FACULTY | Adam Berinsky
Adam Berinsky is a Professor of Political Science at MIT and serves as the director of the MIT Political Experiments Research Lab (PERL). Berinsky received his PhD. from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is the author of In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq (University of Chicago Press, 2009). He is also the author of Silent Voices: Public Opinion and Political Participation in America (Princeton University Press, 2004) and has published articles in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, The Quarterly Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies. He is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Berinsky is a specialist in the fields of political behavior and public opinion. His research focuses on the political behavior of ordinary citizens. While he is primarily concerned with questions of representation and the communication of public sentiment to political elites, he has also studied the continuing power of ethnic and racial stereotypes, the effect of voting reforms, survey research methodology, and public opinion concerning foreign policy.
"Education and Political Participation: Exploring the Causal Link." Forthcoming. Political Behavior (with Gabriel Lenz).
"Sex and Race: Are Black Candidates More Likely to Be Disadvantaged by Sex Scandals?" Forthcoming. Political Behavior (with Vincent Hutchings, Tali Mendelberg, Lee Shaker, and Nicholas Valentino.
"Revisiting Public Opinion in the 1930s and 1940s." Forthcoming. PS: Political Science and Politics (with Ellie Powell, Eric Schickler, and Ian Yohai)
In Time of War: Understanding Public Opinion, From World War II to Iraq. 2009. University of Chicago Press.
"Assuming the Costs of War: Events, Elites, and American Public Support for Military Conflict." Journal of Politics. 2007. 69(4): 975-997.
"An Estimate of Risk Aversion in the U.S. Electorate." Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 2007. 2(2): 139-154. (with Jeffrey Lewis).
"Public Opinion Research, Presidential Rhetoric, and Support for the Iraq War." Public Opinion Quarterly. 2007. 71(1): 126-141 (with James Druckman).
17.28J The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime
17.200 Graduate Seminar in American Politics
17.265 Public Opinion and American Democracy
17.266 Public Opinion
17.276 Public Opinion Research Training Lab
17.281 Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
17.850 Graduate Scope and Methods (Syllabus)
17.869 Political Science: Scope and Methods