Faculty

Lynn Vavreck

Professor

Contact Information

Email    vavreck@mac.com
Office  3351 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Lynn Vavreck is the Marvin Hoffenberg professor of American politics and public policy and a contributor to The New York Times.

Lynn Vavreck is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy at UCLA, a contributing columnist to The Upshot at The New York Times, and a recipient of the Andrew F. Carnegie Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  She is the author of five books, including the “most ominous” book on the 2016 election: Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, and The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election, described as the “definitive account” of the 2012 election. Political consultants on both sides of the aisle refer to her work on political messaging in The Message Matters as “required reading” for presidential candidates. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and she has served on the advisory boards of both the British and American National Election Studies. At UCLA she teaches courses on campaigns, elections, public opinion, and the 1960s. Professor Vavreck holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester and held previous appointments at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and The White House.  A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she remains a loyal Browns fan and is a “known equestrian” – to draw on a phrase from the 2012 presidential campaign.

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Degrees

University of Rochester, 1997

Fields of Study

American Politics

Current Courses by Term

2019 Fall Quarter

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

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2019 Winter Quarter

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

Introduction to American Politics

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2018 Fall Quarter

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

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2018 Winter Quarter

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

Introduction to American Politics

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2017 Fall Quarter

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

Survey Course in American Politics: Political Parties and Electoral Process

2016 Winter Quarter

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

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

2019 Winter Quarter

2018 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

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

2019 Winter Quarter

2018 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 40
Introduction to American Politics

2019 Winter Quarter

2018 Winter Quarter

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

2018 Fall Quarter

2017 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

CLUSTER 60A
America in Sixties: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1954 to 1974

2018 Fall Quarter

2017 Fall 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

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

2015 Fall Quarter

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

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