Sarah Shugars

Network Science PhD Candidate
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Sarah is a doctoral candidate, currently on the job market, working with Professors David Lazer and Nick Beauchamp. Her research focuses on American political behavior and develops new methods for natural language processing, network analysis, and machine learning. Her published work includes multiple studies of engagement in political conversations online, an examination of persuasion and argument strength in formal political debates, and a framework for building core civic skills through interactive games. Her substantive focus on political communication, public opinion, and civic participation is enriched by her methodological training; allowing her to identify methodological gaps and develop text and network methods needed to pursue research questions within these domains.

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177 Huntington Ave, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02115


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Recent publications

The Good Society
December 1, 2017
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics
May 15, 2017

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