Daniel Sude

Daniel Sude

Daniel Sude

Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting, Emeriti & Affiliated


Email: Daniel Sude
Room 204, 600 21st Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer mediated communication
  • Political communication
  • Social influence

Current Research

Dr. Sude’s academic research identifies means of promoting more civil, open-minded, and thoughtful behaviors, online. This work leverages social context and online affordances to understand (de)polarization processes. Dr. Sude also conducts research and statistical consulting for a variety of industry clients. You can learn more about his research and consulting at https://www.danielsude.com.


Ph.D., Communication, The Ohio State University

M.A., Psychology, University of British Columbia

M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago

B.A., Anthropology, Dartmouth College



Westerwick, A., Sude, D.J., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2022) Self-consistency and self-enhancement motivation impacts on selective exposure to politics — A SESAM Model Application. Mass Communication and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2022.2056854

Budak, C., Garrett, R. K., & Sude, D. (2021). Better crowdcoding: Strategies for promoting accuracy in crowdsourced content analysis. Communication Methods and Measures15 (2), 141-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2021.1895977

Sude, D.J., Pearson, G.D.H., Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2021). Self-expression just a click away: Source interactivity impacts on confirmation bias and political attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior, 114. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2020.106571

Westerwick, A., Sude, D.J., Robinson, M., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2020). Peers versus pros: Confirmation bias in selective exposure to user-generated versus professional media messages and its consequences. Mass Communication and Society, 23, 510-536https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2020.1721542

Garrett, R. K., Sude, D., & Riva, P. (2020). Toeing the party lie: Ostracism promotes endorsement of partisan election falsehoods. Political Communication37, 157-172. https://doi.org/ggmpfn

Sude, D.J., Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Robinson, M., & Westerwick, A. (2019). “Pick and choose” opinion climate: How browsing of political messages shapes public opinion perceptions and attitudes. Communication Monographs4, 457-478. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2019.1612528

Book Chapters

Sude, D.J., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2022). Selective exposure and attention to attitude-consistent and attitude-discrepant information: Reviewing the evidence. In Strömbäck, J., Wikforss, A., Glüer, K., Lindholm, T., and Oscarsson, H. (Eds.) Knowledge resistance in high-choice information environments. Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003111474

Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Westerwick, A., & Sude, D.J., (2020). Media choice and selective exposure. In M. B. Oliver, A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects (4th ed.) (pp. 146 – 162)London, UK: Routledge.

Classes Taught

  • Comm 1000 Imagining Better Social Media (Dean’s Seminar)
  • Comm 3190 Imagining Better Social Media Communication
  • Comm 3110 Research Methods
  • Comm 4199 Senior Seminar