Assistant Professor of Political Communication, LSU
I am an assistant professor of political communication in the Manship School of Mass Communication and the Political Science Department at Louisiana State University. I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2015, and my B.A. in political science from Boston College in May 2009.
I study American government and political communication, with an emphasis on political behavior, campaign strategy, and the media. My research is published or forthcoming in Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Perspectives on Politics, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, PLoS ONE, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Political Marketing, and Political Science Research & Methods.
My first book, Home Style Opinion: How Local Newspapers Can Slow Polarization (co-authored with Matthew P. Hitt and Johanna L. Dunaway) is now published with Cambridge University Press' new series, Elements in Politics and Communication.
I have written for FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Vox, Mischiefs of Faction, The Conversation, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Scientific American. I also serve on the editorial board of the journal Political Communication.
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