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Emily Diamond

University of Rhode Island

Based in

United States
North America

Emily Diamond is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Diamond’s area of expertise is in environmental communication, and her research focuses on how communication and media strategies interact with partisan and non-partisan identities to influence public support for environmental policies, especially on the topic of climate change. She investigates how the values and identities related to who we are, where we live, and what we do shape how we think about environmental issues.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Behavioral action Public opinion

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Emily Diamond & Kaitlin Urbanski (2022) The Impact of Message Valence on Climate Change Attitudes: A Longitudinal Experiment, Environmental Communication, 16(8):1046-1058, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2022.2151486

Emily Diamond & Jack Zhou (2021) Whose policy is it anyway? Public support for clean energy policy depends on the message and the messenger, Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2021.1969844

Diamond, Emily P. 2020. The Influence of Identity Salience on Framing Effectiveness: An Experiment. Political Psychology, 41(6): 1133-1150. doi: 10.1111/pops.12669

Diamond, Emily P., Thomas Bernauer & Frederick W. Mayer. 2020. Does providing scientific information affect climate change and GMO policy preferences of the mass public? Insights from survey experiments in Germany and the United States. Environmental Politics, 29(7): 1199-1218. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1740547

Diamond, E., R. Bonnie, E. Rowe. 2020. Rural Attitudes on Climate Change: Lessons from National and Midwest Polling and Focus Groups. NI Report 20-06. Durham, NC: Duke University

Bonnie, R., E. Diamond, E. Rowe. 2020. Understanding Rural Attitudes Toward the Environment and Conservation in America. NI R 20-03. Durham, NC: Duke University.

Pechar, Emily, Thomas Bernauer & Frederick W. Mayer. 2018. Beyond political ideology: The impact of attitudes towards government and corporations on trust in science. Science Communication, 40(3): 291-313. doi: 10.1177/1075547018763970