NPKI’m an assistant professor of political communication at Louisiana State University in the Manship School of Mass Communication and Department of Political Science

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

My next book, on mass partisanship & violence in the American Civil War, will be done in 2018. Other projects use experiments to test effects of violent metaphors, visual frames, and racial cues, all of which depend on audience traits for nuanced effects. In sum: mass partisanship, prejudice, competence, and aggression, with communication as a dynamic impetus.

Email: nkalmoe@lsu.edukinder-kalmoe-cover
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