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Katherine (Kathy) Cramer

Expert on public opinion, political discussion, perceptions of the economy, rural/urban divide, civic engagement, political participation

Natalie C. Holton Chair of L& S; Virginia Sapiro Professor of Political Science College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Public opinion especially on perceptions of the economy, rural/urban divides, perceptions of public employees and government
  • Civic engagement and political participation
  • Public opinion responses to social and economic change since 1960s


  • Co-Chair of American Academy of Arts & Science Commission on Reimagining Our Economy
  • Inducted into Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 2018
  • Author of the award-winning book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness and the Rise of Scott Walker
  • Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2019
  • Inducted into the American Academy of Political and Social Science as the 2020 Margaret Meade Fellow