Matt Lesenyie

Matt Lesenyie is assistant professor of political science at California State University, Long Beach with expertise in political psychology, interest groups, California politics, and race politics. His research examines whether and what voters can learn from elite messaging and information cues. His current project shows how voters respond to campaign finance disclosures in political advertisements. He interned for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was fellow in the Office of the State Assembly Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson, and was a legislative aide at the lobbying firm Nielsen Merksamer.


Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2017

M.A., University of Nevada, 2011

B.A., University of California, Davis, 2005

A.A., MiraCosta College, 2003

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