10.3152/095820211x13176484436014
Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Perspective: Public attitudes toward nanotechnology. In Susanna Hornig Priest (Ed.), Nanotechnology: Public perception and risk communication (pp. 71-78). New York: Taylor and Francis.
Xenos, M. A., Becker, A. B., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Stimulating upstream engagement: An experimental study of nanotechnology information seeking. Social Science Quarterly, 92(5), 1191-1214. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00814.x
Dudo, A. D., Brossard, D., Shanahan, J. E., Scheufele, D. A., Morgan, M., & Signorelli, N. (2011). Science on television in the 21st century: Recent trends in portrayals and their contributions to public attitudes toward science. Communication Research, 38(6), 754-777. doi: 10.1177/0093650210384988
Kim, E., Scheufele, D. A., & Han, J. Y. (2011). Structure or predisposition? Exploring the interaction effect of discussion orientation and discussion heterogeneity on political participation. Mass Communication & Society, 14(4), 502-526. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2010.51346
Kim, S.-H., Scheufele, D. A., Shanahan, J., & Choi, D.-H. (2011). Deliberation in spite of controversy? News media and the public’s evaluation of a controversial issue in South Korea. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(2), 320-336.
Ho, S. S., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2011). Value predispositions, mass media, and attitudes toward nanotechnology: The interplay of public and experts. Science Communication, 33(2), 167-200. doi: 10.1177/1075547010380386
Berube, D., Cummings, C., Cacciatore, M., Scheufele, D. A., & Kalin, J. (2011). Characteristics and classification of nanoparticles: Expert Delphi survey. Nanotoxicology, 5(2), 236-243. doi: 10.3109/17435390.2010.521633
Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2011). From enabling technology to applications: The evolution of risk perceptions about nanotechnology. Public Understanding of Science, 20(3), 385-404. doi: 10.1177/0963662509347815
Becker, A. B., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). New voters, new outlook? Predispositions, social networks, and the changing politics of gay civil rights. Social Science Quarterly, 92(2), 324-345. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00771.x
Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Gunther, A. C. (2011). Interpersonal amplification of risk? Citizen discussions and their impact on perceptions of risks and benefits of a biological research facility. Risk Analysis, 31(2), 324-334. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01516.x
Dudo, A. D., Dunwoody, S., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). The emergence of nano news: Tracking thematic trends and changes in U.S. newspaper coverage of nanotechnology. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(1), 55-75.
Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Modern citizenship or policy dead end? Evaluating the need for public participation in science policy making, and why public meetings may not be the answer. Paper #R-34, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy Research Paper Series. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
Scheufele, D. A. (2011, January 20). Our nation's fear of political complexity,Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Dudo, A., Choi, D.-H., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Food nanotechnology in the news. Coverage patterns and thematic emphases during the last decade. Appetite, 56(1), 78-89. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2010.11.143