Kenlea Barnes | LSU Political Science

Office:  326 Stubbs Hall


MA:  University of North Texas, Denton (August 2022)
BA:  Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (May 2020)


Kenlea Barnes is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University.  Her research focuses on Political Theory and American Politics, specifically early modern political thought, American political thought, American political institutions, and mass media.

Areas of Interest

Political Theory
American Politics
Mass Media

Academic Awards and Honors

Eric Voegelin Scholars Fund (2023)
University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School Summer Grant (2022)
University of North Texas Department of Political Science Best Research Assistant (2022)
Richard Walrath Education Foundation Scholarship
University of North Texas Graduate Committee Summer Grant (2021)
Dr. Patsy Lennelle Sharp Scholarship
International Education Fee Scholarship
Toulouse Graduate School Student Travel Grant

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record; University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, Texas
PSCI 3320/Introduction to Public Policy (Online); Fall 2021
PSCI 3340/World Politics (Online); Fall 2021


Midwest Political Science Association
Southern Political Science Association 
LSU Order and History Society  (August 2022-present); Vice President