Mary Stegmaier

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Working Title
Vice Provost for International Programs, Director of the International Center & Associate Professor
People Type
N52 Memorial Union

PhD from University of Iowa

Research Emphasis

Comparative political behavior, international elections, election forecasting, European Politics, post-communist politics, democracy


Dr. Stegmaier’s research concentrates on elections and voting behavior in the U.S. and Europe, and has been published in a variety of political science journals including the British Journal of Political Science, East European Politics & Societies, Electoral Studies, Political Behavior, Politics & Policy, Public Choice, and the Annual Review of Political Science.  She serves on several journal editorial boards including the International Journal of Forecasting, Political Science Research and Methods, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, and Politics & Policy. In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed journals, her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the Brookings Institution Blog, the Democratic Audit, and the London School of Economics blogs.  Dr. Stegmaier has also served as an international election observer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Albania, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia and Uzbekistan. She currently serves as the Vice Provost for International Programs and Director of the International Center.

Courses Taught

Public Service and Democracy, Research Methods I, Comparative and Global Governance, Policies and Institutions of the European Union, Policy Processes and Strategies; Politics and Society in Central Asia

Selected Publications

Andreas Murr, Mary Stegmaier and Michael Lewis-Beck. 2021. “Vote Expectations Versus Vote Intentions: Rival Forecasting Strategies.” British Journal of Political Science, vol. 51: 60-67.

Stephanie Potochnick and Mary Stegmaier. 2020. “Latino Political Participation by Citizenship Status and Immigrant Generation.” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 101: 527-544.

Debra Leiter, Jack Reilly and Mary Stegmaier. 2020. “Echoing Certainty in Uncertain Times: The Effect of Network Partisan Agreement on the Quality of Citizen Forecasts in the 2015 Canadian Election.” Electoral Studies. vol. 63: 102115.

Kamil Marcinkiewicz and Mary Stegmaier. 2019. “Speaking Up to Stay in Parliament: The Electoral Importance of Speeches and Other Parliamentary Activities.” Journal of Legislative Studies, vol. 25: 576-596.

Debra Leiter, Andreas Murr, Ericka Rascon Ramirez and Mary Stegmaier. 2018. “Social Networks and Citizen Election Forecasting: The More Friends the Better.” International Journal of Forecasting, vol 34: 235-48.

Laron Williams, Mary Stegmaier and Marc Debus. 2017. "Relaxing the Constant Economic Vote Restriction: Economic Evaluations and Party Support in Germany." Party Politics, vol 23: 286-296.

Mary Stegmaier, Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Beomseob Park. 2017. "The VP-Function: A Review". In The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour, 2v. Eds. Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans and Michael S. Lewis-Beck.  Sage Publications, pp. 584-605.

Mary Stegmaier, Kamil Marcinkiewicz and Michael Jankowski. 2016. "The Effects of Electoral Rules on Parliamentary Behavior: A Comparative Analysis of Poland and the Czech Republic." East European Politics and Societies, vol. 30: 885-906.

Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Mary Stegmaier. 2016. "The Hispanic Immigrant Voter and the Classic American Voter: Presidential Support in the 2012 Election."  RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(3): 165-181.