Katherine Haenschen

Katharine Haenschen, Assistant Professor

Katharine Haenschen, Assistant Professor
Katharine Haenschen, Assistant Professor

Department of Communication
145 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street,
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9832 | kh3@vt.edu

Katharine Haenschen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.

  • Political Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Research Methods
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Columbia University
  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • American Political Science Association
  • Open Science Foundation pre-registration challenge prize ($1,000) for "Mobilizing Millennial Voters with Targeted Internet Advertisements: A Field Experiment" accepted to Political Communication (co-author Jay Jennings) (Fall 2018)
  • Honorable Mention, Best Dissertation Award, Information Technology & Politics Section, American Political Science Association (Fall 2017)
  • Kyoon Hur Dissertation Award, Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association (Summer 2017) 
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2017)  
  • Top Student Paper, Political Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (August 2014)

Books

Haenschen, K., Horning, M. & Kuypers, J.A. (2018). Donald J. Trump's Use of Twitter in the 2016 Campaign. In J.A. Kuypers (Ed.) The 2016 American Presidential Campaign and the News Media: Implications for the American Republic and Democracy. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Stroud, N. J., & Haenschen, K. (2018). Experiments. In P. Napoli (Ed.) Mediated Communication. Handbooks of Communication Science (Series Ed. P. J. Schulz and P. Cobley). De Gruyter Mouton.

Haenschen, K. (in press) News in the Newsfeed: Partisan Selective Exposure In Curated Flows of News Content on Facebook. In Sharon E. Jarvis (Ed.) How Right Wing Media and Messaging (Re)Made American Politics. Routledge.

Journal Articles

Haenschen, K. & Wolf, J.* (in press). Disclaiming responsibility: How platforms deadlocked the Federal Election Commission's efforts to regulate digital political advertising. Telecommunications Policy. doi: 10.1016/j.telpol.2019.04.008 * graduate student co-author

Haenschen, K. (2019). Self-reported vs. digitally recorded: Measuring political activity on Facebook. Social Science Computer Review. doi:10.1177/0894439318813586

Haenschen, K. & Jennings, J. (2019). Mobilizing Millennials with targeted Internet advertisements: A field experiment. Political Communication. doi:10.1080/10584609.2018.1548530

Haenschen, K. (2016). Social pressure on social media: Using Facebook status updates to increase voter turnout. Journal of Communication, 66(4), 542-563. doi:10.1111/jcom.12236 

Book Chapters

Haenschen, K., Horning, M. & Kuypers, J.A. (2018). Donald J. Trump's Use of Twitter in the 2016 Campaign. In J.A. Kuypers (Ed.) The 2016 American Presidential Campaign and the News Media: Implications for the American Republic and Democracy. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Stroud, N. J., & Haenschen, K. (2018). Experiments. In P. Napoli (Ed.) Mediated Communication. Handbooks of Communication Science (Series Ed. P. J. Schulz and P. Cobley). De Gruyter Mouton.

Haenschen, K. (in press) News in the Newsfeed: Partisan Selective Exposure In Curated Flows of News Content on Facebook. In Sharon E. Jarvis (Ed.) How Right Wing Media and Messaging (Re)Made American Politics. Routledge.

Non-Refereed Publications

Frischmann, B. & Haenschen, K. (2018, June 21). How Facebook programmed our relatives. Scientific American. Available https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-facebook-programmed-our-relatives/

Haenschen, K. (2017, September 9). If Mark Zuckerberg runs for president, will Facebook help him win? (op-ed). The Guardian. Available https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/09/mark-zuckerberg-president-facebook-algorithm

Haenschen, K. & Ellenbogen, P. (2016, December 14). Disrupting the business model of the fake news industry. Freedom To Tinker. Available https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2016/12/14/disrupting-the-business-model-of-the-fake-news-industry/

  • $3,696.00. Niles Research Grant. Co-PIs Haenschen, K. & Tamul, D.J. Awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech (Summer 2019 – Spring 2020).
  • $99,984.95. What does voting mean? Perceptions, barriers, and opportunities. PI Jarvis, S. Co-PI Nold, S.; Albertson, B., Haenschen, K., Cutbirth, J., & Jennings, J. Awarded by the Democracy Fund to the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life (Summer 2018 - Spring 2019).
  • $8,000. Dean's Faculty Fellowship. Co-PIs Haenschen, K.& Tedesco, J. Awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech (Summer 2018 – Spring 2019).
  • $6,000. Vibrant Virginia Seed Grant. PI Haenschen, K. Awarded by the Office of Economic Development, Virginia Tech (Fall 2018-Summer 2019). 
  • $150,000. Dallas Votes Project. PI Atkinson, L. Co-PI Nold, S; Blank, J., Haenschen, K., Henson, J., Jennings, J. & Shaw, D. Awarded by Garrett & Cecelia Boone and the Meadows Foundation to the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life (Fall 2016-Spring 2017).

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