Muniba Saleem

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Muniba Saleem

Expert

Areas of Expertise: Media Stereotypes, Social Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Muslim Americans

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Muniba Saleem, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research. Dr. Saleem’s research explores the role of media in interpersonal and intergroup conflicts using social science quantitative methods. In the domain of intergroup conflict, Dr. Saleem has explored the role of media stereotypes in influencing attitudes towards and public policy decisions targeting Arabs and Muslims (Saleem & Anderson, 2013; Saleem et al., 2015; Saleem et al., 2016). Current work in this area explores how media influences immigrants’ ethnic and national identities, acculturation, trust and interest in American government, and relations with majority members. Dr. Saleem is examining the influence of media stereotypes and discrimination on Muslim American adolescents’ social identities using a longitudinal design. Finally, Dr. Saleem’s research has examined how media violence can influence aggression and reduce prosocial behaviors (Saleem, Anderson, & Gentile, 2012a; 2012b; Saleem & Anderson, 2011).

Education

MS, PhD, Psychology, Iowa State University

Areas of Expertise

  1. Media Stereotypes
  2. Social Psychology
  3. Quantitative Methods
  4. Muslim American

Publications

  • Does the media inform us about policies, or does it influence the policies we accept? Recent research suggests we are far more influenced by media than we think. In the case of Americans’ attitudes towards Muslims, research reveals that exposure to negative representations of Muslims...

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