Kevin is a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University in the Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP). He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington (UW) and is a Fellow for the Political Economy Forum at UW. His fields of study are comparative politics, political economy, and methodology and his research broadly focuses on the effect of technological change and economic policies on threats to liberal democracy (specifically fake news/misinformation, populism, and patronage). He utilizes advances in computational social science, images-as-data and novel research designs to answer these questions. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Policy Studies Journal and Europe-Asia Studies and his work has been covered in the Financial Times and Washington Post.