Magdalena is a Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Davis. Prior to UC Davis, she was an Associate Professor of Political Communication at Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. She also held a position at IE School of Communication at the IE University of Spain. Her research primarily focuses on the changing media environment and how it creates opportunities and challenges for informed publics, tolerant citizenry, and responsive governance. Specifically, she examines how media use and political talk affect opinion dynamics on both individual and societal levels and how these influence perceptions, knowledge, prejudice and tolerance among other cognitive and behavioral outcomes related to diverse societies. Magdalena also serves as a board member for Europe at the International Communication Association and as an editor at the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.