PhD: 2018, University of Vienna
MA: 2014, University of Texas at Austin
BA: 2010, University of Nevada Reno
• Multiplatform Media Production
• Quantitative Research Methods
• Political Communication
• Journalism Studies
• Emerging Media Practices
Trevor Diehl is an Assistant Professor at BCA specializing in emerging technologies and political behavior. His research interests include the role of social media in politics, multi-platform news consumption, and comparative media studies. His current work employs automated content analysis to examine engagement with the news on social media. A second topic in this area looks at the success of the populist radical right in Europe and the US. Trevor teaches courses in online content production and communication research methods.
Before coming to BCA, Trevor was a researcher at the Media Innovation Lab at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he completed his PhD. He studied civic participation in the state of Texas at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life while earning an M.A. from UT Austin's School of Journalism. Before life in academia, Trevor worked as a copywriter, a production assistant, and a German automotive technician.
Diehl, T., Huber, B., Gil de Zuñiga, H, & Liu, J. (2019). Social Media and Beliefs about Climate Change: A Cross-National Analysis of News Use, Political Ideology, and Trust in Science.
International Journal of Public Opinion Research,
Diehl, T., Vonbun-Feldbauer, R., & Barnidge, M. (2019). Tabloid News, Anti-immigration Attitudes and Support for Right-Wing Populist Parties.
Communication and the Public,
Diehl, T., Ardèvol-Abreu, A., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2019). How Engagement with Journalists on Twitter Reduces Public Perceptions of Media Bias.
Journalism Practice, 13(8), 971-975.
Diehl, T., Barnidge, M., & Gil de Zuñiga, H. (2018). Multi-Platform News Use and Political Participation across Age Groups: Toward a Valid Metric of Platform Diversity and its Effects.
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(2), 428-451.
Diehl, T., Weeks, B. E., & Gil de Zuniga, H. (2016). Political persuasion on social media: Tracing direct and indirect effects of news use and social interaction. New Media & Society, 18(9), 1875-1895.