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Katherine (Kathy) Cramer

Katherine (Kathy) Cramer

Expert on civic engagement and political participation, student engagement, public opinion, racial dialogue, political discussion, deliberation, political communication

Int. Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service; professor, poli sci; affiliate: J School, LaFollette, Forestry La Follette School of Public Affairs Work: 608-262-0787 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @KathyCramerUW


  • Student civic engagement and political participation
  • Informal political talk
  • Public opinion, esp. Wisconsin and rural opinion, and perspectives on public employees and government
  • Dialogue on race relations


  • UW-Madison, Vilas Associates Award, 2012-2014
  • Principal investigator, "Putting the Public Back in Public Opinion," a study of Wisconsin public opinion and attitudes toward UW-Madison, via visiting coffee klatches statewide
  • Author, "Talking about Politics: Social Identity and American Life"
  • Author, "Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference"
  • UW-Madison Chancellor Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006