Katherine J. Cramer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Cramer's main impact is in the most persistent area of her scholarship: the way everyday people think and talk about and act in politics, especially how their group context, with special emphasis on class, race, and place, shapes their understanding of the political world. She is one of the premier political science users of qualitative methods. Her most recent book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (2016), has had a major influence in scholarship, practical politics, and citizen book group circles alike since the 2016 election.