Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Department of Political Science
Nick Beauchamp is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and a member of the core faculty of the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2013, and prior to Northeastern was on the faculty of the Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences program at Columbia University. He works in the fields of US politics (political behavior, campaigns, political psychology, social media) and political methodology (quantitative text analysis, machine learning, bayesian methods, networks). His recent work has examined the interplay between speech, belief, and behavior in legislatures, campaign advertising, and online communication. His current projects include examining deliberation and long-term opinion change online; predicting state-level polling using Twitter textual data; predicting and explaining Supreme Court decisions using the text of legal briefs; and developing experimental methods for optimizing the persuasive effect of text treatments such as political advertisements.