I am a computational social psychologist and postdoctoral fellow in the Kellogg Department of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University.
I rely on state-of-the-art computational methods and artificial intelligence to study the psychological underpinnings of intergroup conflict and violence, with a specific focus on the role that morality plays in these phenomena. My research focuses on questions such as:
- Why do people engage in acts of hate?
- Can we predict real-world violent protest from social media dynamics?
I also directly engage with fundamental methodological issues, such as measuring psychological constructs in natural language and deriving reliable estimates from biased and non-representative data.
For example, working with YourMorals.org, I’ve developed population adjusted estimates of the county-level distribution of moral values in the United States. For an interactive visualization of this work, you can vist Map Your Morals.