I am an associate professor in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. I research how people use digital and social media to learn about and participate in politics, especially youth and young adults. I also explore how political messages spread across digital media, and how the social sharing of media messages is shaping the way we see the political world. 

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