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 stuff is over here.
I’m also a lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School, where I teach Juniors just enough research design and statistics to survive their Junior Papers.
In the 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. (Yes, you can do this. Expect more from your undergraduates.)
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 wittering on Twitter. There’s a blog here too.
APSA is just down the road in Philadelphia this year and I’m chairing a text analysis panel, talking about sentiment analysis, and generally reveling in the lack of jet-lag.