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Kristina Horn Sheeler

School of Liberal Arts/Department of Communication Studies

Expert Bio

Kristina Horn Sheeler is a professor of communication studies and IU Indianapolis Honors College executive associate dean. She has taught courses in political rhetoric, persuasion, and gender and communication, and has taught internationally in the Czech Republic, Poland and Macedonia. Her research is in the area of gender and political communication, studying the ways that political candidate identity is contested and constructed in popular media, political discourse, journalism and punditry. 

She earned her B.S. from Ball State University in 1987; her M.A. from Ball State University in 1989; and her Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington in 2000.

Areas of Expertise

Political communication, gender and public identity, studying the ways in which political identity is rhetorically constructed and contested in popular media.

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