People: Research Faculty

Nicholas Valentino

Research Professor


Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Department of Political Science
Professor, Communication Studies


Ph.D. 1998 University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)


Nicholas Valentino’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Nicholas Valentino’s Google Scholar Profile



Professor Valentino is a student of political communication, political psychology, and electoral behavior. His work focuses on political campaigns, racial attitudes, emotions, and social group cues in news and political advertising. His current work examines the intersection between racial attitudes and emotion in predicting political participation and vote choice.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4440, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–647–4302
Fax: 734–764–3341

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Selected Publications

Please also see Nicholas Valentino’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Nicholas Valentino’s Google Scholar Profile

Valentino, N.A., et al., Is a worried citizen a good citizen? Emotions, political information seeking, and learning via the Internet. Political psychology, 2008. 29(2): p. 247.

Brader, T., N.A. Valentino, and E. Suhay, What triggers public opposition to immigration? Anxiety, group cues, and immigration threat. American Journal of Political Science, 2008. 52(4): p. 959.

Valentino, N.A., Crime News and the Priming of Racial Attitudes During Evaluations of the President. The Public Opinion Quarterly, 1999. 63(3): p. 293-320.

Sears, D.O. and N.A. Valentino, Politics Matters: Political Events as Catalysts for Preadult Socialization. The American Political Science Review, 1997. 91(1): p. 45-65.

Ansolabehere, S., et al., Does Attack Advertising Demobilize the Electorate? The American Political Science Review, 1994. 88(4): p. 829-838.