Fred Solop, PhD

Fred Solop Professor
Northern Arizona University
Politics & International Affairs
Blg SBS Rm #235
Phone: 928-523-3135


  • American politics
  • political participation
  • public opinion
  • social movements
  • internet democracy
  • research methodology


  • PhD, Rutgers University, 1990
  • MA, Rutgers University, 1985
  • BA, Pennsylvania State University, 1976

Career History 

  • Professor: Department of Politics & International Affairs, Northern Arizona University. 2002-present.  [Assistant Professor, 1990-1996; Associate Professor, 1996-2002] 
  • Visiting Professor: University Studies Abroad Consortium, University of Alicante, Spain. Fall 2014. 
  • Chair: Department of Politics & International Affairs, Northern Arizona University. 2008-2011, 2013-2014.
  • Director: Social Research Laboratory, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northern Arizona University. 1999 to 2008 [Involved with SRL since 1992]. 
  • Scholar-in-Residence: The University of Valencia, Spain, Northern Arizona University International Studies Program. 2004-2005.         
  • Visiting Scholar: The University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Spring 1998. 
  • Visiting Scholar: Center for Political Studies, The University of Michigan. Fall 1997.


Frederic I. Solop and Nancy A. Wonders (2015) “Data Aggregation versus Traditional Journalism in Election Reporting: An Analysis of Competing Narratives in the 2012 Presidential Election,” Electronic News.

Frederic I. Solop (2009) "RT @BarackObama We Just Made History: Twitter and the 2008 Presidential Election," John Allen Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr., eds. Communicator-in-Chief: A Look at How Barack Obama used New Media Technology to Win the White House. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books

Roddy Brett and Frederic I. Solop (2008) "Decir verdades acalladas y rebatir invisibilidades subalternas: investigación académica en casos legales," Nomades. Number 29 (October) pp. 80-95