Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Public opinion, Race and media, Framing effects on opinion and emotion.
Kimberly Gross began teaching at the School of Media and Public Affairs in 2001. Her work focuses on media framing and public opinion and has appeared in the Journal of Communication, The American Journal of Political Science, The International Journal of Press Politics, The British Journal of Political Science and Political Psychology. Her current research focuses on the effects of framing on emotional response.
Gross's ongoing research projects include an exploration of the psychological processes that underlie framing effects with Paul Brewer of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a project examining anti-Muslim stereotypes and the War on Terror with John Sides of George Washington University. She is also working on a paper on the portrayal of race in the 2008 election with two students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. Along with Paul Brewer and Sean Aday, she received National Science Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation grants to conduct a panel survey examining trust in government in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In the spring of 2006, Gross was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Gross has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation research examined the effects of media coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots on public opinion.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001