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Dannagal G. Young, Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware, is an APPC sabbatical scholar who will be at the policy center part-time during the fall 2023 semester. Young (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 2007), who is also a distinguished research fellow at APPC, studies the content, audience, and effects of nontraditional political information. She has published over 60 academic articles and book chapters on the content, psychology, and effects of political information, satire, and misinformation. Her current book, Wrong: How Media, Politics, and Identity Drive our Appetite for Misinformation with JHU Press, is available for preorder and will be published in fall 2023. Her book Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laugher in the U.S. examines satire and outrage as the logical extensions of the respective psychological profiles of liberals and conservatives (Oxford University Press, 2020: here). Young’s 2020 TED Talk explaining how our psychology shapes our politics, and how media exploit these relationships, has been viewed over 1.9 million times. A research fellow with the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication, she was awarded the University of Delaware's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. In recognition of her public-facing work, in 2021, she became the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Robert M. Entman Award in Democracy and Political Communication from the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

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