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Adam Berinsky

Mitsui Professor of Political Science

Director of the MIT Political Experiments Research Lab (PERL)

Survey research; political methodology; political behavior; public opinion; American politics; political rumors; misinformation; survey methodology; experimental research.

Devin Caughey

Associate Professor of Political Science

American political development; Southern politics; representation; political parties; Congress; state politics; latent-variable models; survey weighting; regression-discontinuity designs; permutation inference.

Volha Charnysh

Ford Career Development Assistant Professor in Political Science

Office Hours by appointment

Legacies of violence; political economy; political behavior; Eastern Europe; Holocaust; WWII; ethnic politics; authoritarianism; politics and history; migration.

Fotini Christia

Ford International Professor in the Social Sciences

Director, MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC)

Civil wars; political violence; identity politics; post-conflict reconstruction; field experiments; big data; Middle East.

M. Taylor Fravel

Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science

Director of the MIT Security Studies Program

International relations; international security; military strategy; military doctrine; nuclear weapons; nuclear strategy; territorial disputes; maritime disputes; China; East Asia.

Mai Hassan

Associate Professor of Political Science

Comparative politics; bureaucracy; public administration; the state; contentious politics; state repression; African Politics; Middle East and North African Politics.

In Song Kim

Associate Professor of Political Science

Political methodology; international trade; political economy; big data; machine learning; game theory; lobbying; lobbyview; visualization; dimension reduction.

Evan Lieberman

Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa

Director, MISTI

Political economy of development; ethnicity/identity; public policy; research methods; accountability; governance; democracy; state-building; Africa.

Erik Lin-Greenberg

Leo Marx Career Development Assistant Professor in the History and Culture of Science & Technology

Emerging technology, crisis escalation, and security strategy.

Asya Magazinnik

Assistant Professor

American political institutions; political methodology; causal inference; local political economy; federalism; political geography; representation; immigration.

Noah Nathan

Associate Professor

Political economy of development; comparative political behavior; urban politics; state-building; distributive politics and clientelism; political parties; Africa.

Kenneth Oye

Professor of Political Science

Professor of Data Systems and Society

Director of the Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET)

International relations; science and technology policy; risk governance; biotechnology; information technology.

Michael Piore

David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus

Economics; international affairs; labor market; technology; industrial organization; social and political mobiliazation.

Barry R. Posen

Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT

Security studies; international relations; international security; military strategy; restraint; nuclear studies; military doctrine.

Ben Ross Schneider

Ford International Professor of Political Science

Director, MIT Chile Program

Business politics; political economy; education politics; industrial policy; business groups; comparative capitalism; social policy; Latin America; Brazil.

Lily L. Tsai

Ford Professor of Political Science

Chair of the Faculty

Political behavior of development; political economy of development; state-society relations; governance; corruption; accountability; political participation; citizen engagement; Chinese politics; African politics.

Bernardo Zacka

Class of 1943 Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science

Contemporary political theory; bureaucracy; ethnographic methods; architecture and politics; 20th century European political thought.