Professor, Political Science and Communication Studies, UCLA
Lynn Vavreck is a professor of political science and communication studies at UCLA and contributing columnist to The Upshot at The New York Times. She teaches and writes about campaigns, elections, and public opinion. She held previous appointments at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and the White House. Vavreck has published four books, including The Message Matters and The Gamble, an account of the 2012 election. The National Science Foundation supported her research, and she served on advisory boards of British and American national election studies. In 2014, she interviewed Hillary Clinton for UCLA’s Luskin Lecture on Thought Leadership. In 2015, she was named an inaugural Andrew F. Carnegie Fellow.