Dominique Brossard



Dominique Brossard is professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the  UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and the Morgridge Institute for Research.  

Brossard's teaching focuses on science and risk communication and her research agenda looks at the intersection between science, media and policy. Brossard is an internationally known and widely published expert in public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues. She is particularly interested in understanding the role of values in shaping public attitudes and using cross-cultural analysis to understand these processes, especially discourse in online environments. Brossard has a varied professional background that includes experience in the lab and in the corporate world. She earned her M.S. in plant biotechnology from the Ecole Nationale d’Agronomie de Toulouse and her M.P.S and Ph.D. in communication from Cornell University.


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