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-Director of the NYU Social
Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory and an
inaugural co-editor of the Journal
of Experimental Political Science.
He is currently the Vice-President of the Midwest
Political Science Association, on
the Board of the American
National Election Study, and on 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 policy blog published at 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. In addition, Time Magazine named The Monkey Cage a Top 25 Blog of 2012.