I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at The Ohio State University, with a focus on political methodology and foreign policy decision-making. In my dissertation, I develop a new model, the Structural Bayesian Document Embedding, which allows us to investigate the effect of metadata on the meaning of individual words. I also propose an inference strategy to return interpretable estimates of the effect of covariates on meaning. I use this model to investigate the determinants of threat perception during the Cold War among elites, drawing on the recently digitized Foreign Relations of the United States. I’ve written a few tutorials, one for R users who want to use the Unity cluster at Ohio State, and another for R users who want an introduction to word2vec in Gensim. My CV is available here.
Ph.D. in Political Science, 2019
The Ohio State University
B.A. in Political Science, 2013
I am the instructor of record for the following courses at The Ohio State University:
I am the graduate teaching assistant for the Graduate methods sequence, 2018-2019.