Shanto Iyengar

Professor of Communication and Political Science
Stanford University

Shanto Iyengar holds the Chandler Chair in Communication at Stanford University where he is also Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Laboratory.  

Iyengar’s teaching and research address the role of mass media in democratic societies, the conduct and effects of political campaigns, and the psychology of voting. His current work investigates the polarization of news audiences in the United States and abroad. Iyengar’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Norwegian Research Council, the Hewlett Foundation, and Google.  He is the recipient of several professional awards including the Philip Converse Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book in the field of public opinion, the Murray Edelman Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University.

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