Go-Eun Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at Mizzou. Working at the intersection of mediated and political communication, she explores the influence of intergroup contact, the asymmetric effects of media on partisan media consumers, and the marginalized population's political engagement. Her dissertation aims to delve into the effects of persuasive messages regarding health and scientific topics by specifying the elements of argumentation quality.
She has presented her research at communication conferences, including Central States Communication Association (CSCA), National Communication Association (NCA), and International Communication Association (ICA). Especially she won the top paper award twice in the Political Communication Division at ICA in 2020 and 2022. Her latest work, 'Social watching the 2020 presidential and vice-presidential debates: the effect of ideological homogeneity and partisan identity strength', has been published in Argumentation and Advocacy.
As a member of the Political Communication Institution, Go-Eun led and mentored several research projects on political debates and polarization. In addition, she engages in a service opportunity for undergraduate students by serving as a graduate advisor for The Intercollegiate Communication Organization of Mizzou (iCOM).