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.
She completed her degree despite open retaliation for speaking as a witness in a Title IX case against a faculty member.
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.
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