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Fabian Neuner

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Affiliate Faculty
Post Doctoral Scholars, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902

Fabian Neuner is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate from the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan in 2018. Neuner studies political psychology, political behavior, and public opinion, both in the U.S. and in comparative contexts.

His research examines key dynamics in political psychology including biased information processing, framing, and emotions. To date, Neuner's research has been published in the Journal of Politics and Political Psychology (see publications in Google Scholar). 

Neuner's dissertation combines work conceptualizing and measuring framing effects with a substantive focus on public legitimacy of global governance. Here, he first examines how framing affects not merely attitudes, but respondents' understanding of politics. Second, Ihe studies attitudes toward global governance and how elite frames can affect the legitimacy of global regulatory bodies both in the specific context of global private environmental governance as well as global governance more broadly.

In addition to his dissertation, Neuner's research examines various aspects of political psychology and public opinion. Some of his current projects include work that unpacks (1) the mechanisms underlying framing and racial priming effects, (2) how mass media facilitates public responsiveness, and (3) the mechanisms underlying racial divides in perceptions of police-involved shootings.

Prior to his doctoral degree, Neuner received an M.Phil in Politics (European Politics and Society) from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc. in European Politics, Society and Economics from the University of Birmingham.

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • M.Phil. Politics (European Politics and Society), University of Oxford, UK 
  • B.Sc. European Politics, Society and Economics, University of Birmingham, UK

Neuner, F.G., and Wratil, C. (Accepted for Publication) The Populist Marketplace: Unpacking the Role of "Thin" and "Thick" Ideology, Political Behavior

Meerow, S., and Neuner, F.G. (Online First) Positively Resilient? How Framing Local Action Affects Public Opinion, Urban Affairs Review

Neuner, F.G., (2020) Public Opinion and the Legitimacy of Global Private Environmental Governance, Global Environmental Politics, 20:1, 60-81.

Bachleda, S., Neuner, F.G., Soroka, S., Guggenheim, L., Fournier, P., & Naurin, E. (2020) Measuring Negativity Biases in News Selection, Personality and Individual Differences, 155:1, 109675.

Neuner, F.G., Soroka, S.N., and Wlezien, C. (2019) Mass Media as a Source of Public Responsiveness, International Journal of Press/Politics, 24:3, 269-292.

Valentino, N.A., Neuner, F.G. , and L. Matthew Vandenbroek (2018) `The Changing Norms of Racial Political Rhetoric and the End of Racial Priming' , Journal of Politics, 80:3, 757-771.

Valentino, N.A., and Neuner, F.G.  (2017) `Why the Sky Didn't Fall: Mobilizing Anger in Reaction to Voter ID Laws' , Political Psychology, 38: 331-350.

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
PPS 515Advances in Media Effects
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 337Political Psychology
PPS 502Cognition/Emotions Political
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PPS 515Advances in Media Effects
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 337Political Psychology
PPS 502Cognition/Emotions Political
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 337Political Psychology