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My undergraduate education took place at the London School of Economics, and I graduated in 2000 with a BSc in Government and Economics. In 2001, I received a Masters degree in Public Administration and Public Policy, also from LSE.
Career and Service
From 2008 to July 2012 I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. From 2012 until 2015, I was the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences. I was affiliated with IQSS.
In October 2015, I joined the steering committee of the Moore-Sloan grant at NYU, as chair of the working group on Education and Training. I am also the university faculty lead for 'text-as-data' under the Moore-Sloan grant, and I coordinate the Text-as-Data seminar series as part of my responsibilities.
In September 2016, I became the (interim) Deputy Director of the Center for Data Science.
My Erdos Number is 4
In Spring 2012, I was very honored to be one of the four winners of Harvard University's Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award
In 2014, it was a great pleasure and honor to receive one of two Roselyn Abramson Awards given to a junior professor at Harvard "in recognition of his or her excellence and sensitivity in teaching undergraduates."
Click here for a copy of my CV (in pdf).
Click here for my Google scholar page.