Dino P. Christenson

Dino ChristensonAssistant Professor

Office: PLS 208
Phone: 617.358.6279
E-mail: dinopc@bu.edu
Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University; B.A., University of Michigan
Areas of Specialization: Electoral behavior, public opinion, quantitative methods

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, Social Networks, American Politics Research and Political Behavior, among other outlets.

Professor Christenson regularly teaches the following courses:
Advanced Techniques in Political Analysis: Maximum Likelihood Estimation (PO 843)
American Elections and Voting Behavior (PO 511; formerly PO 610 & PO 524)
Political Analysis: A Primer (PO 502)
U.S. Media and Politics (PO 306; formerly PO 324)
Presidential Primary Elections & Caucuses (PO 300)

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