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. Most recently that’s social media, mobilization, and central bankers. But not together, obviously. Some of that is over here and in the trusty CV.
I’m also a Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, where I teach Juniors just enough research design and statistics to survive their Junior Papers, in the somewhat alarmingly named ‘Methods Lab’.
Each summer I teach POL 245 at the Freshman Scholars Institute where we teach incoming students more causal inference, statistics, and coding than most UK political scientists have met by the time they finish graduate school. This coming summer it’s going to have a heavier graphics component. We’re going to make great plots. The best plots.
You can find me answering questions on stats.stackexchange.com, writing code on GitHub, and 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, but it should be enough to go on if you need to plausibly not notice my hand in the Q&A.