Courtesy Professor // Political Science
Ph.D., Penn State University
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., Grand Valley State University
Dr. Hoewe conducts research in the areas of media psychology and political communication. More specifically, she studies the media’s ability to create and perpetuate stereotypes and in-group, out-group relationships while also considering the influence of political orientations on media creation and consumption. This research includes a focus on how media depictions of people and political issues encourage group formation and policy decisions based not on information and knowledge but on the politics involved.
She has published more than 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters. Jennifer’s work has been published in Media Psychology, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Environmental Communication, the Journal of Social Issues, and new media & society, among others. Her recent study in Science Communication about politically-motivated responses to environmental solutions received the 2017 AEJMC Science, Health, Environment and Risk Communication Article of the Year Award. Also, her work on media portrayals of Muslims was a finalist for the JMCQ Outstanding Research Article of the Year Award in 2017. Additionally, her research has earned several top paper awards at the AEJMC, ICA, NCA, and BEA annual conferences as well as several funding awards.
Her teaching areas include media psychology, political communication, diversity in media and politics, news writing and reporting, and journalism/media ethics. She also enjoys teaching quantitative research methods and data analysis.
Dr. Hoewe is the incoming head of the Communication Theory and Methodology Division of AEJMC. Additionally, she is the founder and director of the Media and Politics (MaP) Research Group at Purdue. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Political Science at Purdue.
Political communication, media psychology, stereotypes and identity, news