Margaret E. Roberts

Margaret E. Roberts
Associate Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
Collaborator with the Lab

Margaret (Molly) Roberts's research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China.  She received a PhD from Harvard in Government (2014), MS in Statistics from Stanford (2009) and BA in International Relations and Economics (2009).  Currently, she is working on a variety of projects that span censorship, propaganda, topic models, and other methods of text analysis.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, and Science.

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Jonathan Green
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Syed Arefinul Haque
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Matthew Simonson
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student