At noon Thursday Jan. 21, the League of Women Voters community event, lunch with a Leader will feature Lonna Rae Atkeson.
Atkeson is a professor and Regents Lecturer in Political Science at the University of New Mexico where she also directs the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy and the Institute for Social Research.
She will be talking about the upcoming 60-day Legislative Session.
Atkeson also is a member of the MIT Data and Election Science Board (MEDSL) and the American National Election Studies (ANES) Board of Overseers. Her research focuses on election science, election administration, survey methodology, public policy, voting rights, public opinion, and political behavior. She has authored or edited four books, more than 50 referred articles and book chapters, numerous policy reports and several amicus curiae briefs.
She has been a consultant to the Department of Defense, the US Election Assistance Commission, the Pew Charitable Trusts, various private companies and has served as an expert witness or consultant on several legal cases.
Atkeson is an associate editor for Political Analysis and is the election analyst for KOB-TV. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Golisano Foundation, the Thornburg Foundation, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Secretary of State, and Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
She received her BA from the University of California, Riverside and her PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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