Will Lowe

Welcome. I am a political methodologist specializing in statistical text analysis with applications to international relations, legislative politics, and frankly anything else that seems interesting.

I’ve recently joined Q-APS in the Department of Politics at Princeton as Senior Research Specialist. My main task will be to discover what one of those is.

Details of what I write about and the things I teach can be found in the links over to the right or in the trusty CV. You can find also find me answering questions on stats.stackexchange.com, writing code on GitHub, and – inevitably – wittering on Twitter. There’s a blog here too.

Alternatively you can ponder some biographical stuff,¬†or just a picture. Actually I look much older and more worn-out than that, but you’re unlikely to get me to change it before I retire.


Attending ‘Text as Data’ at NYU next week? Great. See you there.

There’ll be stack of great text papers, two of which I still have to find something critical to say about. Helpfully, one of the authors has already suggested some approaches I might take towards his work, but I may need the chair’s assistance if I’m really going to carry him off stage on my shoulders as the crowd cheers, or start a Mexican wave.