Research and Creative Interestspolitical communication, civility, incivility, mediatization,
I received my B.A. from Ohio State University (2006) and my master's degree from Uppsala University (2010). Prior to beginning my doctoral studies, I taught English as a foreign language in Turkey, interned at research institutes in Stockholm, Sweden, and Washington, D.C., and did public policy and government relations work for a youth-serving organization in central Indiana. My primary research interests include political communication (comparative and historical), mediatization, and ideology.
M.Soc.Sci., Uppsala University, Politics and International Studies
B.A., Ohio State University, International Studies
Courses Recently Taught
Public Relations Campaigns
Public Relations Writing
Reporting, Writing & Editing I
Statistics for Journalists
Heatherly, K. A., Lu, Y., & Lee, J. K. (2017). Filtering Out the Other Side? Cross-Cutting and Like-Minded Discussions on Social Networking Sites. New Media & Society, 19(8), 1271-1289. doi: 10.1177/1461444816634677.
Lu, Y., Heatherly, K. A., & Lee, J. K. (2016). Cross-Cutting Exposure on Social Networking Sites: The Effects of Discussion Disagreement on Political Participation. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.030.
Heatherly, K. A., Fargo, A. L., & Martin, J. A. (2014). Anonymous Online Comments: The Law and Best Media Practices from Around the World. International Press Institute, Vienna, Austria.