Peter K. Enns

Associate Professor; Executive Director, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research; Codirector, Cornell Center for Social Sciences
Government, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

205 White Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3574

Peter K. Enns

Associate Professor; Executive Director, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research; Codirector, Cornell Center for Social Sciences
Government, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Public opinion; representation; criminal justice system; survey research; time series analysis

Current Research Interest

Who gets represented; influence of money on political rhetoric; rise of mass incarceration; effect of incarceration on families

Distinction

American Political Science Association, Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section, Emerging Scholar Award
Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences, Theme Project on The Causes, Consequences, and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States (2015-2018) Team Leader

Selected Publications

Enns, Peter K. Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Enns, Peter K., Youngmin Yi, Megan Comfort. Alyssa W. Goldman, Hedwig Lee, Christopher Muller, Sara Wakefield, Emily A. Wang, and Christopher Wildeman. “What Percentage of Americans Have Ever Had a Family Member Incarcerated?: Evidence from the Family History of Incarceration Survey (FamHIS).” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 5 (2019).

Cornell Research Website Article

Big Data on Political and Economic Will