Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles
Lynn Vavreck was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in June 2011. She co-authored the Centre's 2011 Opinion Survey "Americans and Australians Compared: Ten Years After 9/11" with Professor Simon Jackman.
is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 1998. In addition to UCLA, Dr Vavreck has worked at the White House, Dartmouth College and Princeton University. Her research focuses on the effects of political campaigns, particularly the role that stable structural conditions like the nation's economy and partisanship play in light of campaign activities like candidate advertising, stump speeches, and candidate visits.
Dr Vavreck's work can be read in The Message Matters: The Economy and Campaign Effects in Presidential Elections (Princeton University Press, forthcoming) and in Campaign Reform: Insights and Evidence (with Larry M. Bartels, Eds., Michigan University Press 2000). Her research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, American Politics Review, and in various edited volumes.
In 2006, Dr Vavreck ran the largest study of Congressional elections ever fielded in the United States. It was a cooperative venture of over 100 political scientists and was administered online to over 40,000 Americans. Building on this success, Dr Vavreck, along with Simon Jackman (Stanford University), are currently fielding the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project, an online study tracking 20,000 registered voters over the course of this presidential election.