Selected Nonfiction


  • Orbit,” Heron Tree, February 2018
  • The Waubeen Annual Kanaranzi Kimball Day,” finalist in the 2017 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers; summer 2018 in Nimrod International Journal
  • Fusion: A Love Story,” top-three selection for the Arizona State University’s 2016 Frankenstein Bicentennial Fiction Competition
  • Clay Pots,” finalist for the Psychopomp Magazine 2014 Short Fiction Award
  •  “Bitter Almond Bee Spit,” 971 Menu (defunct), June 2010
  • Saxy Jane and the Condom,” Dogzplot Flash Fiction, May 2009
  • Nopales,” Six Sentences, October 2009

Copy Editing


  • Barnidge, M., Gunther, A., Kim, J., Hong, Y., Perryman, M., Tay, S. K., Knisely, S. (forthcoming). “Politically motivated selective exposure and perceived media bias.” Communication Research. Advance online publication.
  • McLaughlin, B.; Davis, C.; Coppini, D.; Kim, Y.M.; Knisely, S.; McLeod, D. (2015) “When Women Attack.” Politics and Life Sciences, 34(1). pp. 44-56.
  • Robinson, S.; Knisely, S.; Schwartz, M. (2014) “A news negotiation of a state’s history: Collective memory of the 2011 Wisconsin protests.” Journalism Studies, 1-18.c.
  • Knisely, S. “Division in Dairyland: Community structure, social identity and news frames during the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.” Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. 2013. Read it here.
  • Presentation: “Darth Vader in Dairyland: Constructing political out-groups via digital cartoons.” Paper presented at Communication Crossroads: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Madison, Wisconsin. March 2013.
  • Presentation: “A news negotiation of a state’s history: Collective memory of the 2011 Wisconsin protests.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Chicago, Illinois. August 2012.