Karrin Vasby Anderson

Karrin Vasby Anderson

Karrin Vasby Anderson is Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses in rhetoric, political communication, and gender and communication. She is the current editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech, published by the National Communication Association. Her research examines the culture of politics and the politics of culture, with special emphasis on gender and the presidency and political pop culture. Her books include "Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture" and "Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From 'Bitch' to 'Badass' and Beyond."


GOP ‘message laundering’ turns violent, extremist reactions to search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago into acceptable political talking points

By: - August 17, 2022

After the FBI completed a lawful search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Aug. 8, 2022, conservative politicians responded with one of three strategies: silence, circumspection and attack. Many responses echoed Trump’s own framing of the search. In his Aug. 8 message he claimed his residence was “under siege, raided, and occupied by […]