Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Political Science, University of California, San Diego
B.A. in Anthropology and Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
Areas of Interest:Computational social science, Protests, Social networks, Subnational conflict
Office Location:6347, Public Affairs
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Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld is an assistant professor of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
His research interests are at the border of international and comparative politics, exploiting in particular vast social media data to study subnational conflict. His current research focuses on the mobilization of mass protest during the Arab Spring and Ukraine’s Euromaidan protests, as well as elite behavior and state repression in authoritarian regimes.
At Luskin, his teaching focuses on subnational conflict, statistics and advanced data analysis of various kinds, including the analysis of “big data.”
Steinert-Threlkeld’s work has appeared, or is forthcoming in, the European Physical Review – Data Science, World Politics and the American Political Science Review.
He received his Ph.D. in political science from UC San Diego in 2016; a master’s degree in political science from UC San Diego in 2012, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and economics from Washington University in St. Louis.