About me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and research associate in the Center for Risk & Crisis Management at the University of Oklahoma.

I study political communication and deliberation, mass and digital media, and group and organizational communication. In particular, my research focuses on how groups of people make political and civic decisions in online and face-to-face settings. Part of my research examines political misinformation and how people develop incorrect factual beliefs about political issues. In another of my current projects, my colleagues and I are applying theories of group communication to the context of terrorism, with the aim of building a stronger understanding of group dynamics and decision-making in terrorist cells and leadership groups. I am also working on a project examining the norms of political discussion in the United States, and how Latino immigrants in the U.S. develop their understanding of political conversation in their new society. My work in the Center for Risk & Crisis Management focuses on how people and policy makers can come together to deliberate and make better decisions on public policy issues that involve significant societal and personal risk.

Justin Reedy
I earned a B.S. degree from Georgia Tech in 2000, and I completed a masterís degree (2008) and then a Ph.D. (2013) in communication, with a certificate in political communication, at the University of Washington. Prior to graduate school, I was a media professional, working as a reporter and columnist at daily newspapers in the Atlanta area, and then as a media relations specialist and science writer for the UW Medicine system of the University of Washington.

Recent and representative publications

Reedy, J. (In Press). Paths to the practices of citizenship: Political discussion and socialization among Mexican-heritage immigrants in the US. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. [Full text]

Reedy, J., Gastil, J., & Moy, P. (2015). From the secret ballot to the public vote: Examining political discussion in vote-by-mail elections. Political Communication. Published online ahead of print. [Full text]

Reedy, J., & Gastil, J. (2015). Deliberating while voting: The antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of talking while completing ballots in two vote-by-mail states. Journal of Public Deliberation, 11(1). [Open-access journal]

Reedy, J., Wells, C., & Gastil, J. (2014). How voters become misinformed: An investigation of the emergence and consequences of false factual beliefs. Social Science Quarterly, 95, 1399-1418. [Full text]

Reedy, J., Gastil, J., & Gabbay, M. (2013). Terrorism and small groups: An analytical framework for group disruption. Small Group Research, 44, 599-626. [Full text]

Knobloch, K., Gastil, J., Reedy, J., & Walsh, K.C. (2013). Did they deliberate? Applying an evaluative model of democratic deliberation to the Oregon Citizensí Initiative Review. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41, 105-125.

Wells, C., Reedy, J., Gastil, J., & Lee, C. (2009). Information Distortion and Voting Choices: The Origins and Effects of Factual Beliefs in Initiative Elections. Political Psychology, 30, 953-969. [Full text]

Gastil, J., Reedy, J., Braman, D., & Kahan, D. M. (2008). Deliberation across the cultural divide: Assessing the potential for reconciling conflicting cultural orientations to reproductive technology. George Washington Law Review, 76, 1772-1798. [Full text]





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Comm Dept Office: Burton Hall Room 131
CRCM Office: Five Partners Place, Suite 2300

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Center for Risk & Crisis Management
University of Oklahoma
201 Stephenson Parkway, Suite 2300
Norman, OK 73019

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Curriculum Vitae

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