The Citrin Award Lecture is an annual event of the Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research. The Citrin award recognizes the career of an individual who has made significant contributions to the study and understanding of public opinions.
The 2021 Citrin Award honors the scholarship of Diana Mutz, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics, whose wide-ranging work using both surveys and experiments has enhanced knowledge in communication and persuasion in politics with a much-needed focus on the bases of civility and mutual understanding in American democracy.
Please join us on October 7 for an online lecture by Professor Mutz focused on how the Black Lives Matter movement influenced the 2020 presidential election. The event will be moderated by Laura Stoker, Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
About Diana Mutz
Diana C. Mutz, Ph.D. Stanford University, does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication. At Penn she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics.
In 2021, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, she received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Political Communication from the American Political Science Association. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.
Mutz has published articles in a variety of academic journals including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics and Journal of Communication. She is also the author of Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge University Press, 1998), a book awarded the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association, and the 2004 Doris Graber Prize for Most Influential Book on Political Communication published in the last ten years. In 2006, she published Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2006) which was awarded the 2007 Goldsmith Prize by Harvard University, the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research Book Award in 2019.
In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media, was published by Princeton University Press in 2015. It received the Best Book Award from the International Society for Political Psychology, in 2016 and the Doris Graber Prize by 2017 APSA Political Communication section. Mutz also served as founding co-PI of Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), an interdisciplinary infrastructure project that continues to promote methodological innovation across the social sciences (see www.tessexperiments.org). Mutz and co-PI Skip Lupia received the Warren Mitofsky Innovators Award in 2007 for creating and implementing this ongoing project. She subsequently wrote Population-Based Survey Experiments (Princeton University Press, 2011) which offers the first book-length treatment of this method drawing examples from across the social sciences.
Her latest book is out in summer 2021 and is entitled Winners and Losers: The Psychology of Foreign Trade (Princeton University Press). Before coming to Penn, Professor Mutz taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Ohio State University.
Laura Stoker, Moderator
Laura Stoker is Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the development and change of political attitudes and behavior with a focus on family influences and generational change. She also writes on topics at the intersection of research design and statistics, including the optimal design of multi-level studies, problems of aggregation, and the estimation of cohort effects. She has regularly taught undergraduate and graduate courses on political psychology and research methods. Her publications have appeared in many venues including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, and Journal of Politics. Stoker is the recipient of fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Oxford University, and the University of Manchester. Stoker has served on the Board of the American National Election Studies (2000-2002, 2018-present; Chair 2000-2002), the British National Election Studies (2014-2016), and the CASBS Causal Inference for Social Impact Lab (2019-present).