Dino P. Christenson
Office: PLS 208
Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University; B.A., University of Michigan
Areas of Specialization: Electoral behavior, public opinion, political psychology, political communication, survey research design, quantitative methods, data science
Dino Pinterpe Christenson is an associate professor of political science and the Director of Advanced Programs (Honors and BA/MA). For the 2012-15 academic years he was a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Hariri Institute for Computational Science & Engineering. In 2010 he co-founded the Research in American and Comparative Politics Workshop (RAC) and in 2016 co-chaired the first Day of BU Data Science (BUDS). He is currently a Faculty Affiliate at Hariri and sits on the Steering Committees for the Institute and the Data Science Initiative. Prior to academia he worked in politics as a public affairs consultant and as a campaign advisor.
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 presidential primary elections, the coalition behavior of interest groups, and public opinion and the media environment of institutional outcomes. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and Social Networks, among other outlets. He is coauthor of Applied Social Science Methodology: An Introductory Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Hariri Institute, and the Dirksen Congressional Center.
Political Analysis via Maximum Likelihood Estimation (GRS 843)
American Elections and Voting Behavior (PO 511)
Introduction to Political Analysis (PO 502)
U.S. Media and Politics (PO 306)
Presidential Primary Elections & Caucuses (PO 300)