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Faculty

Lynn Vavreck

Professor

Contact Information

Email    vavreck@mac.com
Office  3351 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Lynn Vavreck is a full professor of political science and communication studies at UCLA and a contributing columnist to The New York Times. She teaches courses on and writes about campaigns, elections, and public opinion. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester and has previously worked at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and The White House. She is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and awards for her work on political advertising. She has published four books, including The Message Matters, which Stanley Greenberg called “required reading” for presidential candidates, and The Gamble, described by Nate Silver as the “definitive account” of the 2012 election. Professor Vavreck has served on the advisory boards of the British and American National Election Studies and is the co-founder of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project. In 2014, she hosted Hillary Clinton at UCLA’s Luskin Lecture on Thought Leadership.

Degrees

University of Rochester, 1997

Fields of Study

American Politics