Dr. Lonna Rae Atkeson is a Professor, Regents' Lecturer and Director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy in the Political Science Department at the University of New Mexico.
Professor Atkeson has received a number of honors for her academic and public policy work. In 1998, she received the "Emerging Scholar" award from the Political Parties and Organizations Section of the American Political Science Association. The University of New Mexico named her a Regents' Lecturer in 2001. Verified Voting New Mexico presented her with a Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and Common Cause of New Mexico presented her with the Jayk Talor Best in Government Award in 2010.
She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, the JEHT Foundation, the Department of Defense, Bernalillo County and the New Mexico Secretary of State.
2013 Lucius Barker Award for the best paper, “Latino Descriptive Voting: Evidence in The 2010 Gubernatorial Race in New Mexico,” Presented at the 2012 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting on Race or Ethnicity.
Kerevel, Yann and Lonna Rae Atkeson. 2013. “Explaining the Marginalization of Women in Legislative Institutions.” Journal of Politics (Forthcoming).
Alvarez, R. Michael, Lonna Rae Atkeson and Thad E. Hall. 2012. Evaluating Elections: Tools for Improvement. Cambridge University Press.
Alvarez, R. Michael, Lonna Rae Atkeson and Thad E. Hall (Editors). 2012. Confirming Elections: Creating Confidence and Integrity Through Election Auditing. Palgrave.
Atkeson, Lonna Rae and Cherie D. Maestas. 2012. Catastrophe Politics: Public Opinion and How Extraordinary Events Redefine Perceptions of Government. Cambridge University Press.
Atkeson, Lonna Rae, Lisa A. Bryant, Alex N. Adams, Luciana Zilberman, Kyle L. Saunders, 2011. “Considering Mixed Mode Surveys for Questions in Political Behavior: Using the Internet and Mail to Get Quality Data at Reasonable Costs.” Political Behavior 33:161-178.
Atkeson, Lonna Rae, Lisa Bryant, Thad Hall, Kyle L Saunders and R. Michael Alvarez. 2010. “New Barriers to Voter Participation: An Examination of New Mexico’s Voter Identification Law.” Electoral Studies 29(1):66-73.
Atkeson, Lonna Rae and Cherie D. Maestas. 2009. “Meaningful Participation and the Evolution of the Reformed Presidential Nominating System,” PS: Political Science & Politics 42(1):59-64.
Atkeson, Lonna Rae and Timothy Krebs. 2008. “Press Coverage in Mayoral Elections: Is there a Gender Bias?” Political Research Quarterly 61 (2): 239-53.