Kevin Aslett

I am a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University in the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington (UW) and I am a Fellow for the Political Economy Forum at UW. My fields of study are comparative politics, political economy, and methodology. My research broadly focuses on the effect of technological change and economic policies on threats to liberal democracy (specifically fake news/misinformation, populism, and patronage). I utilize advances in computational social science and causal inference to answer contemporary questions surrounding this topic. My research uses images-as-data and novel research design to answer these questions. You can track my code and find replication files on my Github. I have published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Policy Studies Journal and Economies. My research has been covered in the Financial Times and Washington Post (Monkey Cage).

Outside of my academic commitments, I enjoy camping, traveling, and cheering for Tottenham Hotspur, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Portland Trailblazers.