I am Brian Falb Harrison (Ph.D. Northwestern) and I am a social scientist, teacher, writer, and media consultant. My research focuses on the effects of communication and identity on public opinion and political behavior in American Politics.

My book Listen, We Need To Talk (Oxford University Press, with Melissa Michelson, Menlo College) looks at how identity and communication affect attitudes about LGBT policies like marriage equality, employment non-discrimination legislation, and transgender rights. The book is set for publication in February 2017.

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 academic outlets like Political Behavior, PS: Political Science and Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.