Present Address

19 West 4th Street, Dept of Politics

New York, NY, 10012

Curriculum Vitae


Tweetment Effects on the Tweeted: An Experiment to Decrease Online Harassment. Political Behavior, 2016

Replication Materials here

Choosing in Groups: Analytical Politics Revisited (with Michael C. Munger). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Working Papers

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 Knowledge and Misinformation in the Era of Social Media: Evidence from the 2015 U.K. Election (with Patrick Egan, Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker)

Don’t @ Me: Experimentally Reducing Partisan Incivility on Twitter

The Economics of Online News Media

Measuring and Explaining Political Sophistication Through Textual Complexity (with Arthur Spirling and Ken Benoit)

The Dumbing Down of the State of the Union? Trends in the Complexity of Political Communication (with Arthur Spirling and Ken Benoit)

Tweeting for Peace: Experimental Evidence from the 2016 Colombian Plebiscite (with Jorge Gallego, Juan D. Martinez y Mateo Vasquez)

Media Coverage

Telling People to Be Less Racist Online Works, Sometimes New York Magazine, November 2016

Why Online Allies Matter in Fighting Harassment The Atlantic, November 2016

Twitter bots can fight racism — if they’re white and popular Vice News, November 2016

Stop Playing Defense on Hate Crimes Time, November 2016

Troll hunters: the Twitterbots that fight against online abuse New Scientist, August 2016

Popular Press

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

Pop Culture Data Journalism

Who is the meanest Pitchforker? My Website

What is your Favorite Musician's Favorite Instagram Filter? (Beyonce's is Valencia, by they way) Vice: Noisey, March 2015

How Based is your Favorite Musician's Twitter Account? Vice: Noisey, February 2015