Emily Pechar Diamond
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island
I am an Assistant Professor in the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. I received a PhD in Environmental Policy at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy.
As a political scientist and environmental communication expert, I research public opinion on environmental issues, particularly climate change. My research explores the role of identities in driving political attitudes. Specifically, I look at how non-partisan identities -- such as parental, place-based, or conservationist identities -- influence how individuals form their attitudes on environmental issues. My research has implications for efforts to overcome partisan divisions on environmental policies through framing and communication.