University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2012-
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government
M.A. Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Specialization: American Government and Public Policy
University of Aarhus, Spring 2015
Political Science Guest PhD Researcher
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2007- 2011
B.A. Political Science
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Research: the policy process, agenda-setting, media affects and attention venues, strategic actors’ goals, elite agenda-setting behavior, social media’s integration within political institutions.
- Teaching: public policy research, media and politics, theories of the policy process, agenda-setting, American political institutions, congressional studies
- Russell, Annelise and Maxwell McCombs. “The Media.” John Hird. Policy Analysis in the U.S. (Forthcoming)
- Russell, Annelise and Rebecca Eissler. “The Policy Agendas Project.” American Governance.
- Russell, Annelise, Rebecca Eissler, and Bryan D. Jones. 2016 “On Punctuated Equilibrium Approaches” Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy. Philippe Zittoun and B. Guy Peters.
- Mortensen, Peter Bjerre, Annelise Russell, Rebecca Eissler. 2016. “Local Government Agenda Setting” Handbook on Agenda Setting. Ed. Nikolaos Zahariadis.
- Boydstun, Amber and Annelise Russell. 2016. “From Crisis to Stasis: Media Dynamics and Issue Attention in the News” Shantou Iyengar. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
- Russell, Annelise, Maraam Dwidar and Bryan Jones. (2016). “Media and the Policy Agenda.” Shantou Iyengar. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.
- Eissler, Rebecca, Annelise Russell, and Bryan D. Jones. 2014. “New Avenues for the Study of Agenda Setting.” Policy Studies Journal. 42: 71-86
- “From Major to Macro: A Macro Model of Policy Topics.” Comparative Agendas Project Conference. Edinburgh. 2017.
- “Impact of Media Agendas: Pulitzer Prize Journalism.” With Amber Boydstun. Comparative Agendas Project Conference. Edinburgh. 2017.
- “The Politics of Prioritization: Party Influence on Senators’” Midwest Political Science Association. 2017.
- “The Tug of War: Presidential and Media Agenda Setting in the First 100 Days.” Midwest Political Science Association. 2017.
- “U.S. Senators on Twitter: Partisan Rhetoric in 140 Characters.” Southern Political Science Association. 2017.
- “Agenda Setting on Twitter: An Emerging Venue for Policy and Political Priorities.” Comparative Agendas Project Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. 2016
- “Individual Agendas: Communicating Domestic Violence Information in 140 Characters” American Political Science Association. August 2015.
- “Congressional Cues: Simultaneously Communicating Policy and Political Information in 140 Characters.” Comparative Agendas Project Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. Summer 2015.
- “Representation and Health Outcomes.” (with Rebecca Eissler and Eric McDaniel) Southern Political Science Association. January 2015.
- “#Corresponding Conversations: Public Issue Priorities and Elite Issue Priorities on Twitter” Comparative Agendas Project Conference. Konstanz, Germany. Summer 2014.
- “Pulling Back the Curtain: Does Twitter Offer A New Window Into Established Policy Communities?” Midwest Political Science Association. Spring 2014.
- “Minority Representation and Minority Health” (with Rebecca Eissler and Eric McDaniel) Midwest Political Science Association. Spring 2014
- “The Evolution of Twitter Messages Before, During and After the May 20th Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.” (with Joe Ripberger, Carol Silva and Hank Jenkins-Smith). American Meteorological Society Conference. Spring 2014.
- “S. Senators on Twitter: Asymmetric Party Rhetoric in 140 Characters” (under review at APR)
- “The Politics of Prioritization: Party Influence on Senators’ Attention” (under review at Political Communication)
- “Valence of Attributes in News and the Effect on Public Opinion” (with Max McCombs and Shuning Lu)
- “The Electoral Affect: A Time-Series Cross-Section of Elite Policy Attention on Twitter.”
- Graduate Fellow, Policy Agendas Project, University of Texas (2012-present)
- Director of Undergraduate Research, Policy Agendas Project, University of Texas (2014- present)
- Research Assistant, Dr. Rhonda Evans, (Spring 2016-present)
- Aarhus POLIS (Political Parties and Issue Strategies) and CAPCAS (Causes and Policy Consequences of Agenda Setting) research groups, Spring 2015
- Research Assistant, Center for Applied Social Research, University of Oklahoma (Summer 2013, 2014)
- Guest Instructor, U.S. Congress – Undergraduate, Spring 2014
- Guest Instructor, Food and Politics – Undergraduate, Fall 2014
- Teaching assistant, University of Texas, Dr. Bryan Jones and Dr. Sean Theriault, Undergraduate Research, Fall 2014-present
- Teaching assistant, University of Texas, Dr. John McIver, Spring 2014, American Government
- Teaching assistant, University of Texas, Dr. Bartholomew Sparrow, Fall 2013, Food & Politics
- Teaching assistant, University of Texas, Dr. Sean Theriault, Spring 2013, Congress
- Teaching assistant, University of Oklahoma, Dr. Jim Sheffield, 2012, American Government
- Content Analysis in the Social Sciences, University of Texas, 2017
- Visions in Methodology, University of California-Davis, 2016
- Summer Statistics Institute, University of Texas, 2013-2014
- SPSA Professional Development Award (2017) $300
- Teaching Assistant Fellowship (2015-2017) $1,500
- Visions in Methodology (2016) $400
- Guest Research Grant, Aarhus University (2015) $5,000
- APSA Professional Development Award (2015) $225
- Pickle Chair Travel Award (Summer 2014-2016) $6,000
- Malcolm McDonald Fellowship, University of Texas (2012-2013) $17,000
- Reynolds Fellowship, University of Oklahoma (2010) $18,000
- McMahon Scholar, University of Oklahoma (2010-2011) $2,000
American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Southern Political Science Association
Comparative Agendas Project
Reviewer: Policy Studies Journal, Urban Affairs Review, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly
- Texas Tribune (Fall 2012)
- News21 Voting Rights in America Fellowship (2012)
Student Fellow and Blog Editor
- Congressional Quarterly (Spring 2012)
Legislation Action Team
- The Oklahoman (Summer 2011)
- OklahomaWatch (Spring 2011)
- National Journal (Fall 2010)
Online and Multimedia Team
- The San Francisco Chronicle (Summer 2010)
Sports Copy Desk
- Office of Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Jari Askins (Spring 2010, Summer 2009)
- KGOU/KROU (2009)
- Democratic National Convention (2008)