Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series Welcomes Author Lilliana Mason

Jan. 25, 2022

Mason will continue the speaker series on January 27.  

Lilliana Mason

Award-winning historian and author Lilliana Mason will be the Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series next guest speaker on Wednesday, January 27, 2022.  

In a conversation with former Tucson mayor and current University of Arizona Law Professor of Practice Jonathan Rothschild, Mason will offer an in-depth analysis of the hostile attitudes found in American partisanship and where those attitudes come from. 

The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series is part of the Participatory Democracy Initiative at the University of Arizona. The Participatory Democracy Initiative is an interdisciplinary and community-engaged program of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, the School of Government & Public Policy, and the School of Journalism.       

When: January 27, 2022, 5:30-6:45 p.m. (MST)       
Where: Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series will be delivered live via Zoom.   
Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public.   


About Lilliana Mason 

Lilliana Mason (@LilyMasonPhD) is an associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, author of the book Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity, and one of the country’s top thinkers about how the way we Americans understand our place in the social order helps to shape our political lives. Mason’s research on partisan identity is the subject of her upcoming book, Radical American Partisanship: Mapping Violent Hostility, Its Causes and the Consequences for Democracy, where she and co-author Nathan P. Kalmoe draw on new evidence--as well as insights from history, psychology, and political science--to put our present partisan fractiousness in context and to explain broad patterns of political and social change. 
Mason received her PhD in political psychology from Stony Brook University and her BA in politics from Princeton University. Her research on partisan bias, social sorting, and American social polarization has been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Political Behavior, and featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and National Public Radio.