Background and activities

Shanto Iyengar's teaching and research addresses the role of the news media and mass communication in contemporary politics.

He is the author of several books including Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide (W. W. Norton, 2007), Going Negative: How Political Advertisements Shrink and Polarize the Electorate (Free Press, 1995), Explorations in Political Psychology (Duke University Press, 1993), and News That Matters: Television and American Opinion (University of Chicago Press, 1987).

Iyengar's research has been published by leading journals in political science and communication. He is also a regular contributor to

He has been an adjunct professor at NTNU since 2011, where he each fall teaches a graduate/research crash course on Media, Opinion and Political Behavior. Iyengar is also the Harry and Norman Chandler Chair in Communication and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Iyengar is also a senior fellow (by courtesy) at the Hoover Institution.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Curran, James; Coen, Sharon; Aalberg, Toril; Iyangar, Shanto. (2012) News Content, Media Consumption, and Current Affairs Knowledge. How media inform democracy. A comparative approach.
  • Hahn, Kyu S; Iyangar, Shanto; van Aelst, Peter; Curran, James. (2012) Does knowledge of hard news go with knowledge of soft news? : a crossnational analysis of the structure of public affairs knowledge. How media inform democracy. A comparative approach.