Linda Jean Kenix
Room 602, Locke Building
Phone: +64 3 364 2987
Internal Phone: 8499
School of Social and Political Sciences,
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
Linda Jean Kenix (previously Kensicki) received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Her dissertation, titled "Media construction of an elitist environmental movement: New frontiers for second level agenda setting and political activism," was completed under the supervision of Dr. Maxwell McCombs, the co-creator of agenda setting theory. Upon the completion of her degree, she moved north to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she spent four years braving the winters as an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2005, she moved to New Zealand to continue her career at the University of Canterbury. She has ten years of professional media experience in different aspects of visual communication.
COMS 407 (Independent Media)
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Dr Kenix's research has traditionally focused on the representation of politically marginalized organizations, people, and ideas in both the mainstream and alternative press. Her recent work has broadened to examine how those who are marginalized are utilizing various media as potential tools for social change. In 2011, she published a book titled "Alternative and Mainstream Media: The Converging Spectrum" with Bloomsbury Academic. She has published broadly in over 25 international, peer-reviewed academic journals and has presented her research at over 30 international conferences – winning ‘best paper’ awards several times. In 2008, she was awarded a prestigious Erskine Fellowship and placement as a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University. In 2010, she won the award again and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. She spent her sabbatical in 2012 conducting research in Samoa and as a Visiting Academic at Monash University in Melbourne.
Please see Linda Jean's UC SPARK Profile for a full list of publications.