Kate Kenski

Professor, Communication

Kate Kenski (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Communication and Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona where she teaches political communication, public opinion, and research methods. She is a former editor of the International Journal for Public Opinion Research and is currently an associate editor of Public Opinion Quarterly.  She has served as Chair of NCA’s Political Communication Division (2011) and as Secretary/Treasurer of APSA’s Political Communication Section (2010-present). Her book The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election (co-authored with Bruce W. Hardy and Kathleen Hall Jamieson; 2010, Oxford University Press) has won several awards including the 2011 ICA Outstanding Book Award, the 2012 NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award, the 2012 NCA Political Communication Division Roderick P. Hart  Outstanding Book Award, and The PROSE Award for 2010 Best Book in Government and Politics. Kenski is also co-author of the book Capturing Campaign Dynamics: The National Annenberg Election Survey (2004, Oxford University Press). She has published research in journals such as the American Behavioral ScientistCommunication Research, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic MediaPresidential Studies Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly. Her current research focuses on incivility in online forums and multimedia teaching strategies to mitigate cognitive biases.