Diana C. Mutz

Diana C. Mutz
Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Communication and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Diana C. Mutz  teaches and does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University.  In 2011, she received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Political Communication from the American Political Science Association. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. Mutz has published articles in a variety of academic journals including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics and Journal of Communication. She is also the author of Impersonal Influence (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Population-based Survey Experiments (Princeton, 2011), The Obama Effect (Russell Sage Foundation, 2014) and In Your Face Politics (forthcoming).  


B.S. (1984) Northwestern University. A.M. (1985) Stanford University. Ph.D. (1988) Stanford University.


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