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I’m an associate professor of political communication at Louisiana State University in the Manship School of Mass Comm. and Dept. of Political Science, where I’m proud to be an award-winning teacher and interim associate dean of undergraduate studies.

I study mass political behavior and democracy with communication, psychology, and history—especially partisanship, ideology, and violence. I’ve written three books and two dozen scholarly articles on those topics, and that work has often been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The AtlanticVox, FiveThirtyEight, Politico, and other news outlets.

One current project, “America’s Democratic Revolutions,” maps US democratization (representation & rights) past & future. It traces dominating & democratizing factions (race, religion, sex) through history in parties & public, plus leader interviews & public surveys on changes to come.

Other current projects evaluate threats against women in politics, assess public rejection of elections, & test the voting impact of policy ads and frames for rebalancing local spending in policed communities. In sum, I investigate fractious roots of public opinion and action as mobilized by communication, with a focus on meaningful democracy.

Email: nkalmoe@lsu.edu Google Scholar. Mastadon. CV is here.

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