Kevin Munger

Kevin Munger

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Kevin Munger


Ph.D., New York University, 2018
Political Science
Social Data Analytics

Professional Bio

Kevin Munger received his Ph.D. in politics at New York University in 2018, where he was also a member of the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) lab. His dissertation studies the political implications of new forms of communication enabled by the internet and social media. This work involves developing innovative methods for performing online behavioral experiments and creating new ways to use text as data. His research analyzes the way that new media technologies have changed elite political communication and mass political behavior in the US. He is a visiting fellow at the Princeton University Center for the Study of Democratic Politics in 2018-19 before starting as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Penn State University