Diana C. Mutz holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. Her current research involves the psychology of American attitudes toward globalization, as well as the consequences of how journalists cover issues such as trade, outsourcing, and immigration.
In 2011, Mutz 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 is the author of five books, most recently including In Your Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media. Her previous book, Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2006) was awarded the 2007 Goldsmith Prize by Harvard University and the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association.
Mutz also served as a founding PI of Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), an interdisciplinary infrastructure project that continues to promote methodological innovation across the social sciences. This project received the Warren Mitofsky Innovator Award in 2007. She subsequently wrote Population-Based Survey Experiments (Princeton University Press, 2011), which offers the first book-length treatment of this method drawing on examples from across the social sciences.
Mutz received her BS from Northwestern University, and her MA and PhD from Stanford University. Learn more about more information on Professor Mutz’s current research.