Professor Christenson studies American political behavior and quantitative methods.
Dino Pinterpe Christenson's recent work explores presidential voting behavior, campaign dynamics in primary elections, the coalition strategies of interest groups, and public opinion and the media environment of institutional outcomes. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, and Social Networks, among other outlets. His work has received the Editors’ Choice Article Award from Political Analysis, the Best Article Award by the Law & Courts Section of APSA, as well as the Best Article Award from Political Research Quarterly. He is coauthor of The Myth of the Imperial Presidency: How Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive (University of Chicago Press, 2020) and Applied Social Science Methodology: An Introductory Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Hariri Institute, and the Dirksen Congressional Center.