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Chris Wells

Chris Wells

Expert on how young people relate to, and participate in, politics, especially using digital/social media.

Assistant professor, journalism and mass communication School of Journalism and Mass Communications — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @cfwells


  • Public opinion
  • Young people and political participation, including different ways of participating
  • Media and communication in American politics


  • Co-Investigator, large study of parents and their children in forming political attitudes, funded by the Spencer Foundation
  • William T. Evjue Faculty Fellowship
  • UW-Madison Distinguished Honors Teaching Award, 2013