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Ariel Hasell

Ariel Hasell

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication and Media


Ph.D. 2016 University of California, Santa Barbara (Communication)


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Ariel Hasell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Broadly, her research focuses on digital media, public opinion, and public engagement with politics and science. She uses quantitative methodologies to examine how an individual’s choice of news media content influences various attitudes and behaviors, including information evaluation, motivations to process and share information, and the formation of policy preferences. Her dissertation examined the influence of digital social signals on the transmission, selection, and framing of political news information in social media.


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Ann Arbor MI 48109-1285

Phone: 734-764-0420
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Selected Publications

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Hasell, A., Lyons, B. A., Tallapragada, M., & Jamieson, K. H. (2020). Improving GM Consensus Acceptance Through Reduced Reactance and Climate Change-based Message Targeting. Environmental Communication, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2020.1746377

Hasell, A., & Stroud, N. J. (2020). The differential effects of knowledge on perceptions of genetically modified food safety. International Journal of Public Opinion Research32(1), 111-131. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edz020

Lyons, B., Hasell, A., Tallapragada, M., Jamieson, K.H. (2019). Conversion messages and attitude change: Strong arguments, not costly signals. Public Understanding of Science, ahead of print, doi: 10.1177/0963662518821017

Lyons, B., Hasell, A., & Stroud, N.J. (2018). Enduring Extremes? Polar Vortex, Drought, and Climate Change Beliefs. Environmental Communication, 12(7), 876-894. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2018.1520735