Matthew T. Pietryka

Matthew T. Pietryka

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Florida State University

About

I am an assistant professor in the Florida State University political science department.

My research examines how individuals’ political attitudes and voting behavior are influenced by the people around them.

I teach courses on political behavior, political psychology, media and politics, social network analysis, research methods, and R programming.

You can contact me at matthew.pietryka@gmail.com

You can download a pdf of my curriculum vitae here.

Interests

  • Political behavior
  • Political communication
  • Social networks
  • Survey research

Education

  • PhD in Political Science, 2012

    University of California, Davis

  • BA in Political Science, 2006

    Western Michigan University

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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(2017). It's Not Just What You Have, but Who You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections. American Political Science Review
- Received APSA’s 2018 Heinz Eulau Award for the best article published in the American Political Science Review in the previous year
- Received the APSA Political Networks section’s 2018 Political Ties Award for the best article published on political networks over the past two years.

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Chapters in Edited Volumes

(2017). Networks, Contexts, and the Process of Political Influence. The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behaviorand Public Opinion.

(2016). Scalable Multidimensional Response Measurement Using a Mobile Platform. Political Communication in Real Time: Theoretical and Applied Research Approaches.

(2014). Noise, Bias, and Expertise: The Dynamics of Becoming Informed. Experts, Activists, and Interdependent Citizens: Are Electorates Self-Educating?.

(2014). Opinion Leaders, Expertise, and the Complex Dynamics of Political Communication. Experts, Activists, and Interdependent Citizens: Are Electorates Self-Educating?.

(2011). Party, Constituency, and Representation in Congress. The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties.

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