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Emily Diamond

University of Rhode Island
United States
Email diamond [at] uri [period/dot] edu

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.

Emily Diamond’s website.

Publications

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

Media Coverage

Diamond’s research on rural climate change attitudes discussed by Middleton, Arthur & Justin Brasheres. “More Than Twice the Size of Texas: That’s how much land Biden wants to conserve over the next decade. But is it possible?” The New York Times. December 21, 2020.

Dr. Diamond interviewed by Annie Ropiek discussing identities and climate change public opinion. “COVID And Black Lives Matter Have Spurred Real Change; Why Can’t Climate Change Do The Same?” New Hampshire Public Radio, July 14, 2020.

Dr. Diamond’s research on rural climate change attitudes: “New study shows rural westerners strongly support environmental protections.” Phys.org, July 14, 2020.

Dr. Diamond’s research on rural climate change attitudes: Nosowitz, Dan. “There are Climate Change Policies that Rural Americans – Even Republicans – Support.” Modern Farmer, July 9, 2020.

Dr. Diamond’s research on rural climate change attitudes: Falwell, Brent. “Rural America as Committed to Environmental Issues as Urban Areas.” Morning Consult, April 16, 2020.

Dr. Diamond’s research on rural climate change attitudes: “Where rural and urban Americans divide on the environment—and where there’s common ground.” Phys.org, February 14, 2020.

Dr. Diamond’s research on parental identities and climate change: Haspel, Elliot. “Millenial Parents are Failing their Children.” The New Republic, August 30, 2019.

Dr. Diamond’s research on parental identities and climate change: Ways and Means Podcast, Season 4, Episode 1: How Parenthood Affects Climate Change Skeptics