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Nicholas Beauchamp

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Nicholas Beauchamp is an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University. He received his PhD from the NYU Department of Politics in September, 2012, specializing in U.S. politics (political behavior, campaigns, opinion, political psychology, social media) and political methodology (quantitative text analysis, machine learning, bayesian methods, agent-based models, networks). His dissertation develops new techniques in text analysis to model the interplay between speech, belief, and behavior in legislatures, campaign advertising, and online communication. His current research projects examine argument and long-term opinion change online; the spread and evolution of ideas over Twitter; and predicting and explaining Supreme Court decisions using the text of legal briefs.

  • Henry McCracken Fellowship, New York University, 2006-2012
  • Bradley Fellowship, New York University, 2009-2012
  • Research Fellowship, New York University, 2007, 2008
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Fellowship, 2003
  • Honors in Philosophy, Honors in English, Yale University, 1996
  • Elmore A. Willets Prize for Fiction, Yale University, 1996
  • Lloyd Mifflin Prize for Outstanding Work in English, Yale University, 1996
  • Albert H. Smyth Scholarship, Yale University, 1992


  • “A Bottom-up Approach to Linguistic Persuasion in Advertising,” Research Note in The Political Methodologist, Fall 2011
  • Nicholas Beauchamp, Henry Brady, Richard Fowles, Aviel Rubin, and Jonathan Taylor, 2004: “Findings of an independent panel on allegations of statistical evidence for fraud during the 2004 Venezuelan Presidential recall referendum,” Observing the Venezuela Presidential Recall Referendum: Comprehensive Report, The Carter Center, Atlanta.
  • Education

    Ph.D., 2012, Political Science,
    New York University

  • Contact

  • Address

    931 Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue,
    Boston, MA 02115

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