Joshua Kalla

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Joshua Kalla is a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, where his primary focus in American politics is on the use of randomized field experiments conducted in cooperation with politicians, campaigns, and interest groups to study the causal effect of interactions between citizens, politicians, and campaigns on voter engagement, political...

Michael Dougal


Michael Dougal is a Ph.D. candidate in American politics and political methodology. His dissertation develops methods of text-based machine learning to assess political coverage and better understand the ability of the media to monitor elected officials on behalf of voters. He is currently working on using text-based machine learning to provide real time analytics of...

Sean Freeder


I grew up in the Phoenix and Seattle metropolitan areas, and briefly worked as an audio engineer before attending University of Washington as an undergraduate. I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in political science. Before attending UC Berkeley for my PhD, I was employed in Seattle as a campaign manager and in Chicago...

Douglas J. Ahler


Douglas J. Ahler (M.A. '11) was born and raised in San Diego County and attended Occidental College and UCLA before enrolling at UC Berkeley as a doctoral candidate in Political Science. Doug taught social studies at a Los Angeles public high school before becoming a graduate student at Berkeley. His dissertation topic is entitled: "The...

David E. Broockman

Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley

David E. Broockman (M.A., '12) graduated in 2011 from Yale University with a B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science. He earned a Ph.D from UC Berkeley in 2015 and is now Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His 2011 article "Do Politicians Racially Discriminate Against Constituents?...