Expert: Matthew Pietryka

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Assistant Professor Matt Pietryka

Pietryka’s research focuses on understanding how the social and political contexts of life influence the political attitudes and behavior of individuals. In particular, he studies how political discussion with friends and family can affect individual political behavior.

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Phone: (530) 574-6175


“I study individual-level political decision making. I can discuss why citizens support various candidates and how they decide whether to vote or abstain.”