Hi, I'm Shannon McGregor
I'm a PhD candidate at University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism. Beginning in Fall 2017, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at The University of Utah.
My research interests center on political communication, social media, gender, and public opinion. I use mainly (though not exclusively) quantitative methods like surveys, experiments, and large-scale computational and network analysis to understand political events in socially networked digital spaces. In examining the increasingly intimate and affective political landscape, my work aims to bring insights about and new theories of emerging political communication in hybrid media and political systems.
My work has been published in the Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Political Communication, Information, Communication & Society, the International Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Social Media + Society, and Journal of Media Ethics. Last summer, I interned at Microsoft Research's Social Media Collective where I examined relational labor in political campaign communication.