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Areas of Expertise
- Research centers around political communication, including how people use and process political information as well as the effects of such use, and how politicians manage media.
- Specific research Interests include media technology and politics, including how people use new media to get involved politically; public opinion, specifically how perceptions of public opinion influence attitudes, thinking, and behaviors; and political entertainment, such as the effects of viewing programs like "The Daily Show" on knowledge and political participation.
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