Dr. Daniel Gomez, Visiting Assistant Professor

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Ph.D., Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara, 2024

M.A., Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara, 2019

B.A., Communication, University of New Mexico, 2014


Areas of Specialization

Political Communication

Public Opinion

American Politics



Dr. Daniel Gomez is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at NMSU. He is a native New Mexican originally from the Peñasco valley in the Northern part of the state. He received his B.A. in Communication from the University of New Mexico, before receiving his PhD in Political Science, with a focus on Political Communication and American Politics from the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Gomez returns to New Mexico after a 7-year stint in California where he spent as much time on the beach as possible but couldn’t satisfy the longing for green chile with any luck. 

Dr. Gomez’s research focus is on social media and its influences on American democracy, the effects of group identity on political attitudes and democratic sentiment, and youth collective action in the digital age. His work has been published in numerous journals in political science, and he is a founding member of the UCSB Center for Information and Society’s Citizen’s Guide to Fake News. When he is not teaching or conducting research Dr. Gomez can usually be found making resin art, trying something at random from his cookbook collection with his wife Esperanza, or recreating yet another Bluey game with his 6- and 3-year-old nieces. 



Center for Information Technology and Society (2023). Fake news endangers democracy. In A. E. Hurt (Ed.), The corporatization of America (pp. 140-149). Greenhaven Press.


Jenkins, M. D., & Gomez, D. (2022). The effects of journalistic intervention and falsely balanced reporting on support for voter ID law. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.


Jenkins, M & Gomez, D. (2022) “Trump Lies, Truth Dies? Epistemic Crisis and Effect of False Balance Reporting on Beliefs about Voter Fraud.” The International Journal of Press/Politics.


Bimber, B., Koc-Michalska, K., Gomez, D., Jenkins, M., and Boulianne, S. (2020). “Public Beliefs about Falsehoods in News.” The International Journal of Press/Politics.


Fontaine, S. & Gomez, D. (2020) “Going Social: Explaining Presidential Use of Social Media.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 


Courses Taught

Introduction to Political Science
American National Government
Special Topics in American Government


Dr. Gomez's CV


Contact Information

Email: dmgomez@nmsu.edu

Breland Hall room 345, NMSU main campus