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Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo

Christopher Newport University

Based in

United States
North America

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.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Public opinion

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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).