Dr. Hiaeshutter-Rice's research explores how variations in technology and affordances shapes political campaign communications. He primarily works in the United States political context and uses large-scale data collection and computational research methods to inform typologies of communication platforms. In addition to his primary research field, Dr. Hiaeshutter-Rice also studies systematic biases in information environments by looking at how algorithms and user behavior influences content. In addition, he examines how lifestyle cues influence political evaluations. In addition, Dr. Hiaeshutter-Rice also works with environmental science communication messaging and studies how platforms, content, and credibility play a role in message reception and effectiveness.
Dr. Hiaeshutter-Rice primarily uses computation research methods in addition to survey and experimental work. His work often deals with content analysis, notably at large-scale.
Thematic Research Areas
Political Communication and Civic Engagement
Research Centers and Labs
Health and Risk Communication Center