Daniel Kreiss

Identity, Communication, and Democracy: Tracing Contentious Politics Across Contexts and Mediums

In this presentation, I discuss my various research projects centered on identity, communication, and contentious politics. Broadly, I argue that while many communication scholars focus on information in the context of politics, we need to pay greater attention to the ways that political identities get performed, narrated, visualized, and activated across mediums.


Polarization and Identity in the Public Sphere

+ Group Panel Discussion


  • Identity
  • Polarization
  • Communication
  • Contentious Politics

I illustrate this…

through a number of empirical examples drawn from current and recent research projects on everything from the visual and rhetorical performances of political identity by candidates on social media to the articulation of ideas about identity by new white nationalist movements online.