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Lindsay Hoffman
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Political Communication
Director, National Agenda Series
University of Delaware
239 Pearson
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-4793

Biography

Blog : Huffington Post

Dr. Lindsay Hoffman joined the faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware in September, 2007 after receiving her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Her research examines how citizens use internet technology to become engaged with politics and their communities. She also studies individual and contextual effects of media on individuals' perceptions of public opinion; the effects of viewing political satire on knowledge and participation; social capital and communication; and factors leading to public-affairs news use.

Dr. Hoffman's research is theoretically grounded in political communication, mass communication, and public opinion. Her work emphasizes both the social circumstances and psychological predispositions that influence individual media uses and effects. Her research also examines the components of mediated messages that encourage individuals to participate in -- or distance themselves from -- political activities such as voting, news viewing, or simply expressing opinion.

Dr. Hoffman holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, and is the Associate Director of the Center for Political Communication. She is also the Director of the annual National Agenda Speaker and Film Series. She teaches courses in political communication, politics and technology, media effects, and research methods.



Awards

2012 UD Excellence in Advising and Mentoring​

Research Interests

Dr. Hoffman's research is theoretically grounded in political communication, mass communication, and public opinion. Her work emphasizes both the social circumstances and psychological predispositions that influence individual media uses and effects. Her research also examines the components of mediated messages that encourage individuals to participate in -- or distance themselves from -- political activities such as voting, news viewing, or simply expressing opinion.

Publications

Hoffman, L. H., & Schechter, A. (in press). Technical Skills Required: How Technological Efficacy Influences Online Political Behavior. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Brewer, P. R., Habegger, M., Harrington, R., Hoffman, L. H., Jones, P. E., & Lambe, J. L. (2015). Interactivity between Candidates and Citizens on a Social Networking Site: Effects on Perceptions and Vote Intentions. Journal of Experimental Political Science. doi: 10.1017/XPS.2014.2

Hoffman, L. H., & Fang, H. (2014). Quantifying Political Behavior on Mobile Devices over Time: A User Evaluation Study. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11(4), 435-445.

Brewer, P., Hoffman, L. H., Harrington, R., Jones, P. E., Lambe, J. (2014). Public Perceptions Regarding the Authenticity of the 2012 Presidential Candidates. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 44(4), 742-757.

Hoffman, L. H., Jones, P. E., & Young, D. G. (2013). Does My Comment Count? Perceptions of Political Participation in an Online Environment. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(6), 2248–2256.

Hoffman, L. H. (2013). Political Interviews: Examining Perceived Media Bias and Effects across TV Entertainment Formats. International Journal of Communication, 7, 471-488.

Hoffman, L. H (2012). Political Knowledge. In Oxford Bibliographies Online 

Hoffman, L. H. (2012). Participation or Communication? Political Activity in the Internet Age. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 9, 217-273.

Hoffman, L. H. (2012). When the World Outside Gets Inside Your Head: The Effects of Media Context on Perceptions of Public Opinion. Communication Research.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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