Contact Information

Andrew Therriault

Education and Training
New York University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., Politics, 2011. Dissertation: The Role of Policy Issues in American Elections, Chair: J. Nagler
M.A., Politics, 2008
B.A., Politics, Creative Writing, 2003

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute, UC Berkeley, 2010

“Cross Pressure Scores: An Individual-Level Measure of Cumulative Partisan Pressures Arising from Social Group Memberships” (with Joshua A. Tucker and Ted Brader), Political Behavior 36(1): 23–51, 2014. (ungated version, replication data and code)

“Whose Issue Is It Anyway? A New Look at the Meaning and Measurement of Issue Ownership”
British Journal of Political Science, 2015 (released on BJPS FirstView). (ungated version, replication data and code)

Research Experience
Democratic National Committee
Director of Data Science, 2014–2016

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Senior Data Scientist, 2013–2014

Pivotal Targeting / Lightbox Analytics
Director of Research and Business Development, 2012–2013

Vanderbilt University, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011–2012

New York University, Department of Politics
Doctoral Student / Candidate, 2006–2011
Research Assistant, Prof. Jonathan Nagler, 2007–2011
Research Assistant, Prof. Joshua A. Tucker, 2008–2009
Research Assistant, Profs. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, 2007–2009

Teaching Experience
New York University, Department of Politics
Teaching Assistant, American Politics, 2008–2009
Grading Assistant, Congressional Elections Seminar, 2008–2011
Grading Assistant, The Election Process, 2009–2010
Grading Assistant, Civil Liberties, 2011
Grading Assistant, Globalization: Causes and Consequences, 2011

Excel at Amherst College
Instructor, International Relations, 2004

Research Interests
American politics, political methodology, electoral campaigns and institutions, voter behavior, political participation, public opinion

Working Papers and Papers Under Review
“The Meaningful Effects Hypothesis: Informing, Persuasion, and Vote Choice in Presidential Campaigns”

“Cross-Pressures and Political Participation”, with Joshua A. Tucker and Ted Brader

“Explaining the Paradox of Issue Convergence: A Closer Look at the Content and Strategy of Campaign Messaging”

“The Impact of Negative Advertising on Turnout: Explaining Why It is Sometimes Positive, and Sometimes Not”, with Jonathan Nagler and Jan Leighley

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • Midwest Political Science Association—2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research—2011, 2013
  • Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research—2013
  • Cargnegie Mellon University—2013
  • University of California Merced—2013
  • American Political Science Association—2010, 2011, 2012
  • Political Networks Conference—2011, 2012
  • Southern Political Science Association—2012
  • Society for Political Methodology—2009, 2011
  • Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University—2011
  • Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University—2009

Grants and Awards

  • Seymour Sudman Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research, for best paper submitted by a student in the field of public opinion, 2011
  • GSAS Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, 2011–2012 (Declined in favor of postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt)
  • McCracken Fellowship, New York University, 2006–2011
  • Bradley Fellowship (Summer), New York University, 2007–2011
  • Society for Political Methodology Conference Travel Grant (NSF), 2011
  • Political Networks Conference Travel Grant (NSF), 2011
  • AAPOR Conference Travel Grant, 2011
  • NYU Politics Department Field Research Grant, 2011
  • NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, 2010

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, American Politics Research
  • Panel Chair/Discussant, APSA, MPSA, and AAPOR Annual Meetings, Political Networks Conference
  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, AAPOR

Additional Experience

  • Book Production Editor, Elsevier Science & Technology Group, 2005–2006
  • Textbook Production Coordinator, Pearson Education, 2005
  • Field Organizer, 21st Century Democrats, 2004