Matthew Nisbet

Matthew C. Nisbet is associate professor of communication studies, and affiliate associate professor of public policy and urban affairs at Northeastern University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in communication from Cornell University and a BA in government from Dartmouth College. Nisbet's research focuses on the role of communication, advocacy and journalism in environmental politics and contentious science debates.

Science Communication in the Age of Polarization

A study of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science finds their politically homogeneous environment on and off the job seems to play a primary role in how they form judgments about policy issues and whether, or how, they choose to engage the public.

8 years ago

In the Anthropocene, Every Discipline Has a Role

Grappling with climate change going forward won’t be so much grappling with climate as it will be grappling with human reactions to the forces already in motion. Universities have a role to play in marshaling all their disciplines in this endeavor, says Matthew Nisbet.

8 years ago