The Department of Political Science invites you to

The 2022 George S. Parthemos Lecture

featuring Dr. Diana C. Mutz

Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication

Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics

The University of Pennsylvania 

February 17, 2022

3:30pm (EST) via Zoom Webinar

Requests for accommodations for those with disabilities should be made as soon as possible but at least 7 days prior to the scheduled lecture. Please contact spia@uga.edu to request accommodations.


Diana C. Mutz, Ph.D. Stanford University, does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication. At Penn she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics.

In 2021, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, she 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 has published articles in a variety of academic journals including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics and Journal of Communication. She is also the author of Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge University Press, 1998), a book awarded the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association, and the 2004 Doris Graber Prize for Most Influential Book on Political Communication published in the last ten years. In 2006, she published Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2006) which was awarded the 2007 Goldsmith Prize by Harvard University, the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research Book Award in 2019.

In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media, was published by Princeton University Press in 2015.  It received the Best Book Award from the International Society for Political Psychology, in 2016 and the Doris Graber Prize by 2017 APSA Political Communication section.

Mutz also served as founding co-PI of Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), an interdisciplinary infrastructure project that continues to promote methodological innovation across the social sciences (see www.tessexperiments.org). Mutz and co-PI Skip Lupia received the Warren Mitofsky Innovators Award in 2007 for creating and implementing this ongoing project. She subsequently wrote Population-Based Survey Experiments (Princeton University Press, 2011) which offers the first book-length treatment of this method drawing examples from across the social sciences.

Her latest book is out in summer 2021 and is entitled Winners and Losers: The Psychology of Foreign Trade (Princeton University Press).

This lecture series hosted annually is named after George S. Parthemos who served the University of Georgia with great distinction for over 30 years until his death in 1984. During his service at the University, Parthemos served as Head of the Department of Political Science and Vice President for Instruction. He was also an extraordinary teacher. This series, sponsored by the Department of Political Science, honors Dr. Parthemos’ commitment to education. Each year, the Parthemos Scholar not only delivers a public lecture, but also teaches classes and interacts with students and faculty over two to three days.

Past Parthemos Lectures

1987: Richard E. Fenno
1988: Warren E. Miller
1989: Earl and Merle Black
1990: Samuel Patterson
1991: William Galston
1992: Larry J. Sabato
1993: Kenneth J. Meier
1995: Thomas E. Patterson
1996: Leslie Friedman Goldstein
1997: Catherine E. Rudder
1998: Richard A. Brody
1999: Barbara Sinclair
2000: Ian Shapiro
2001: Kenneth A. Shepsle
2002: John H. Aldrich
2003: Russell Hardin
2004: Adam Przeworski
2005: Martha Nussbaum
2006: Frederick C. Harris
2007: Jürg Steiner and John Roemer
2008: John Zaller
2009: Larry Bartels
2010: Elinor Ostrom
2011: Gary King
2012: Arthur Lupia
2013: Gary Cox
2014: Quentin Skinner
2015: David Mayhew
2016: Morris P. Fiorina
2017: Lee Epstein
2018: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
2019: Charles Stewart III
2020: Vincent L. Hutchings
2021: Frank Baumgartner