• 17 Citations

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Research Interests

Professor Bonilla studies political behavior and communication and broadly examines how elite communication influences voter opinions of candidates and political policies. In particular, her work focuses on how messaging polarizes attitudes or can bridge attitudinal divides with substantive focuses on important topics in American politics ranging from gun control to human trafficking and immigration. Her work incorporates a range of quantitative methods including experiments and text analysis. 

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, Stanford University

… → 2015

Biology/Political Science, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2007

Political Science, MA, Stanford University

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  • Research Output

    • 17 Citations
    • 3 Article

    The evolution of human trafficking messaging in the United States and its effect on public opinion

    Bonilla, T. & Mo, C. H., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Public Policy. 39, 2, p. 201-234 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Elevated threat levels and decreased expectations: How democracy handles terrorist threats

    Bonilla, T. & Grimmer, J., Dec 1 2013, In : Poetics. 41, 6, p. 650-669 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Scopus citations