Kate Kenski

About Kate Kenski

Kate Kenski (Ph.D. 2006, University of Pennsylvania) teaches political communication, public opinion, and research methods at the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. Prior to teaching at the UofA, she was a Senior Analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) team in 2000 and 2004. She is co-author of The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election  (2010, Oxford University Press) with Bruce W. Hardy and Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Capturing Campaign Dynamics: The National Annenberg Election Survey (2004, Oxford University Press) with Daniel Romer, Paul Waldman, Christopher Adasiewicz, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. She has published articles and research notes in the American Behavioral Scientist, the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Communication Research, the  International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Psychology, Health, & Medicine, Public Opinion Quarterly, the Social Science Computer Review, and Women & Politics.

Selected Publications

Rains, S. A., Kenski, K., Coe, K., & Harwood, J. (forthcoming). Incivility and political identity on the internet: Intergroup factors as predictors of incivility in discussions of news online. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Pitts, M. J., Kenski, K., Smith, S., & Pavlich, C. (forthcoming). Focus group discussions as sites for public deliberation, sensemaking, and civic engagement following shared political documentary viewing. Journal of Public Deliberation.

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

Martey, R. M., Shaw, A., Stromer-Galley, J., Kenski, K., Clegg, B. A., Folkestad, J. E., Saulnier, T., and Strzalkowski, T. (forthcoming). Testing the power of game lessons: The effects of art and narrative on reducing cognitive bias. International Journal of Communication.

Kenski, K., & Jamieson, K. H., Eds. (2017).  The Oxford handbook of political communication.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Kenski, K., Coe, K., & Rains, S. A. (2017, online first). Perceptions of uncivil discourse online: An examination of types and predictors. Communication Research.

Shaw, A., Kenski, K., Stromer-Galley, J., Martey, R., Clegg, B. A., Lewis, J. E., Folkestad, J. E., and Strzalkowski, T. (2016, May). Serious efforts at bias reduction: The effects of digital games and avatar customization on three cognitive biases. Journal of Media Psychology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000174

Conway, B. A., Kenski, K., & Wang, D.  (2015). The rise of Twitter in the political campaign: Searching for intermedia agenda-setting effects in the presidential primary. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 15, 363-380. DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12124

Coe, K., Kenski, K., & Rains, S. (2014).  Online and uncivil?  Patterns and determinants of incivility in newspaper website comments. Journal of Communication, 64, 658-679. DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12104

Conway, B. A., Kenski, K., & Wang, D. (2013). Twitter use by presidential primary candidates during the 2012 campaign.  American Behavioral Scientist 57(11), 1596-1610.

Kenski, K., & Jamieson, K. H.  (2011). Presidential and vice presidential debates in 2008: A profile of audience composition.  American Behavioral Scientist, 33(5), 307-324.

Kenski, K.  (2010). The Palin effect and vote preference in the 2008 presidential election.  American Behavioral Scientist, 54(3), 222-238.

Kenski, K., Hardy, B. W., & Jamieson, K. H.  (2010). The Obama victory: How media, money, and message shaped the 2008 election.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Kenski, K., & Jamieson, K. H. (2010).  The effects of candidate age in the 2008 presidential election.  Presidential Studies Quarterly, 40(3), 449-463.

Stroud, N. J., & Kenski, K.  (2007). From agenda setting to refusal setting: Survey nonresponse as a function of media coverage across the 2004 election cycle.  Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(4), 539-559.

Falk, E., & Kenski, K.  (2006). Sexism vs. partisanship: A new look at the question of whether America is ready for a woman president.  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 54(7/8), 413-428.

Romer, D., Kenski, K., Winneg, K., Adasiewicz, C., & Jamieson, K. H.  (2006). Capturing campaign dynamics 2000 & 2004: The National Annenberg Election Survey.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Kenski, K., & Stroud, N. J.  (2006). Connections between internet use and political efficacy, knowledge, and participation.  Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 50(2), 173-192.

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Kate Kenski
Associate Professor
Telephone: (520) 626-3066
Fax: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 202

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences