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Dino P. Christenson
Office: PLS 208
Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University; B.A., University of Michigan
Areas of Specialization: Electoral behavior, public opinion, quantitative methods, data science
Dino Pinterpe Christenson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Hariri Institute for Computing & Computational Science & Engineering. He is the Director of the Honors and BA/MA Programs and Co-Organizer of the Research in American and Comparative Politics Workshop (RAC).
Christenson studies American political behavior and quantitative methods with a focus on the context in which individuals and organizations receive and react to political information. His recent work explores campaign dynamics in the early stages of presidential primary elections, the coalition behavior of interest groups, and public opinion and the media environment of institutional outcomes. More generally, his research in American politics concerns voting behavior, political psychology, political communication, public opinion and elite decision-making. He has broad methodological interests as well, including survey research design, longitudinal data models, Bayesian analysis, social network analysis and causal inference. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and Social Networks, among other outlets. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Hariri Institute and the Dirksen Congressional Center.
Advanced Techniques in Political Analysis: Maximum Likelihood Estimation (PO 843)
American Elections and Voting Behavior (PO 511)
Political Analysis: A Primer (PO 502)
U.S. Media and Politics (PO 306)
Presidential Primary Elections & Caucuses (PO 300)