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mw. dr. P.H. (Penny) Sheets Thibaut

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Political Communication & Journalism
Fotograaf: Sara-Jane van der Vegt

Bezoekadres
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Kamernummer: C8.00
Postadres
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contactgegevens
  • Profile

    About me:
    Originally from the U.S., I've been working in the Department of Communication Science since August, 2011.  I received my Ph.D. in Communication in 2011 from the University of Washington, and I received an M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, in 2006.

    My research and teaching focus on political communication, news, and public opinion, with a particular interest in the role national identity plays in the construction and flow of news, as well as its effects on citizens’ attitudes and behaviour. Please navigate to the adjacent pages for more information on my research and teaching.

    I teach in the Bachelor and Master programs in Political Communication, as well as in the 2-year Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Journalism, Media & Globalization.

     

    Erasmus Mundus Journalism Program

    Center for Politics and Communication (CPC)

    Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)

  • Research

    The bulk of my research focuses on national identity-protective framing, news, and foreign policy.
    I conduct this research primarily with Chuck Rowling (University of Nebraska-Kearney), and also with Jason Gilmore (Utah State University) and Tim Jones (Bellevue College). 

    In these studies, we have developed a framework for understanding how governments (and militaries) rhetorically respond to military crisis (from torture allegations to mis-targeted drone strikes), how journalists in turn report on such responses, and how voters are affected by such patterns. This includes both international comparative and U.S.-based research. Our current work explores and specifies the mechanisms by which such news patterns affect audiences, and examines additional (international) policy contexts in which such identity-protective news framing dominates--and when, by contrast, journalists apply a more critical lens.

  • Teaching

    My teaching, like my research, focuses substantially on the relationships between political actors, mass media, and public opinion. At UvA, I teach a number of courses focusing on these issues, as well as on research methods.

    At the Masters level, I regularly teach Journalism & the Media and Methods and Statistics Tailored to the Thesis (in the Mundus programme). Occasionally I teach the Political Marketing elective, and periodically we'll offer special topic courses on the American presidential elections. My newest course is called Innovating Journalism, focusing largely on data journalism, within the Mundus Journalism programme.

    At the Bachelors level, I regularly teach The Media Landscape/Medialandschap, and the Topic course on National Identity & the News.

    Finally, I also regularly supervise both Pol Com and Erasmus Mundus thesis students.

  • Publication appendices
  • Publicaties

    2018

    2017

    2016

    • Lelkes, Y., Malka, A., & Sheets, P. (2016). Democratic like us? Political orientation and the effect of making democracy salient on anti-Israel attitude. Journal of Experimental Political Science, 3(1), 97-107. https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2015.13 [details]
    • Sheets, P., Bos, L., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2016). Media cues and citizen support for right-wing populist parties. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 28(3), 307-330. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edv014 [details]

    2015

    • Rowling, C. M., Gilmore, J., & Sheets, P. (2015). When threats come from within: national identity, cascading frames, and the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 20(4), 478-497. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940161215599384 [details]
    • Rowling, C. M., Sheets, P., & Jones, T. M. (2015). American atrocity revisited: national identity, cascading frames, and the My Lai massacre. Political Communication, 32(2), 310-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2014.944323 [details]
    • Sheets, P., & Rowling, C. M. (2015). When journalists say what a candidate doesn't: race, nation and the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 9, 3621-3643. [details]
    • Sheets, P., Rowling, C. M., & Jones, T. M. (2015). The view from above (and below): a comparison of American, British, and Arab news coverage of US drones. Media, War and Conflict, 8(3), 289-311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635215593973 [details]

    2013

    • Rowling, C. M., Sheets, P., & Jones, T. M. (2013). Frame contestation in the news: national identity, cultural resonance, and U.S. drone policy. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 7, 2231-2253. [details]

    2011

    2010

    • Howard, P. N., Busch, L., & Sheets, P. (2010). Which public policies help narrow the digital divide? Internet access and social inequality in Canada and the United States. Canadian Journal of Communication, 35, 109-128.

    2009

    2013

    • Sheets, P., Bos, L., & Boomgaarden, H. (2013). Media cues and citizen support for right-wing populist parties. Conference papers: International Communication Association: annual meeting, 2013. [details]

    2012

    • Sheets, P., Rowling, C., & Jones, T. (2012). Differential news framing of unmanned aerial drones: efficient and effective or illegal and inhumane? Conference papers: International Communication Association: annual meeting, 2012. [details]

    2018

    2011

    2018

    • Nielsen, S., & Sheets , P. (2018). Virtual hype meets reality: Users’ perception of immersive journalism. Paper presented at International Communication Association, Prague 2018, .
    • Stanley, N., Rowling, C., Gilmore, J., & Sheets , P. (2018). Ethnocentrism in the news: A comparative analysis of US vs. UK news coverage of civilian deaths caused by US drone strikes, 2008-2016. Paper presented at International Studies Association Midwest Conference, St. Louis, United States.

    2016

    • Bos, L., Lefevere, J. M., Thijssen, R., & Sheets , P. (2016). The impact of mediated party issue strategies on right-wing populist support. Paper presented at 66th International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

    2015

    • Bos, L., Lefevere, J. M., Thijssen, R., & Sheets, P. (2015). The impact of media coverage on right-wing populist party support. Abstract from Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Antwerp, Belgium, .
    • Bos, L., Sheets, P., & Boomgaarden, H. (2015). The role of implicit attitudes in right-wing populist party support. Abstract from Paper presented at the Political Psychology Conference, Amsterdam, .
    • Wojcieszak, M. E., Azrout, R., Boomgaarden, H. G., Alencar, A. P., & Sheets, P. (2015). The influence of narrative and numerical messages on integration-relevant attitudes among muslim immigrant minorities. Abstract from International Communication Association 2015, .

    2014

    • Boomgaarden, H. G., Sheets, P., & Bos, L. (2014). Explicit and Implicit Measurement of Far-right Party Support. Abstract from Paper presented at the conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, .
    • Bos, L., Lefevere, J., Thijssen, R., & Sheets, P. (2014). The impact of media coverage on right-wing populist parties: The role of issue ownership. Abstract from Paper presented at the meeting of the European Consortium for Political Research, Glasgow, Scotland, .
    • Rowling, C. M., & Sheets, P. (2014). Managing atrocity: National identity and strategic political communication, from My Lai to Abu Ghraib. Abstract from Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA., .
    • Rowling, C. M., Gilmore, J., & Sheets, P. (2014). When threats are internal: Cascading frames, national identity, and the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Abstract from Paper presented at the International Studies Association Convention, Toronto, Canada, .
    • Sheets, P., Bos, L., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2014). Media Cues and Citizen Support for Right-Wing Populist Parties. Abstract from Paper presented at the conference of the Midwest Political Science Association Chicago, IL, .

    2013

    • Boomgaarden, H. G., Sheets, P., & Bos, L. (2013). Implicit and explicit measures of far-right support. Paper presented at Paper presented at the European Consortium of Political Research, Bordeaux, France, .
    • Lelkes, Y., Malka, A., & Sheets, P. (2013). Democratic like us? The effects of anti-semitism, political orientation, and democracy salience on attitudes toward Israel. Abstract from Paper presented at the New York Area Political Psychology Workshop, New York, USA, .
    • Sheets, P., Bos, L., & Boomgaarden, H. (2013). Media cues and citizen support for right-wing populist parties. Abstract from Paper presented at the Council for European Studies Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, .
    • Sheets, P., Bos, L., & Boomgaarden, H. (2013). Media cues and citizen support for right-wing populist parties. Paper presented at Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, .
    • Sheets, P., Bos, L., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2013). Media cues and support for right-wing populist parties. Paper presented at Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research, Bordeaux, France, .
    • Sheets, P., Rowling, C. M., & Jones, T. M. (2013). American Atrocity Revisited: National Identity, My Lai and a Selectively Echoing Press. Abstract from Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, .
    • Sheets, P., Rowling, C. M., & Jones, T. M. (2013). Differential news framing of unmanned aerial drones: A cross-national comparison. Paper presented at Paper presented at the Media, War & Conflict 5th Anniversary Conference, London, UK, .

    2011

    • Rowling, C. M., Sheets, P., & Jones, T. M. (2011). See no evil, hear no evil: National identity, drone warfare, and culturally resonant frames.. Abstract from Paper presented at the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, .
    • Sheets, P., Rowling, C. M., & Jones, T. M. (2011). Differential news framing of unmanned aerial drones: Efficient and effective or illegal and inhumane?. Abstract from Paper Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, .
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