Diana M Owen


Associate Professor


Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT)
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Diana Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science and teaches in the Communication, Culture, and Technology graduate program, and has served as Director of the American Studies Program. She is the author of Media Messages in American Presidential Elections (Greenwood, 1991), New Media and American Politics (with Richard Davis, Oxford, 1998), and American Government and Politics in the Information Age (with David Paletz and Timothy Cook, 2012). She is the co-editor of The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters, and Activists (with Sarah Oates and Rachel Gibson, Routledge, 2006) and Making a Difference: The Internet and Elections in Comparative Perspective (with Richard Davis, Stephen Ward, and David Taras, Lexington, 2009). She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters in the fields of civic education and engagement, media and politics, political socialization, elections and voting behavior, and political psychology/sociology. She has conducted studies funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Center for Civic Education, and other sources. Her current research explores the relationship between civic education and political engagement over the life course and new media’s role in politics.


  • Ph.D. () University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science
  • M.A. () University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science
  • B.A. () George Washington University, Political Science