I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Resident Faculty at the Minda the Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Relying on surveys, large-scale digital data, computational methods, and experiments, my research applies insights from cultural sociology to the study of politics in Europe and the United States, with a particular focus on the supply and demand sides of nationalism, populism, and authoritarianism. Please see the following links for more information about my research agenda, publications, and teaching. News coverage of my research and my media commentary are available here.
In addition to ongoing research and teaching, I co-organize the Culture and Social Analysis Workshop, the CES Study Group on Populism, Nationalism, and Radical Politics, and serve as the Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Since September 2017, I have been co-directing a new research initiative, the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy (formerly the Research Cluster on Global Populism) with Dani Rodrik of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (prior to 2018), Steve Levitsky (Harvard Department of Government), and Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard Department of Government).
During the 2018-19 academic year, I was a Lenore Annenberg and Wallis Annenberg Fellow in Communication at Stanford University's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
The current version of my curriculum vitae can be found here.