Kevin Aslett

I am a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University in the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab. 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. I am particularly interested in using images-as-data and big data to answer these questions. You can track my code and find replication files on my Github. I have recently published articles in the peer-reviewed journals Economies and International Trade, Politics, and Development. 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 the Montreal Canadiens.