Amanda Wintersieck

Amanda L. Wintersieck, Ph.D.

Job title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Department of Political Science

Wintersieck's research interests lie in political behavior and political communication.

Amanda L. Wintersieck, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at VCU, earned her doctorate from Arizona State University.

Her research interests lie in political behavior and political communication. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of political campaigns on voters’ evaluations of candidates, on the role the media plays in citizen’s vote choice and the conditions that advantage a candidate’s campaign. Her current research focuses on the role of news media and the impact of the electoral context in political campaigns. She pursues these interests utilizing a multi-methodological approach, including experiments, surveys and content analysis.

Her work has appeared in the Political Communication, American Politics Research, Politics, Groups, and Identities, The Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States, the Monkey Cage, and The London School of Economics American politics and policy blog.

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