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Jonathan Krasno

Professor; Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Political Science; Faculty Senate


Professor Krasno's research focuses on public opinion, congressional elections, campaigns and campaign financing. He is author of Challengers, Competition, and Reelection (Yale 1994), Buying Time (Brennan Center 2000), and articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and elsewhere. In addition to his scholarly interests, Krasno has been an active participant in ongoing debate over campaign finance reform, most notably serving as an expert witness in federal trials in California, Colorado, Missouri and Washington, DC.


  • PhD, MA, University of California at Berkeley
  • BA, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Research Interests

  • American Politics
  • Public Opinion
  • Campaigns and Campaign Finance


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching; 2010-2011