Brian Weeks

Assistant Professor


Brian Weeks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies. His primary research areas include the formation and consequences of political misperceptions, and how citizens engage and learn from political information on social media. He teaches courses on the internet and political communication, misinformation, and how society shapes news content. Brian received his Ph.D. in Communication from The Ohio State University and prior to coming to Michigan he held a position at the University of Vienna.


Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts