Welcome!

NPKI’m excited to join Louisiana State University this year as an assistant professor of political communication in the Manship School of Mass Communication and Political Science

I study political behavior with psychology, communication, and history. My book with Don Kinder on the scarcity of mass ideology is forthcoming (Univ. of Chicago Press), and my articles appear in Public Opinion QuarterlyPolitical Communication, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, and elsewhere. My work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and other news outlets.

My next book on partisanship & violence in the American Civil War will be complete in 2017. Related projects investigate how violent metaphors and aggressive traits shape modern political behavior (e.g. partisan polarization, voter turnout). In other media studies, I test flag imagery effects on voting, race frames in election news, and news-seeking during wartime. 

Email: nkalmoe@lsu.edu
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