Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics and (by courtesy) Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University (NYU) and an Affiliated Professor of Politics at NYU-Abu Dhabi.  He is a Co-Principal Investigator of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory and a Co-Director of the NYU Center for Social and Political Behavior.  He is currently the Vice-President of the Midwest Political Science Association, the co-editor of the new Journal of Experimental Political Science, and on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of East European and Eurasian Societies and the Faculty Advisory Board of NYU's Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia

Professor Tucker specializes in comparative politics with an emphasis on mass political behavior in East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, and mass protest, as well as the use of social media in facilitating all forms of political participation.  He is the author of Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-99 (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Post-Soviet Affairs and the Annual Review of Political Science, and his opinions have been published in the International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, and Al Jazeera English. In 2006, he was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award for the top scholar in the field of Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior within 10 years of the doctorate. In 2012 he was part of an interdisciplinary four-person team of NYU faculty to win one the National Science Foundation's inaugural INSPIRE - CREATIV grants.

Professor Tucker is also one of the co-authors of The Monkey Cage, a political science and politics blog, which after five years as an independent blog is moving this fall to the Washington Post. The goal of the blog is to share what political science research has to offer for our understanding of important political developments and policy debates. The Monkey Cage was awarded the 2010 Blog of the Year award by The Week Magazine, becoming the first academic blog to receive this honor. More recently, Time Magazine named The Monkey Cage a Top 25 Blog of 2012


Email: joshua.tucker[at]
Twitter: @j_a_tucker

Blog: The Monkey Cage