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Jennifer Cryer

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Research and Practice Areas:

American politics, political communication, political geography, and computational social science.

Jennifer Cryer is a post-doctoral fellow (2020), and an incoming Assistant Professor (2021), in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Stanford University, and a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Philosophy from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2011). She was previously a 2015 National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellow; a Stanford University E.D.G.E. Doctoral Fellow and D.A.R.E. Doctoral Fellow under the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. She specializes in American politics, political communication, political geography, and computational social science. In her dissertation project—funded by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics—she analyzes campaign communication, using computational methods to identify them, and experimental designs to measure the effects of each message. Her scholarship has been presented at APSA, MPSA, New Faces in Political Methodology, and the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium, among others.