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Mona Kleinberg

Mona S. Kleinberg
Mona S. KleinbergAssistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPolitical Science

Research Interests

Political Communications, Political Psychology, Race & Gender, Survey and Experimental Research Methods


  • Ph D: American Politics, (2014), Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
    Supporting Area: Women & Politics, Quantitative Methods
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "The Internet, Race, and US Democracy: Does a High-Choice Information Environment Lead to Better-Informed Citizens?"
  • BA: Communication, (2004), University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
    Supporting Area: Political Science

Awards and Honors

  • 2012 APSA Political Psychology Distinguished Junior Scholar Award (2012)
  • Clogg Scholarship Award (2011) - ASA Sociology Methods Section and the Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research (ICPSR)
  • Special Funding Award (2011) - Rutgers University Graduate School


  • Kleinberg, M., Lau, R.R. (2016) "Candidate Extremity, Information Environments, and Political Polarization: Three Experiments.,"
  • Lau, R.R., Andersen, D.J., Ditonto, T.M., Kleinberg, M., Redlawsk, D.P. (2016) "Effect of Media Environment Diversity and Advertising Tone on Information Search, Selective Exposure, and Affective Polarization," Political Behavior pp. 1-25
  • Kleinberg, M. (2016) "Candidate Extremity, Information Environments, and Affective Polarization: Three Experiments Using Dynamic Process Tracing," Springer pp. 67-87
  • Stalsburg, B.L., Kleinberg, M. (2015) "A Mom First and a Candidate Second: Gender Differences in Candidates’ Self-Presentation of Family," Journal of Political Marketing pp. 1–26

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Louis Bevier Dissertation Fellowship (2012), Fellowship - Rutgers University
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  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation (NSF)
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  • Organized Section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior APSA Travel Grant (2011), Grant -
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  • Excellence Fellowship (2007), Fellowship - Department of Political Science, Rutgers University
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