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Political Communication; Political Psychology; Race & Gender; Survey and Experimental Research Methods.
Dr. Kleinberg focuses on technology (new media), political knowledge, and public opinion. She is trained as a political psychologist and uses experiments and surveys in her research. Most of her upcoming research is on race (and sometimes gender) and politics, but her published work fits squarely in traditional political behavior and public opinion scholarship.<br><br>Dr. Kleinberg is keenly interested in the intersection of race and new technology (e.g. algorithms and their role in racial inequality; new media and social movements, the internet and political knowledge of marginalized populations; facebook and ethnic conflict). She is also interested in white racial resentment and the role of white identity in the formation of policy positions (e.g. resistance to affirmative action, universal health care, reparations, etc). Lastly, Dr. Kleinberg also works on the measurement of racial attitudes in survey and experimental research.
<b>Mona Kleinberg</b> received her PhD in 2014 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her work in the American Politics sub-field focuses on political communication and the effects of race and gender on public opinion. She also has a significant interest in survey and experimental research. Her research has been published in <i>Public Opinion Quarterly,</i> <i>Political Behavior</i>, and the<i> Journal of Political Marketing</i>. Dr. Kleinberg is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).<br><br><br>