Michael Xenos is Communication Arts Partners Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts, and also an affiliate faculty member in Life Sciences Communication. His research and teaching interests are centered on the effects of new media on political engagement and public deliberation.
His primary focus is on the extent to which the internet and social media may help individuals learn about political issues, form opinions, and participate in politics. He is a co-principal investigator in the Science, Media and the Public (SCIMEP) research group with Dominique Brossard and Dietram Scheufele.
Xenos is also interested in the ways that political candidates, journalists, and other political actors adapt to changes in information and communication technologies — and how these adaptations affect broader dynamics of political communication and public deliberation.
A list of his publications on Google Scholar can be found here.