224 Corwin Hall, CSDP
Princeton, NJ 08544
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, and will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Penn State University in the fall of 2019.
I have taught several semesters of Introduction to Data Science, using both R and Python, as well a course on Text as Data. Course materials are located on my github, and are free for anyone to use, either for teaching or learning.
"Tweetment Effects on the Tweeted: An Experiment to Decrease Online Harassment". Political Behavior, 2017, Volume 39, Issue 3. APSA EPVOB award for Best Paper published in Political Behavior in 2017
"Elites Tweet to Get Feet Off the Streets: Measuring Regime Response to Protest Using Social Media" (with Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker). Political Science Research & Methods 1-20.
"The Dumbing Down of the State of the Union? Trends in the Complexity of Political Communication" (with Arthur Spirling and Ken Benoit, prepared for Anxieties of Democracy volume edited by Nolan McCarty and Frances Lee)
"Choosing in Groups: Analytical Politics Revisited" (with Michael C. Munger). Cambridge University Press, 2015.
"Political Knowledge and Misinformation in the Era of Social Media: Evidence from the 2015 U.K. Election" (with Patrick Egan, Jonathan Nagler, Jonathan Ronen and Joshua Tucker) (Revise and Resubmit, American Political Science Review)
How Norms ChangeThe New Yorker, October 2017
Bots aren’t just service tools—they’re a whole new form of media Quartz, April 2017
Twitter bots can fight racism — if they’re white and popular Vice News, December 2016
Telling People to Be Less Racist Online Works, Sometimes New York Magazine, November 2016
Racist tweeters can be convinced to stop spreading hate—if a white man asks them to Quartz, November 2016
Twitter bots can reduce racist slurs—if people think the bots are white Ars Technica, November 2016
Why Online Allies Matter in Fighting Harassment The Atlantic, November 2016
Stop Playing Defense on Hate Crimes Time, November 2016
Troll hunters: the Twitterbots that fight against online abuse New Scientist, August 2016
How Everything on the Internet Became ClickbaitThe Outline, May 2018
Old people can’t open new tabs and it’s fueling our descent into hellThe Outline, May 2018
The Widest Generation Gap in History is Between Baby Boomers and MillennialsThe Outline, March 2018
Influence? In this economy? The Outline, Feb 2018
Are presidential writings getting dumber? We checked — and were surprised. The Washington Post, April 2017
This researcher programmed bots to fight racism on Twitter. It worked. The Washington Post, November 2016
Social media, #Immigration, and political knowledge in #Ukelection2015 The Washington Post, May 2015
Why Tyrants and Despots Love Social Media Newsweek, July 2015