MA, Sociology, Univeristy of Chicago
MA, Sociology, University of Mannheim
BA, Sociology, University of Leipzig
BA, Philosophy, University of Leipzig
My dissertation uses quantitative and computational techniques to study the emergence of political parties and political careers in America between 1777 and 1820. A collaborative project with John Padgett and Jonathan Schoots explores the structure of political rhetoric in Renaissance Florence and ties it to political conflict and revolt. Other projects have explored the spatial distribution of mobilization in the case of the Tea Party and nonparametric methods for ecological analyses.