Political Communications, Political Psychology, Race & Gender, Survey and Experimental Research Methods
Mona Kleinberg received her PhD in 2014 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She focuses on how the new media environment (the Internet) affects democratic politics. She also examines the role of race and gender in American politics and has a significant interest in survey and experimental research. She was a visiting professor at Lehigh University from 2014-15 and is now a faculty member at UMass Lowell. Mona is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.
She is currently working on a large project related to Internet use and political knowledge among young Americans (with Richard Lau, Rutgers). This project was inspired by the somewhat cynical question whether young Americans, who carry their smart phones 24/7, will ever bother committing information to memory in an age when they can 'just google it.'