Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Diana C. Mutz is the co-winner of the 2022 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association for her book, Winners and Losers: The Psychology of Foreign Trade (Princeton University Press, 2021). The award is given annually by the association for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs.

Winners and Losers challenges conventional wisdom about how American citizens form opinions on international trade. The book reveals how people’s orientations toward in-groups and out-groups play a central role in influencing how they think about trade with foreign countries, and shows how a better understanding of the psychological underpinnings of public opinion can lead to lasting economic and societal benefits.

Dr. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. She studies political communication, political psychology, and public opinion. Her research focuses on how the American mass public relates to the political world, and how people form opinions on issues and candidates.

Before coming to Penn, Professor Mutz taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ohio State University. She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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