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Prof. Dr. Lilach Nir

Lilach Nir Portrait
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Division Communication Theory and Media Effects

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences


Professor Lilach Nir (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication) holds a dual appointment as core faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism and in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She specializes in in public opinion, mass media effects, and comparative political communication. Prof. Nir is a former Fulbright Fellow to the United States. She has served in the past on the International Communication Association (ICA’s) Executive Board and as Editor-in-Chief of Oxford’s International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Her publications include journal articles on public opinion perceptions, cross-national differences in news attention, exposure, and its effects, and the contribution of cross-cutting exposure to opinion quality. Her work has won a number of best paper awards and professional recognition, and appeared or is currently in press in PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Communication, American Political Science Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, and Communication Research.