Kevin Aslett

Cohort class of 2021-2022

Kevin Aslett

He / Him

New York University’s Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP)

Kevin Aslett is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Social Media and Politics at New York University. He is also a Fellow at the Political Economy Forum at the University of Washington. His research broadly focuses on the effect of technological change and supranational institutions on threats to liberal democracy (specifically fake news/misinformation, populism, and patronage). In addition, Aslett has developed new methods in the field of political communication that remove obstacles to extracting information from enormous collections of electronic text and images that users encounter online. He has published applications of machine learning that unlock big and complex data, so that he and others can effectively research the effect of social media on political preferences and opinions. Aslett has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Policy Studies Journal and Europe-Asia Studies and in popular outlets such as the Washington Post. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety run by the Stanford Internet Observatory. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington. 

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