Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication
Diana C. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication in Penn Arts & Sciences with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. She also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics (ISCAP) at the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Mutz joined the faculty from Ohio State University, where she was a professor of political science and journalism and communication. She completed both her Ph.D. and M.A. at Stanford University after earning a B.S. with highest distinction at Northwestern University.
Mutz researches public opinion, political psychology, and mass political behavior, with an emphasis on political communication. She is the recipient of a 2017 Carnegie Fellowship, a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2011 Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association. She has published six books and received numerous book awards.
Mutz received the 2019 Book Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) for her book Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy. Her book examines how and with what consequences Americans interact with those whose political views differ from their own.