An Update, Six Months Later

It’s been a tumultuous six months since I last posted, and while I won’t document everything that’s transpired, the end result is that I moved to Los Angeles after my fellowship at Vanderbilt ended and am now working in so-called “real politics”, doing microtargeting and other kinds of applied research. This is hardly where I’d expected to be as of this time last year, but that’s how it played out, and I’m certainly enjoying many aspects of life outside the ivory tower. I’m still working on my own research whenever I can, though, and will even be heading to New Orleans for APSA next week to present some new work. Going forward, I’m hoping to use this site as a home for my research as it develops, and I’ll be sure to let you know how things go in the months ahead.

New Blog: VU on Politics

The CSDI recently unveiled its new blog, VU on Politics, which will feature insight and analysis from John Geer, Larry Bartels, Joshua Clinton, David Lewis, Alan Wiseman, and many others. My first contribution (adapted from yesterday’s post on this site) went live this afternoon.

I’ll be posting commentary on the 2012 race on both sites throughout the year, but the content on each will be unique—straightforward analysis will mainly go to the CSDI site, while posts on this blog will be more diverse in their focus, level of detail, and tone. So I hope you’ll follow both, and look forward to sharing my thoughts more regularly in the coming months.