Emily A. Thorson

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I am an assistant professor of political science at Boston College. From 2012 to 2015 I was 
an assistant professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. I received a dual Ph.D in communications and political science at the Annenberg School and at the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. 

My research focuses on how citizens learn about the political world. I am particularly interested in understanding what people get wrong about politics and policies, and how correcting these misperceptions can have downstream effects on attitudes and behavior.