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Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo

Christopher Newport University
United States
Email rebecca.bromleytrujillo [at] cnu [period/dot] edu

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo is an Associate Professor and Research Director of the Wason Center for Civic Leadership at Christopher Newport University. Her research explores state and local climate change policy, the relationship between public opinion and public policy and how science is used in the policy process. Rebecca’s work appears in a number of peer reviewed journals including Policy Studies Journal, Review of Policy Research, and Climatic Change. She received her B.A. in political science from the University of Texas, San Antonio and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo’s website.


Joshua A. Basseches,  Rebecca Bromley‑Trujillo, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Trevor Culhane, Galen Hall, Noel Healy, David J. Hess, David Hsu, Rachel M. Krause, Harland Prechel, J. Timmons Roberts, Jennie C. Stephens. 2022. Climate policy conflict in the U.S. states: a critical review and way forward, Climatic Change, 170(3-4).

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo & Mirya R. Holman. 2020. “Climate Change Policymaking in the States: A view at 2020,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism (May 2020).

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo & Andrew Karch. 2020. “Salience, Scientific Uncertainty, and the Agenda-Setting Power of Science,” Policy Studies Journal (November 2019).

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, Mirya Holman, & Andres Sandoval. 2019. “Hot Districts,
Cool Legislation: Evaluating Agenda Setting and Policy Responsiveness in Climate Change Bill Sponsorship in U.S. States,” State Politics and Policy Quarterly (April 2019).

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo & John Poe. 2018. “The Importance of Salience: Public Opinion and State Policy Action on Climate Change,” Journal of Public Policy (April 2019).

Rebecca Bromley‐Trujillo, J. S. Butler, John Poe, & Whitney Davis. 2016. “The Spreading of Innovation: State Adoptions of Energy and Climate Change Policy,” Review of Policy Research (September 2016).

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, James W. Stoutenborough, & Arnold Vedlitz. 2015. “Scientific Advocacy, Environmental Interest Groups, and Climate Change: Are climate skeptic portrayals of climate scientists as biased accurate?Climatic Change (December 2015).

James W. Stoutenborough, Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, & Arnold Vedlitz. 2015. “How to Win Friends and Influence People: Climate Scientists Perspectives on their Relationship with and Influence on Government Officials,” Journal of Public Policy (April 2015).

James W. Stoutenborough, Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, & Arnold Vedlitz. 2014. “Public Support for Climate Change Policy: Consistency in the Influence of Values and Attitudes over Time and Across Distinct Policy Alternatives,” Review of Policy Research (October 2014).

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, James W. Stoutenborough, Kellee J. Kirkpatrick, & Arnold Vedlitz. 2014. “Climate Scientists and Environmental Interest Groups: The Intersection of Expertise and Advocacy,” Politics, Groups, and Identities (January 2014).

Richard C. Hula & Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo. 2010 “Cleaning up the Mess: Redevelopment of Urban Brownfields,” Economic Development Quarterly (May 2010).

Media Coverage

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo’s research on media coverage of scientific issues. How Media Shapes Environmental Issues,” With Good Reason, November, 2020.

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo on Gen Z climate activism discussed by Molly Longman. Gen Z’s Radical, Virtual Quest To Save The Planet,” Refinery 29, September 25, 2020.

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo on having children in a climate crisis discussed by Elizabeth Gulino. Should We Be Bringing Children Into Our Dying World? Refinery 29, September 25, 2020.

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo on the issue of climate change in the 2018 midterms discussed by Alejandra Borunda. What do the 2018 midterms say about climate action in the U.S.? National Geographic, November 9, 2018.

Despite Trump, many cities and states are fighting climate change,” Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, Washington Post, June 6, 2017.