Christine Filer

About Christine Filer

Christine Filer is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, with a focus in political communication. She is also a research analyst at Langer Research Associates. Her research interests include public opinion, American politics, and media.

While at the University of Arizona, Filer served as a research assistant to Dr. Kate Kenski on “Mitigating Analytical Bias through CYCLES of Transformative Learning in Serious Games,” a project funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Sirius Program. Among other duties, she was responsible for managing Arizona’s lab for a multi-year, multi-university project that developed and evaluated two video games to teach intelligence agents to recognize and mitigate six different cognitive biases. Filer has also assisted research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and received multiple research grants for her own projects.

Research Interests

  • Public Opinion
  • Media and Politics
  • Political Campaigns
  • Social Media

Selected Publications

Kenski, K., Filer, C. R., & Conway, B. A. (Forthcoming). Communicating party labels and names on Twitter during the 2016 presidential invisible primary and primary campaigns. Journal of Political Marketing.

Kenski, K., Filer, C. R., & Conway, B. A. (Forthcoming). Lying, liars, and lies: Incivility in 2016 presidential candidate and campaign tweets during the invisible primary. American Behavioral Scientist.

Conway, B. A., Filer, C. R., Kenski, K., & Tsetsi, E. (2017, online first). Reassessing Twitter’s agenda-building power: An analysis of intermedia agenda-setting effects during the 2016 presidential primary season. Social Science Computer Review.

Castonguay, J., Filer, C. R., & Pitts, M. (2016). Seeking help for depression: Applying the health belief model to illness narratives. Southern Communication Journal, 81(5), 289-303.

Kunkel, D., Castonguay, J., & Filer, C. R. (2015). Evaluating industry self-regulation of food marketing to children: A longitudinal study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49(2), 181-187.

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Contact Information

Christine Filer
PhD Candidate and Research Analyst, Langer Research Associates
Telephone: (212) 456-2623
Office: 7 W. 66th St., 6th Floor New York, NY 10023


PhD Candidate

Dissertation Title

Character Matters: How News Media Build and Attack Candidate Character, and the Effects of Candidate Traits on Voters

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the Study of Communication
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Communication
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Survey of Mass Communication
  • Media and Politics in America
  • Paladins (transition-to-college course for first-year Honors students)
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences