Kayla Keener

Kayla Keener

Kayla Keener

Graduate Research Assistant

Affect theory, digital media, political economy, labor, critical theory, popular culture

Kayla received her doctorate in Cultural Studies with designated fields of expertise in Affect & Media and Gender & Neoliberal Political Economy from George Mason University. 





Selected Publications

Keener, K. (2018). Alternative facts and fake news: Digital mediation and the affective spread of hate in the era of Trump. The Journal of Hate Studies, 14(1), 137-151.

Keener, K. (2018). Affect, aesthetics and attention: The digital spread of fake news across the political spectrum. In L. Zhang & C. Clark (Eds.), Affect, Emotion, and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Communication, New York: Routledge.

Courses Taught

EDCI 597: LGBTQ Issues in Education

COMM 302: Media Theory

COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication

CULT 320: Globalization and Culture

INTS 312: Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construction, Literature, and Film