Jonathan Nagler is a Co-Director of NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics and Professor of Politics and affiliated faculty at the Center of Data Science at New York University. Nagler is a past president of the Society for Political Methodology, as well as an Inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology. Nagler has been a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and has taught at Harvard, Caltech, and the ICPSR and Essex Summer Programs in Political Methodology.
Nagler’s research focuses on voting and elections, and the role of social media, as well as traditional media, in politics. He has been at the forefront of computational social science for many years, and pioneered innovative methods for analysis of discrete choice problems. He produced recent papers on the nature of online ideological media consumption of individuals, the amount of hate speech on Twitter, the impact of exposure to online information on knowledge of politics and political attitudes, and the impact of media coverage of the economy on economic perceptions. Several of these papers have combined survey data with social media consumption in novel ways. He is a co-author of Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States (Princeton University Press, 2014).