Matthew Motta

Assistant Professor

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210 Social Sciences and Humanities

Twitter: @matt_motta
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PhD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2018

Dr. Motta is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, where he was also a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. Prior to joining the faculty at OSU, he served as a Science Communication postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (University of Pennsylvania), and was based at the Yale Law School as an affiliated scholar at the Cultural Cognition Project.

His research focuses on a wide range of topics related to American politics, public opinion, science communication, and both health and environmental policy. Dr. Motta is especially interested in identifying the social and political determinants of anti-science attitudes, and investigating their policy impact. He is also broadly interested in designing communication strategies that promote effective engagement between the public and the scientific community on politically contentious issues.

Research Interests

Environmental Policy & Climate Opinion, Public Health, Political Behavior, Political & Science Communication  

Recent Publications