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Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles

Daimler Foreign Policy Forum - Class of Fall 2020

Lynn Vavreck is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy at the University of California–Los Angeles, a contributing columnist to “The Upshot” at the New York Times, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  A recipient of the Andrew F. Carnegie Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vavreck is the author of five books, including Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, named the “most ominous” book of 2018 by the Washington Post Book Review. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester and has held appointments at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and The White House.


Vavreck’s 2020 election project, NATIONSCAPE, is the largest study of presidential elections ever fielded in the United States. Interviewing more than 6,000 people a week, the study will complete 500,000 interviews before the 2021 inauguration.

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