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Karrin Vasby Anderson (PhD in Communication from Indiana University) is Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses and does research on U.S. political culture. She is co-author of Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture and Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity. Her research has been published in academic journals such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, White House Studies, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Communication Quarterly, and Women’s Studies in Communication.  She has written extensively about Hillary Clinton, gender and U.S. presidency, and politics and popular culture. She blogs for Reading the Pictures and her blogs and/or research has appeared in Salon, The Guardian, The New Agenda, the Chicago Policy Review, and The Brooklyn Quarterly. She has been interviewed by local, national, and international media outlets, including the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Spanish news site Eldiario, and the Swedish television news program Varldun i Fokus. She is the recipient of the National Communication Association’s James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address, the Outstanding Book Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, the Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award in Political Communication from the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association, the Organization for Research on Women and Communication’s Feminist Scholarship Award, and the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women in Politics.

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