Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT)
Dr. Bode studies political communication and political behavior, broadly construed. She is most interested by the intersection of politics, communication, and technology. Major projects right now consider the role of social media in facilitating political information acquisition, a big data analysis considering how political candidates use Twitter, several experimental analyses on audience perceptions of journalist credibility, and a project considering the processes of political socialization in the modern era. A native Texan, she received her bachelors degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and her Masters and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.