I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen (2019–). Previously, I was a post-doc at New York University's Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab (2017–19), and I completed my PhD in political science at the University of Toronto (2018). My research lies at the intersection of political behavior, public opinion, social media, and statistical methodology.
I am also a partner at Vox Pop Labs—a civic technology and public opinion research firm. We work with media organizations (e.g. Wall Street Journal, Sky News UK, CBC, ABC) to provide civic engagement applications to promote political and social science literacy. We are best known for Vote Compass, an application used by millions of voters in recent elections.
Measuring Uncertainty about Candidate Ideology: An Application to US Presidential Elections
Forthcoming. The Journal of Politics.
(with Peter Loewen)
Presidential Greatness in a Polarized Era: Results from the Latest Presidential Greatness Survey
Forthcoming. PS: Political Science & Politics.
(with Brandon Rottinghaus and Justin S. Vaughn)
Cross-Platform State Propaganda: Russian Trolls on Twitter and YouTube during the 2016 US Presidential Election
Forthcoming. The International Journal of Press/Politics.
(with Yevgeniy Golovchenko, Cody Buntain, Megan Brown, and Joshua Tucker)
How Many People Live in Political Bubbles on Social Media? Evidence from Linked Survey and Twitter Data.
2019. SAGE Open, January-March: 1-21.
(with Jonathan Nagler, Andrew Guess, Joshua Tucker, and Jan Zilinsky)
Statistical Analysis of Misreporting on Sensitive Survey Questions.
2017. Political Analysis, 25 (2): 241-259.
Replication data | Statistical software | Software vignette
Trying to understand Jeff Flake? We analyzed his Twitter feed — and were surprised
2018. Washington Post (Monkey Cage), October 5.
(with Jan Zilinsky, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua Tucker)
Comparing Trump to the greatest—and the most polarizing—presidents in US history
2018. Brookings, March 20.
(with Brandon Rottinghaus, and Justin S. Vaughn)
Vox Pop Labs is a political engagement and public opinion research firm that brings social science to the public through civic education applications. Our partners include Vox.com, the Wall Street Journal, Sky News (UK), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), RTL (Germany), France 24, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and TV New Zealand. Our applications include:
Vote Compass is an electoral literacy application that educates voters about their place in the ideological landscape and provides them with information about the positions of the parties on a wide array of issues.
The Political Sentimeter is a family of applications that fit users into a discrete set of political, social, and identity-based archetypes or classes using a mixture model fit to data from large-scale surveys.
The Signal is a Bayesian dynamic linear election forecasting application developed for the most recent Canadian federal election, which ran with the Toronto Star and L'actualité.
gregory.eady can be contacted @ifs.ku.dk or @gmail.com
Department of Political Science
University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K