Kate Kenski

Kate Kenski
Associate Professor, Department of Communication and School of Government & Public Policy, University of Arizona

Kate Kenski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona where she teaches political communication, public opinion, and research methods. She has published over thirty articles, books, and book chapters on political communication. Her recent book The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election (co-authored with Bruce W. Hardy and Kathleen Hall Jamieson; June 2010, Oxford University Press) has won several awards including the PROSE Award for 2010 Best Book in Government & Politics, the 2011 International Communication Association Outstanding Book Award, the 2012 National Communication Association Diamond Anniversary Book Award, and the 2012 National Communication Association Political Communication Division Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award. She is Co-PI on a current NICD SEED grant Investigating “Patterns and Determinants of Civility in Online Discussions.” She is also PI on the University of Arizona subcontract of an IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) grant on mitigating analytical bias through CYCLES of transformative learning in serious games.


B.A. (1995) Rhetoric and Media Studies, Willamette University. M.A. (1999) Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Ph.D. (2006) Communication, University of Pennsylvania.


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