Cynthia Peacock earned her PhD in political communication from the University of Texas in 2016 and is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and co-director of the Office of Politics, Communication and Media at the University of Alabama. She specializes in political communication and examines the ways in which people form, change, and express their political opinions. Her work focuses on news selection and political discussion and the roles of partisanship and disagreement in both. Her current projects examine hyperpartisan news use, politically dissimilar romantic relationships, and the gender gap in political expression. Her work has appeared in Human Communication Research, Mass Communication & Society, Journalism, and Social Science Computer Review.
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