|Associate Professor in US Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs||Room 009, Southend House||+44 (0) 191 33 42416|
Dr. Andersen received his PhD in 2011 from Rutgers University. He worked at the Eagleton Institute of Politics for two years at the Center on the American Governor before moving to Iowa State University in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of American Government. He joined Durham University in 2019 as an Assistant Professor in United States Politics.
Dr. Andersen studies American politics and government, focusing on political psychology and political behaviour. His research explores how people learn about politics and then how what they learn influences what they believe and how they act politically. His research has been published in some of the top academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis.
Dr. Andersen also has extensive outreach to the media and has made numerous appearances on radio and television broadcasts in the United States and Europe.
- American Politics
- Campaigns and Elections
- Experimental Methods
- Political Psychology
- Quantitative Methods
- Andersen, D. (2023). Crowded Out: The Effects of Concurrent Elections on Political Engagement, Candidate Evaluation, and Campaign Learning in the United States. Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy, https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2023.2261450
- Andersen, D. J., & DiTonto, T. (2020). The Importance of Candidate Sex and Partisan Preference Over Time: A Multi-day Study of Voter Decision-Making. Journal of Politics, 82(4), 1337-1353. https://doi.org/10.1086/708340
- Andersen, D. J., Redlawsk, D. P., & Lau, R. R. (2019). The Dynamic Process Tracing Environment (DPTE) as a Tool for Studying Political Communication. Political Communication, 36(2), 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2019.1579771
- Peterson, D. A., Biederman, L. A., Andersen, D., Ditonto, T. M., & Roe, K. (2019). Mitigating gender bias in student evaluations of teaching. PLoS ONE, 14(5), Article e0216241. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216241
- Andersen, D. J., & Lau, R. R. (2018). Pay Rates and Subject Performance in Social Science Experiments Using Crowdsourced Online Samples. Journal of Experimental Political Science, 5(3), 217-229. https://doi.org/10.1017/xps.2018.7
- Andersen, D. J., & Ditonto, T. (2018). Information and its Presentation: Treatment Effects in Low-Information vs. High-Information Experiments. Political Analysis, 26(4), 379-398. https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2018.21
- Ditonto, T., & Andersen, D. J. (2018). Two’s a Crowd: Women Candidates in Concurrent Elections. Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, 39(3), 257-284. https://doi.org/10.1080/1554477x.2018.1475790
- Lau, R. R., Andersen, D. J., Ditonto, T. M., Kleinberg, M. S., & Redlawsk, D. P. (2017). Effect of Media Environment Diversity and Advertising Tone on Information Search, Selective Exposure, and Affective Polarization. Political Behavior, 39(1), 231-255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-016-9354-8
- Andersen, D. J. (2016). An Outsider’s Inside View of the Iowa Caucuses. PS: Political Science and Politics, 49(04), https://doi.org/10.1017/s1049096516001426
- Major, M., & Andersen, D. J. (2016). Polls and Elections: Swift Boating Reconsidered: News Coverage of Negative Presidential Ads. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 46(4), https://doi.org/10.1111/psq.12324
- Andersen, D. J., & Junn, J. (2010). Deracializing Obama: White Voters and the 2004 Illinois U.S. Senate Race. American Politics Research, 38(3), https://doi.org/10.1177/1532673x09339356
- Vercellotti, T., & Andersen, D. (2009). Voter-Identification Requirements and the Learning Curve. PS: Political Science and Politics, 42(01), https://doi.org/10.1017/s1049096509090295
- Lau, R. R., Andersen, D. J., & Redlawsk, D. P. (2008). An Exploration of Correct Voting in Recent U.S. Presidential Elections. American Journal of Political Science, 52(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5907.2008.00319.x