Collier, Jessica

Seeking Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Language Studies
Email address: jrcollier@utexas.edu
Hometown: Shenandoah, VA
B.A. Degree: Psychology and Government, University of Virginia
M.A. Degree: Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Current Research Interests: My research interests lie within political communication, specifically focusing on how individuals negotiate their political identity in various online and offline contexts.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
 
 

Stroud, N.J. & Collier, J.R. (in preparation). Selective exposure during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. In B.H. Warner, D.G. Bystrom, M.S. McKinney, & M.C. Banwart (Eds.) An Unprecedented Election: Campaign Coverage, Communication, and Citizens Divided.

Van Duyn, E., & Collier, J.R. (2018). Priming and fake news: The effects of elite discourse on evaluations of news media. Mass Communication & Society22(1): 29-48. doi:10.1080/15205436.2018.1511807

Stroud, N.J. & Collier, J.R. (2018). Selective exposure and homophily during the 2016 presidential campaign. In B.H. Warner, D.G. Bystrom, M.S. McKinney, & M.C. Banwart (Eds.) An Unprecedented Election: Campaign Coverage, Communication, and Citizens Divided. (pp. 21-39). Santa Monica, CA: Praeger.

Collier, J.R. & Stroud, N.J. (2018). Using links to keep readers on news sites. The Center for Media Engagement. White paper. https://mediaengagement.org/research/links/ 

Stroud, N.J., Kim, Y., & Collier, J.R. (2018). Subscription messages. The Center for Media Engagement. White paper. https://mediaengagement.org/research/subscription-messages/

 

2016 – 2020    Moody Graduate Fellowship, UT-Austin

2017                Professional Development Award, The Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin

2016 – 2017     Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship, UT-Austin

2014 – 2016     Pruden Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Collier, J.R., Kim, Y., & Stroud, N.J. (2019, May). News images and clicking on subscription appeals. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference; Washington, D.C.

Kim, Y., Collier, J.R., & Stroud, N.J. (2019, May). Gain and loss frames in news subscription appeals. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference; Washington, D.C.

Van Duyn, E. & Collier, J.R. (2019, January). Incivility and indifference: Online deliberation and norms of opinion formation. Paper to be presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference; Austin, TX.

Collier, J.R. (2018, November). Incidental disengagement: Effects of negative elite coverage on public participation. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference; Chicago, IL.

Collier, J.R. (2018, November). Accurate identification of news: Understanding the role of media literacy and public opinion. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Political Communication Division; Salt Lake City, UT.

Van Duyn, E. & Collier, J.R. (2018, August). The indifferent citizen: Appraisals of indifference in deliberation. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Political Communication Pre-Conference; Boston, MA.

Collier, J.R. (2017, November). Political identity and situational goals: The influence of cooperation and competition on intergroup bias. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Political Communication Division; Dallas, TX.

Van Duyn, E. & Collier, J.R. (2017, August). Priming and fake news: The effect of elite discourse on evaluations of news media. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Political Communication Pre-Conference; San Francisco, CA.

Collier, J.R. (2016, March). Netflix and the Hill: Priming effects of entertainment media on candidate evaluations. Paper competitively selected by the Open Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Southeast Colloquium; Baton Rouge, LA. 

Collier, J.R. (2016, March). Everbody's a cynic: Twitter and the 2015 State of the Union address. Paper competitively selected by the Open Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Southeast Colloquium; Bato Rouge, LA.