Benegal, Salil D., PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Salil Benegal teaches courses on topics of Environmental Politics, Political Psychology, and Human Rights at DePauw University. He is involved with the Environmental Fellows Program at DePauw University, and also an affiliate of the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.
His research primarily examines public opinion on environmental and social policy, and the psychology behind these attitudes. His recent publications have examined economic insecurity and growing partisan gaps as causes of climate change skepticism and denial. Much of his current research uses survey experiments to examine how political communication influences support for environmental and social policies.
Prior to joining DePauw University, he earned his M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Connecticut.