Brian Weeks

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, LSA


Ph.D. 2014 Ohio State


Brian Weeks’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Brian Weeks’s Website

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4479, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States
Phone: 734-763-1922
Fax: 734–764–3341

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Brian Weeks's primary research areas include the formation and consequences of political misperceptions, how citizens engage political information on social media, selective exposure, and the role of emotions in politics.

Selected publications. Please also see Brian Weeks’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Weeks, B.E., Ksiazek, T.B., & Holbert, R.L. (in press). Partisan enclaves or shared media experiences? A network approach to understanding citizens’ political news environments. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Maireder, A., Weeks, B.E., Gil de Zúñiga, H., & Schlögl, S. (in press). Big data and political social networks: Introducing audience diversity and communication connector bridging measures in social network theory. Social Science Computer Review.

Diehl, T., Weeks, B.E., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (in press). Political persuasion on social media: Tracing direct and indirect effects of news use and social interaction. New Media & Society.

Weeks, B.E. (2015). Emotions, partisanship, and misperceptions. How anger and anxiety moderate the effect of partisan bias on susceptibility to political misinformation. Journal of Communication, 4, 699-719.

Weeks, B.E., & Garrett, R.K. (2014). Electoral consequences of political rumors: Motivated reasoning, candidate rumors, and vote choice during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 26, 401-422.