Frank R. Baumgartner holds the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is one of the country's leading scholars of public policy, framing, agenda-setting, policy change, and lobbying and has published extensively on these topics from both US and comparative perspectives. In recent years, he has focused on statistical studies of criminal justice issues, including the death penalty, racial disparities in traffic stop outcomes, and other issues. His most recent book Suspect Citizens (2018), which focuses on racial differences in the outcomes of routine traffic stops, was recognized with the Best Book Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association in 2019. His research on traffic stops following up and extending from his 2018 book has recently been published in the Policy Studies Journal, Politics, Groups, and Identities, and the Journal of Race and Ethnic Politics. He has active research projects on various criminal justice-related topics including the death penalty, racial disparities in arrests and sentencing, as well as traffic stops.