I am Brian Falb Harrison (Ph.D. Northwestern) and I am a political scientist, teacher, writer, and media consultant. I will be a lecturer at Northwestern University during the 2015-2016 academic year.

My research focuses on communication effects and the effects of identity on public opinion and political behavior in American Politics. My most recent work looks looking at how identity and communication affect attitudes about LGBT policies like marriage equality, employment non-discrimination legislation, and transgender rights.

My work has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon.com, The Guardian (UK), and National Public Radio and published in Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly. I also have a book under contract with Yale University Press.