Kevin is a Political Science Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington. His fields of study are comparative politics, political economy, and methodology. Prior to graduate school, he conducted research at the National Bank of Poland (NBP) in Warsaw on the consequences of the shock therapy economic transition in Poland. His current research focuses on the effect of social media on political behavior (namely, social mobilization) and political economic development in emerging economies. He is also very interested in new methods in political science research, specifically the collection and analysis of large data sets. His dissertation focuses on the effect of transportation infrastructure on private firm innovation and support for populist policies in emerging economies. His research has been generously supported by the EU Center at the UW, Council for European Studies, U.S. Department of Education, and UW Polish Studies Endowment.