Jane Junn

  • Professor of Political Science
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office: (213) 740-6141

Expertise Summary

Political expert on public opinion, political behavior, and polling methods and analysis.


  • California politics, including gubernatorial and congressional elections
  • public opinion
  • polling methods and analysis
  • women in politics
  • racial and ethnic politics
  • the politics of immigration
  • political behavior
  • independent voters
  • voter demographics

Additional Information

  • Research Director, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll
  • Co-investigator (with Janelle Wong, Taeku Lee and Karthick Ramakrishnan), National Asian American Survey (2008)
  • Co-chair (with Ed Keller), APSA annual meeting program (2008)
  • Editor, “New Race Politics: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics” (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Politics, Polity, and the Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs, American Political Science Review (2001 – 2007)
  • Co-author (with Richard J. Niemi), “Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn” (Yale University Press, 1998)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar (1998)
  • Co-author (with Norman H. Nie and Kenneth Stehlik-Barry), “Education and Democratic Citizenship in America” (University of Chicago Press, 1996)
  • Recipient, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award from the American Political Science Association