Loren Collingwood


Associate Professor

2229 Watkins Hall
e-mail: loren.collingwood@ucr.edu


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, University of Washington, 2012
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Washington, 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, California State University, Chico, 1998 – 2002

Research Areas

  • American Politics
  • Methods
  • Race and Ethnic Politics


  • Collingwood, Loren. “Education Levels and Support for Direct Democracy.” American Politics Research, 40:4 (2012).
  • Collingwood, Loren and John Wilkerson. “Tradeoffs in Accuracy and Efficiency in Supervised Learning Methods.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 9:3 (2012).
  • Collingwood, Loren, Matt Barreto and Todd Donovan. “Early Primaries, Viability, and Changing Preferences for Presidential Candidates.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 42:2 (June 2012).
  • Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood, and Sylvia Manzano. “A New Measure of Group Influence in Presidential Elections: Assessing Latino Influence in 2008.” Political Research Quarterly. 63:4
  • (Dec 2010).
  • Barreto, Matt, Loren Collingwood, Ben Gonzalez, and Chris Parker. 2011. “Tea Party Politics in a Blue State: Dino Rossi and the 2010 Washington Senate Election.” In William Miller and Jeremy Walling (eds.) Stuck in the Middle to Lose: Tea Party E ects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections. Rowan and Little eld Publishing Group.
  • Collingwood, Loren and Justin Reedy. “Criticisms of Deliberative Democracy.” In Nabatchi, Tina, Michael Weiksner, John Gastil, and Matt Leighninger, eds., Democracy in motion: Evaluating the practice and impact of deliberative civic engagement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Collingwood, Loren. “Initiatives.” In Haider-Markel, Donald P., and Michael A. Card. Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2009.


Collingwood’s research and teaching focuses specifically on campaigns and elections, political behavior, race and ethnicity, and quantitative methodology. His dissertation, “The Pursuit of Victory and Incorporation: Elite Strategy, Group Pressure, and Cross Racial Mobilization,” focuses on when and how candidates mobilize members of different races. In addition, Collingwood is working on several projects around issues of Latino representation, race of interviewer effects in telephone surveys, and automated text classification using supervised learning methods.

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