Adam Seth Levine
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Levine’s research focuses largely on questions related to political communication – how the language that elites use to describe policies, social problems, and American politics more generally affects the attitudes that people hold and their willingness to become politically active. He engages a series of topics fundamental to the democratic process: how individuals form political preferences, when they spend scarce resources expressing those preferences, and (partially as a result) why we observe some kinds of policy change and not others. Focal substantive areas include economic insecurity, economic inequality, climate change, same-sex marriage, campaign finance, and national security.