Dr. Michael A. Xenos (PhD, University of Washington, Professor of Communication Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison), is working as a Senior Fellow with Research Group 13. Specifically, he will be working with scholars in the Digital Citizenship group on projects related to the ways that citizenship norms may condition the role played by social media in civic and political engagement. This work complements his ongoing research into the effects of social media use on political participation and political knowledge.
Senior Research Fellow:
Research Group "Digital Citizenship"
Xenos, M.A., Vromen, A., & Loader, B. L. (2014). The great equalizer? Patterns of social media use and youth political engagement in three advanced democracies. Information, Communication, & Society, 17(2): 151-167.
Xenos, M.A., Scheufele, D.A., Brossard, D., Choi, D.H., Cacciatore, M., Yeo, S., and Su, L.Y. (2018). News media use and the informed public in the digital age. International Journal of Communication, 12, pp. 706-724.
Lee, S., & Xenos, M.A. (2019). Social Distraction? Social Media Use and Political Knowledge in Two U.S. Presidential Elections. Computers in Human Behavior, 90: 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.08.006
Su, L. Y.-F., Xenos, M. A., Rose, K. M., Wirz, C. D., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2018). Uncivil and personal? Comparing patterns of incivility in comments on the Facebook pages of news outlets. New Media & Society, 20(10), 3678-3699. doi: 10.1177/1461444818757205
Cacciatore, M. A., Yeo, S. K., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., Brossard, D., & Corley, E. A. (2018). Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of knowledge. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(2): pp. 404-424.