I’m a graduate student in the Government Department at Harvard University and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. In July 2018, I will join the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor.

I study political methodology and the political economy of information and media. My current projects include the development of models and tools to analyze text, audio, image, and video data. I apply these developments to the study of police-involved shootings in the United States, electoral accountability in Mexico, and American elections.

My research has been published in Political Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, twice in the American Journal of Political Science and received an award from the Society of Political Methodology. I’ve also published four open-source software packages. Ongoing projects are generously supported by J-PAL, the Weiss Family Program Fund, and various internal funding sources at Harvard.

I am a co-founder of the Harvard Experiments Working Group, a forum providing graduate students with funding for and feedback on experimental research. I also co-organized the inaugural Harvard Experimental Political Science Graduate Student Conference.

- Christopher Lucas