Brooke Molokach is a Ph.D. student in Communication at the University of Delaware. Her research centers on affective polarization, motivated reasoning, and the potential role of intellectual humility in reducing political hostility. She is also interested in narrative-based mechanisms of persuasion. An affiliate of the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, Brooke holds an M.A. in International Affairs from American University and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Yale University.