Professor of Politics, Affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and Affiliated Professor of Data Science, New York University
Joshua A. Tucker is a professor of politics, affiliated professor of Russian and Slavic studies, and affiliated professor of data science at New York University. He is codirector of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory, director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia, and a coauthor/editor of the award-winning politics and policy blog the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post. He serves on the advisory boards of the American National Election Study, the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, and numerous academic journals. His original research was on mass political behavior in post-communist countries, including voting and elections, partisanship, public opinion formation, and protest participation. More recently, he has focused on the relationship between social media and politics. His research in this area has included studies on the effects of network diversity on tolerance, partisan echo chambers, online hate speech, the effects of exposure to social media on political knowledge, online networks and protest, disinformation and fake news, how authoritarian regimes respond to online opposition, and Russian bots and trolls. His research has appeared in over two dozen scholarly journals, and he is the coauthor of Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes (Princeton University Press, 2017).