Dr. Christopher F. Karpowitz is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy and Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. In 2015, he received the Erik Erikson Award for early career achievement in the field of political psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology and the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association. His book, The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions (co-authored with Tali Mendelberg), received the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology (APSA), the David O. Sears Award for the best book in mass politics (ISPP), and the APSA Experimental Research Section Best Book Award. Prior to arriving at BYU, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Democracy and Human Values at Princeton's University Center for Human Values.
Political psychology, civic engagement and political participation, democratic and deliberative theory, political communication, experimental methods, public opinion, political behavior, the presidency, American political thought
- Mary Lou Fulton Young Scholar Award from College of Family Home and Social Sciences, 2013
- Karpowitz, C., Preece, J., & Monson, J. (2017). How to Elect More Women: Gender and Candidate Success in a Field Experiment. American Journal of Political Science, 61(4), 927-943.
- Karpowitz, C., Monson, J., & Patterson, K. D. (2016). Who's In and Who's Out: The Politics of Religious Norms. In Politics and Religion (pp. 508-536).
- Campbell, D. E., Karpowitz, C., & Monson, J. (2015). A Politically Peculiar People: How Mormons Moved Into and Then Out Of the Political Mainstream. Mormonism and American Politics.
- Karpowitz, C., & Raphael, C. (2014). Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity. .
- Mendelberg, T., Karpowitz, C., & Oliphant, J. B. (2014). Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction. Perspectives on Politics, 12(1), 18-44.
- Karpowitz, C. (2012). More Women, but Not Nearly Enough: The New York Times. New York, New York:
- Karpowitz, C. (2012). Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation. The American Political Science Review, 106(3), 533-547.
- Karpowitz, C., Monson, J., Nielson, L., Patterson, K., & Snell, S. A. (2011). Political Norms and the Private Act of Voting. Public Opinion Quarterly, 75(4), 659-685.
- Karpowitz, C., Monson, J., Patterson, K., & Pope, J. C. (2011). Tea Time in America? The Impact of the Tea Part Movement on the 2010 Midterm Elections. PS: Political Science and Politics, 44(2), 303-309.