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     Katherine J. Cramer


Title: Professor, Director Morgridge Center for Public Service
Website: https://faculty.polisci.wisc.edu/kwalsh2
Affiliated With: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Office: 223 North Hall
Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 608-262-0787
Has Voicemail: Yes
E-Mail: kathy.cramer@wisc.edu
Keywords: Civic Engagement, Deliberation, Political Communication, Public Opinion, Race
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Katherine Cramer (B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1994, Ph.D. University of Michigan 2000) is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, the Center for Nonprofits, the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.  Her work focuses on the way people in the United States make sense of politics and their place in it. She is known for her innovative approach to the study of public opinion, in which she invites herself into the conversations of groups of people to listen to the way they understand public affairs. She is also published as Katherine Cramer Walsh and is the author of The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming March 2016), Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2007), Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life (University of Chicago Press, 2004) and co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Have Undermined Citizenship and What We Can Do About It with the members of the American Political Science Association's Task Force on Civic Engagement and Civic Education, Stephen Macedo, Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Jeffrey M. Berry, Michael Brintnall, David E. Campbell, Luis Ricardo Fraga, Archon Fung, William A. Galston, Christopher F. Karpowitz, Margaret Levi, Meira Levinson, Keena Lipsitz, Richard G. Niemi, Robert D. Putnam, Wendy M. Rahn, Rob Reich, Robert R. Rodgers, Todd Swanstrom (Brookings, 2005). She is the recipient of the 2012 APSA Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research Section award for the best qualitative or multi-method submission to the American Political Science Review, a 2006 UW-Madison Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2012-2014 UW-Madison Vilas Associate Award, and a 2015-17 Leon Epstein Faculty Fellowship.
 


Recent Publications

Katherine Cramer "The Turn Away from Government and the Need to Revive the Civic Purpose of Higher Education." Perspectives on Politics 14(2): 442-450.   
Katherine Cramer Katherine J. Cramer. 2016. The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.   
Katherine Cramer The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. 2016. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo22879533.html  
Katherine Cramer, Michael W. Wagner, Chris Wells, Lewis A. Friedland, and Dhavan V. Shah . “Cultural Worldviews and Contentious Politics: Evaluative Asymmetry in High-Information Environments” The Good Society, 23(2): 126-144.   
Katherine Cramer, "Putting Inequality In Its Place: Rural Consciousness and the Power of Perspective." American Political Science Review 106 (2012): 517-532.   
Katherine Cramer, Virginia Sapiro, Patricia Strach, and Valerie Hennings. "Gender, Context, and Television Advertising: A Comprehensive Analysis of 2000 and 2002 House Races." Political Research Quarterly 64 (2011): 107-19   
Katherine Cramer, "Get Government Out of It: Heterogeneity of Government Skepticism and Its Connection to Economic Interests and Policy Preferences." In Peter K. Enns and Christopher Wlezien, eds., Who Gets Represented? New York: Russell Sage (2011), 129-159.   
Katherine Cramer. 2009. “Scholars as Citizens: Studying Public Opinion through Ethnography.” In Ed Schatz, ed., Political Ethnography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.   
Katherine Cramer, 2007. “The Democratic Potential of Civic Dialogue.” In Shawn Rosenberg (ed.) Deliberation, Participation, and Democracy: Can the People Govern? New York: Palgrave MacMillan.   
Katherine Cramer Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference. 2007. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.   
Katherine Cramer 2006. “Communities, Race, and Talk: An Analysis of the Occurrence of Civic Intergroup Dialogue Programs.” Journal of Politics 68 (1): 22-33.   
Katherine Cramer, Stephen Macedo, Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Jeffrey M. Berry, Michael Brintnall, David E. Campbell, Luis Ricardo Fraga, Archon Fung, William A. Galston, Christopher F. Karpowitz, Margaret Levi, Meira Levinson, Keena Lipsitz, Richard G. Niemi, Robert D. Putnam, Wendy M. Rahn, Rob Reich, Robert R. Rodgers, Todd Swanstrom Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Have Undermined Citizenship, and What We Can Do About It. 2005. A Report of the American Political Science Association’s Standing Committee on Civic Education and Engagement. Brookings.   
Katherine Cramer Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life. 2004. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.   
 

Current Courses taught for Fall 2016-2017

201 - Special Topics in Political Science

Instructors: Katherine Cramer      Field: American Politics