Kristina Horn																 Sheeler

Kristina Horn Sheeler

Professor of Communication Studies
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
Interim Dean, University College
Department: Communication Studies
(317) 278-3485
Taylor Hall 3163



  • PhD, Indiana University 2000
  • MA, Ball State University 1989
  • BS, Ball State University 1987



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 Political 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.

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

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


Taylor Hall 3163
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202