I am a Professor of Politics, an affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Data Science at New York University. I am the Director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia, a co-director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP), and a co-editor of the award winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post.
For most of my career, I studied comparative politics with an emphasis on mass politics, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, and political protest, as well as how social media usage affects all of these types of political behavior. My primary regional specialization is in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
For the past ten years, however, I have been spending a lot of time studying the relationship between social media and politics, as well as ways to use social media data to study politics. Through my work at the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics and SMaPP lab, I have examined topics including the effects of network diversity on tolerance, partisan echo chambers, online hate speech, the effects of exposure to social media on political knowledge, online networks, protest, and polarization, disinformation and fake news, how authoritarian regimes respond to online opposition, and Russian bots and trolls.
On my personal website you can find a more extensive biography, as well my CV, information about my research, and my teaching through the menu bar at the top of the page. For information about my research on social media and politics, I would recommend the website of the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics, which is both more thorough and more up to date than my personal website. If you would like an up to date listing of my publications and working papers, I would recommend my CV; my Google Scholar page also has links to most of my publications.
If you are a looking for a bio for a talk announcement or flyer, please refer to the bio page of my personal website.
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