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Suzanna Linn

Professor of Political Science

320 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-9402

Office Hours:

  • On leave 2018-2019

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Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1994. Professor Linn was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Government, Harvard University from 1998 to 1999. She specializes in American political behavior and time series methodology. Her current research includes developing tests for long run equilibria in time series analysis; addressing methodological challenges in estimating tone from text; explaining the role of media coverage on economic attitudes and vote choice; and understanding the role of economic inequality in driving public opinion and vote choice. Her work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis and the Journal of Politics. Her book The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence (Cambridge University Press, 2008, with Frank Baumgartner and Amber E. Boydstun) was awarded the Gladys M. Kammerer Award by the American Political Science Association for the best book on US national policy