Professor Erik P. Bucy

Fulbright Scholarship Fellow

Texas Tech University

Erik P. Bucy is the Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University, where he teaches and conducts research on misinformation, news literacy, visual and nonverbal communication, and public opinion about the press.

He is the coauthor of Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections (with Maria Elizabeth Grabe), editor of the Sourcebook for Political Communication Research (with R. Lance Holbert, 2013), and former editor of Politics and the Life Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal published by Cambridge University Press. Bucy received his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Maryland, MS in Journalism from USC-Annenberg, and BA in English Literature from UCLA. He is a native of Los Angeles and began his career in the newspaper industry, writing for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Los Angeles Times, California Journal, and Orange County Register, among other news outlets.

An honorary fellow of the Mass Communication Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, Dartmouth College, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. For the 2023-24 academic year, Bucy is appointed as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Loughborough University. His research project, on press crisis, news performance, and democratic resilience, is a book length study of media accountability and news evaluation at peak moments of press scrutiny. 

During their Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, Professor Bucy is collaborating with Professor James Stanyer from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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