Faculty Research Speaker Series

Charles Crabtree

Senior Data Scientist at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College
Americans Are Just as Racially Biased as Their Elected Representatives
Sep 04, 2020 12:00PM

Charles Crabtree is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, a Senior Data Scientist (Research Fellow) at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, and a Visiting Scholar in the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan. Starting fall 2020, he will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on fairness in politics, with applications to the study of discrimination, repression, human rights, policing, and immigration. Specifically, he examines under what circumstances political actors and institutions treat members of the public differently based on their political views or personal demographics, and how the public views this treatment. Understanding these phenomena is important as perceptions of fairness are fundamental to public evaluations of institutional legitimacy across regimes. Methodologically, he is interested in research design, experiments, and using computational tools to better understand the social world. He has published his research in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis, among other journals.

Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as a congressional staffer, a photojournalist for state and local papers, and as an English teacher in Belarus, among other things. These experiences inform many of his research projects. When he is not working, he enjoys playing basketball, taking photographs, watching Manchester United play, and cooking (particularly Russian cuisine).