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Kristina Horn Sheeler

Campus Address: CA 406B
Phone: (317)278-3161
Fax: (317)278-1025
Email: ksheeler@iupui.edu
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Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Liberal Arts, Professor, Department of Communication Studies


B.S. Ball State University 1987
M.A. Ball State University 1989
Ph.D. Indiana University (Bloomington) 2000.

Academic Interests

Political communication, gender, and public identity, studying the ways in which political identity is rhetorically constructed and contested in popular media.


Political Communication
Gender and Communication


Winans-Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address, 2014; Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender book award, 2014, for Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Politial Culture.
Erasmus Mundus Scholar Grant, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland; New Frontiers Exploration Traveling Fellowship, 2011; Erasmus Mundus Scholar Grant, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2009-10; Trustees Teaching Award, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, April 2014, 2010, 2008, 2006;
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University, December 2005.


Sheeler, Kristina Horn and Karrin Vasby Anderson. Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture. Texas A&M University Press, 2013. pp. ix-242.
Anderson, Karrin Vasby and Kristina Horn Sheeler. Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005. pp. ix-241.
Anderson, Karrin Vasby and Kristina Horn Sheeler. “Texts (and Tweets) from Hillary: Meta-Meming and Postfeminist Political Culture.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. Special Issue, Invited. 2014.
Sheeler, Kristina Horn. “Remembering the Rhetorical First Lady.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs. (Winter 2013): 15 pp.
Sheeler, Kristina Horn and Karrin Vasby Anderson, “Gender, Rhetoric, and International Political Systems: Angela Merkel's Rhetorical Negotiation of Proportional Representation and Party Politics.” Communication Quarterly, 62 (2014): 474-95.
Sheeler, Kristina Horn. “Beauty Queens and Unruly Women in the Year of the Woman Governor: Jennifer Granholm and the Visibility of Leadership.” Women’s Studies in Communication. (Spring 2010): 34-53.
Sheeler, Kristina Horn. “Christine Todd Whitman: Balance, and Her Legacy at the EPA.” White House Studies Journal. Special Issue, Carol Lynn Bower editor. 8.2 (2008): 149-66.


Executive Officer, Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association,
Past Executive Office, Feminist and Women's Studies Division of the National Communication Association,
reviewer for Sage and Oxford University Press, and multiple department, school, campus, and disciplinary service experiences.

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