Professor Brandon Bosch's work focuses on representations in mass media, including news and entertainment, and their linkage to culture and public opinion. His research includes work on news media sourcing and perceptions of public opinion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More recently, he is looking at ideological messages on authority figures and gender in the superhero genre. He received an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Political Communication from the University of Washington, and his work integrates research from Sociology, Political Science, Communication, and Psychology.
As a Professor of Practice, much of his work centers on being an instructor. He teaches Sociology of Mass Media, Political Sociology, and the Senior Seminar in the Sociology Department, and teaches Political Communication, Democracy and Citizenship, and Public Issues in America in the Political Science Department.
Additionally, he is the internship coordinator for both Political Science and Sociology, and strongly encourages undergraduates to complete an internship before graduation. Former internship activities have included such things as researching legislative bills, working on a documentary film, working on public opinion surveys, and supporting victims of domestic abuse. If you want to learn more, he asks you to please email him about setting up a meeting or take a look at our list of internships.
Ph.D. University of Washington
Areas of Specialization
- Mass Media
- Political Communication
- Political Sociology
- "'Why So Serious?' Threat, Authoritarianism, and Depictions of Crime, Law, and Order in Batman Films." Mass Communication & Society 17 (2016): 217-235.
- "Beyond Vox Pop: The Role of News Sourcing and Political Beliefs in Exemplification Effects.” Mass Communication & Society 17 (2014): 217-235.
- Theories of Public Opinion." Handbook of Communication Science (2013): 289-308. Vol. 1, Theories and Models of Communication edited by P. J. Schulz and P. Cobley. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. With Patricia Moy.