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Southwestern University
political communication, political psychology, media effects, incivility, political disagreement, emotion, personality, conflict orientation, campaigns and elections
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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Southwestern University.  I specialize in political communication and political psychology, and my research focuses on incivility in the media, its interaction with individual psychological traits, and its influence on political behavior.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2015. My dissertation, Fighting Words and Fiery Tone: The Interaction of Political Incivility and Psychological Conflict Orientation won the APSA Political Communication section’s dissertation award in 2016. I received my M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Political Communication from the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

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