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Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics with affiliated appointments in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies and the Center for Data Science at New York University (NYU),  and is an affiliated Professor of Politics at NYU-Abu Dhabi. 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, mass protest, as well as the relationship between social media and all of these 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, British Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, and the Annual Review of Political Science, and his opinions have been published in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, and the International Herald Tribune. 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.He is on the Board of the American National Election Study and is the incoming Director (starting September 1, 2016) of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia. He is also a co-author of the award winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post.