Laura Jakli

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Political Behavior
International Relations
Computational Methods
Academic Subfields: 
Comparative Politics

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Personal Statement: 

I am currently a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I am also a research associate at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, a data consultant at D-Lab Berkeley, and an affiliate of the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. From January to August 2018, I was a visiting researcher at University College London, Department of Security and Crime Science through the EU VOX-Pol program.

My dissertation draws on digital survey and ad experiments, machine learning, and qualitative fieldwork to examine the relationship between digital politics and political radicalization. My related research examines how digital networks shape migration patterns and refugee behavior. 

My published work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly and the Virginia Journal of International Law, along with an edited volume in Democratization (Oxford University Press). My research has recently been featured in the following news outlets: KQED/NPRThe Washington Post, and VICE News.

​I hold a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornell University (2014) and an M.A. (with Distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley (2016).

For more information, please visit my website here

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Jason Wittenberg
Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Political Behavior
Methodology & Formal Theory
International Relations