Articles + Book Chapters
“Ideological Plugola, Elitist Gossip, and the Need for Cable Television,” in Media Nation: A Political History of the News
"The Historical Presidency: Gerald Ford, Saturday Night Live, and the Development of the Entertainer in Chief."
“The Making of the Celebrity Presidency.” In Recapturing the Oval Office edited by Brian Balogh and Bruce Schulman. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015, 162-174.
“Beyond the Anecdote: The C-SPAN Archives and Uncovering the Ritual of Presidential Debates in the Age of Cable News.” In The C-SPAN Archives: Advancing the Research Agenda edited by Robert Browning. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2015, 1-18.
“Beyond the Headlines: The C-SPAN Archives, Grassroots ’84, and New Directions in American Political History.” InThe C-SPAN Archives: An Interdisciplinary Resource for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement edited by Robert Browning and Patrice Buzzanell, West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2014, 45-58.
“’Movietime U.S.A’: The Motion Picture Industry Council and the Politicization of Hollywood in Postwar America.”Journal of Policy History. Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2012): 518-542.
Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell is an author and assistant professor of history at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where she teaches courses in 20th century American history. She received her B.A. from University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Boston University. Her research and teaching focus on American political history, the American presidency, and intersections of media, politics and popular culture in modern America. Her most recent book, Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life, examines the institutionalization of entertainment in American politics.
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