Faculty

Lynn Vavreck

Professor

Contact Information

Email    vavreck@mac.com
Office  3351 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4855
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

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Winter Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2015 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Introduction to American Politics

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2015 Spring Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974 -- Special Topics

2015 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2014 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2014 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2014 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Introduction to American Politics

2013 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2013 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2012 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2012 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2011 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2011 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Introduction to American Politics

2010 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2010 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Seminar: Political Behavior

2009 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2008 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2008 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Introduction to American Politics

2007 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2007 Winter Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Introduction to American Politics

2006 Fall Quarter

America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and the Electoral Process

2005 Spring Quarter

Introduction to American Politics

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and the Electoral Process

2004 Spring Quarter

Introduction to American Politics

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and the Electoral Process

2003 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Seminar

Introduction to American Politics

Seminar: Political Behavior

2002 Winter Quarter

Introduction to American Politics

2001 Fall Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 260B
Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

GE CLST 60B
America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 40
Introduction to American Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 260A
Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

GE CLST 60CW
America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974 -- Special Topics
GE CLST 60A
America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2014 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 269
Seminar: Political Behavior

2010 Winter Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 149
Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2008 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 260A
Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and the Electoral Process

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

HNRS 98
Fiat Lux Seminar

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C197C
Seminar for Majors: Politics

2001 Fall Quarter