Welcome. I am a political methodologist specializing in statistical text analysis with applications to, frankly, anything that seems interesting. Most recently that’s social media and political mobilization, text scaling, and central bankers. But not together, obviously. Some of that stuff is over here and in the trusty CV.
I’m also Lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School, where I teach Juniors just enough research design and statistics to survive their Junior Papers, as part of the alarmingly named ‘Methods Lab’.
Each summer I teach POL 245 at the Freshman Scholars Institute where a select cohort of students meet an awful lot of causal inference, statistics, and coding over the course of six weeks. Here we go again.
You can sometimes find me answering questions on stats.stackexchange.com, writing code on GitHub, or wittering on Twitter. There’s a blog here too. Alternatively you can ponder some biographical stuff, or just a picture of how I used to look and still do in my head.