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  • Faisal Karimi

    Faisal Karimi

    Graduate, Communication

    BioFaisal Karimi is a John. S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He is the founder and director of the Afghanistan Institute for Research and Media Studies (AIRMS), which includes the Afghanistan Women's News Agency (AWNA), a multimedia news platform to cover women's issues in that country, and Kaashi Media. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of both of those organizations. In 2021, after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and increasing threats to journalists, Karimi helped employees of his women's news agency — a team of female journalists and producers — escape to the U.S. and Canada. He continues to run his organization in exile, reflecting the voices of Afghanistani women and providing much-needed information and news to people in Afghanistan.
    Before joining Stanford University, Karimi was a visiting scholar at San José State University Human Rights Institute from April 2022 to May 2023; he was researching journalism under Taliban rule. Prior to the Taliban takeover, he also taught in the School of Journalism and Communication at his alma mater, Herat University in western Afghanistan, as a tenure-track faculty member for 12 years. During his 22 years of experience in journalism industry and academia, Faisal Karimi worked as a social media lead researcher at Internews Network, Asia and Pacific regional coordinator at Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), chief editor of People's Radio, IWPR regional coordinator, vice president of Afghanistan's Journalists Center (AFJC), consultant at Equal Access International, journalism adjunct faculty at Kashkeshan-e-Sharq and Hariwa Universities and TOLONews multimedia journalist. He earned a B.A. in Journalism from Herat University, a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication, a specialty in New Media Studies from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and a one-year certificate program in journalism and curriculum development from San Jose States University in the United States.

  • Jon Krosnick

    Jon Krosnick

    Frederic O. Glover Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Communication and of Political Science, at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and, by courtesy, of Psychology

    BioJon Krosnick is a social psychologist who does research on attitude formation, change, and effects, on the psychology of political behavior, and on survey research methods. He is the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and (by courtesy) Psychology. At Stanford, in addition to his professorships, he directs the Political Psychology Research Group and has directed the Summer Institute in Political Psychology.

    To read reports on Professor Krosnick’s research program exploring public opinion on the environment, visit the Public Opinion on Climate Change web site.

    Research Interests
    Author of seven published books and two forthcoming books and more than 190 articles and chapters, Dr. Krosnick conducts research in three primary areas: (1) attitude formation, change, and effects, (2) the psychology of political behavior, and (3) the optimal design of questionnaires used for laboratory experiments and surveys, and survey research methodology more generally.

    His attitude research has focused primarily on the notion of attitude strength, seeking to differentiate attitudes that are firmly crystallized and powerfully influential of thinking and action from attitudes that are flexible and inconsequential. Many of his studies in this area have focused on the amount of personal importance that an individual chooses to attach to an attitude. Dr. Krosnick’s studies have illuminated the origins of attitude importance (e.g., material self-interest and values) and the cognitive and behavioral consequences of importance in regulating attitude impact and attitude change processes.

    Winner of the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding research, and the Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology, Dr. Krosnick’s scholarship has been recognized by election as a fellow by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Erik Erikson Award for Excellence and Creativity in the Field of Political Psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology, two fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Phillip Brickman Memorial Prize for Research in Social Psychology, and the American Political Science Association’s Best Paper Award.