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Cornell experts available to discuss 2022 midterm elections

Media Contact

Becka Bowyer

In less than two weeks, Americans will head to the polls for the midterm elections. The following Cornell University experts are available to discuss topics from the state of democracy to inflation and public opinion.


State of democracy:

David A. Bateman

Assistant Professor

  • Congress
  • Voting rights

Peter Enns

Professor Government and Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

  • Public opinion
  • Political representation

Suzanne Mettler

Professor of American Institutions

Thomas Pepinsky

Professor of Government

Douglas L. Kriner

Professor of Government

  • Presidential power
  • Political checks
  • Election security


Safety concerns at the polls:

Mabel Berezin

Professor of Sociology at Cornell University

  • Right-wing politics
  • Violence
  • Popular support


Economic uncertainty:

Robert Hockett

Professor of Law

  • Economy
  • Inflation

Russell Weaver

Director of Research, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab

  • Economic concerns of New York State’s electorate
  • Gerrymandering


Social influence on voter choices:

David Pizarro

Associate Professor

  • Decision-making
  • How emotions affect political choices

Sarah Kreps

Professor of Government

  • Spread of misinformation
  • Tech policy
  • Foreign election interference

Landon Schnabel

Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Religion’s impact on politics

Ken Birman

Professor of Computer Science

  • Cloud computing
  • Trust in major tech companies


Election integrity:

Andrew Myers

Professor of Computer Science

  • Secure electronic voting systems
  • Trust and security in cyberspace

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.