Tapping Twitter to Understand Crowd Behavior and Protests

UCLA Luskin Public Policy scholar Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld authors a how-to guide on cutting-edge research using social media data

New Sources, Innovative Applications of Big Data Explored at Conference

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation researchers demonstrate how digital technology is transforming humans into sensors that generate behavioral data on an unprecedented scale

Organized Protest May Come From the Fervor of Crowds, Not Core Individuals

UCLA Luskin professor’s analysis of 14 million tweets from the Arab Spring showed that normal people drive huge movements

Putting Post-Election Protests in Context

UCLA Luskin's Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, an expert on collective action, says mass protests in the U.S. will likely lose steam

A UCLA Luskin Welcome

Departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, Urban Planning welcome six new faculty members

Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld

Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld is an assistant professor of Public…

UCLA Luskin Adds Six New ‘Outstanding’ Faculty

Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning announce the appointment of two new scholars in each department