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Dept. of Communication, University of Arizona

Kate Kenski

Tucson Mountains


Kate Kenski (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Prior to teaching at the UofA, she was a Senior Analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) team in 2000 and 2004. She served as a consultant to the NAES in 2008.


Her 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 and The 2011 International Communication Association Outstanding Book Award. In September 2012, the book was recognized as one of the top ten must-reads for election season by The Daily Beast.


Kenski is also co-author of the book Capturing Campaign Dynamics: The National Annenberg Election Survey (2004, Oxford University Press) with Daniel Romer, Paul Waldman, Christopher Adasiewicz, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. She has published articles and research notes in the American Behavioral Scientist, the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Communication Research, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Psychology, Health, & Medicine, Public Opinion Quarterly, the Social Science Computer Review, Social Science Quarterly, and Women & Politics.

Kate Kenski

University of Arizona, Dept. of Communication

1103 E. University Blvd.

Communication Building #25, Room 211

Tucson, AZ 85721-0025


Office: Communication Building, Room 321

Phone: 520-626-3066

E-mail: kkenski@email.arizona.edu

Webpage: www.dingo.sbs.arizona.edu/~kkenski/



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