Seth Goldman selected to be a 2023-2024 Institute for Social Science Research Scholar

Seth Goldman

Seth Goldman has been selected to be a 2023-2024 Institute for Social Science Research Scholar. As an ISSR Scholar, Seth will join a small group of researchers from across the university in a year-long seminar designed to advance each participant's selected research project. The ISSR Scholars will have extensive support for a major grant submission and will bring a selected expert of their choosing to campus to consult, as well. More info about the program: https://www.umass.edu/issr/what-we-do/issr-scholars-program

Seth K. Goldman, Ph.D., is Honors Associate Professor of Communication at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and Commonwealth Honors College. His research investigates the effects of mass media and political communication on stereotyping and prejudice, particularly around public opinion about race, gender, and sexuality.

Goldman is the author of The Obama Effect: How the 2008 Campaign Changed White Racial Attitudes (2014, Russell Sage Foundation), winner of the 2014 Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for the best book on journalism/mass communication. His research has been published in academic journals such as the American Journal of Political ScienceInternational Journal of Public Opinion ResearchJournal of PoliticsPolitical CommunicationPolitical Psychology, and Public Opinion Quarterly. Financial support for his research has been provided by the Russell Sage Foundation, NSF-funded Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), and the Face Value Project, funded by the Ford Foundation in partnership with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University.