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University of Louisville
gun control, environmental policy, social media, Twitter, information technology, interest groups, framing, public policy
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About Me

My research focuses on how interest groups frame public policy issues in a variety of media, from press releases to tweets. I have studied this in the context of environmental issues, including the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010, and more recently in the context of gun policy.

Recent Publications

Merry, Melissa K. 2013. “Tweeting for a Cause: Microblogging and Environmental Advocacy.” Policy & Internet, 5(3): 304-327.

Merry, Melissa K. 2014. Framing Environmental Disaster: Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. New York: Routledge.

Merry, Melissa K. 2014. “Broadcast Versus Interaction: Environmental Groups’ Use of Twitter.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 11(3): 329-344.

Merry, Melissa K. 2015. “Constructing Policy Narratives in 140 Characters or Less: The  Case of Gun Policy Organizations.” Policy Studies Journal. doi: 10.1111/psj.12142

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Guest post on the London School of Economics American Politics and Policy blog:

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