Montalbano, K. (2018). Government surveillance of religious expression: Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States. New York, NY: Routledge.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Montalbano, K. (Spring 2022). Preventing yellow jack and yellow journalism: The tensions in Mississippi Valley news coverage of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic. Journalism History.

Montalbano, K. (2019). The FBI and the AFSC: Surveilling United States religious expression in the Cold War era. In Rob Heynen and Emily van der Meulen (Eds.), Making surveillance states: Transnational histories (pp. 238-260). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Montalbano, K. (2019). Islamophobia in reactionary news: Radicalizing Christianity in the United States. Open Library of Humanities, 5(1): 61, pp. 1-49. DOI:

Montalbano, K. (2018). Net neutrality, the Fairness Doctrine, and the NRB: The tension between United States religious expression and media regulation. Media and Communication, 6(1), 5-12.

Montalbano, K. (2015). Misunderstanding the Mongols: Intercultural communication in three thirteenth-century Franciscan travel accounts. Information & Culture: A Journal of History, 50(4), 588-610.

Book Review

Montalbano, K. (June 2021). [Review of The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Journalism, edited by K. Radde-Antweiler and X. Zeiler]. Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

Manuscripts Under Review or In Development

Montalbano, K. (under review). Yik Yak and hyperlocalized messaging: An autopsy of anonymity gone awry.

Montalbano, K. (under review). Covering religion on the “Big Three” networks (1968-1979): “And that’s the way it is.”

Perreault, G., & Montalbano, K. (under review). From lifestyle journalism to general news: Field theory in the hard news turn of religion reporting.

Montalbano, K. (in development). “Yakety Yak, Don’t Talk Back”: Moderation on Anonymous Platforms.

Montalbano, K. (in development). Section 230 and Digital Disinformation.