Jonathan A. Chu
Welcome to my web page! I'm a political scientist who specializes in behavioral approaches to understanding democracy, governance, identity/norms, and foreign policy. I'm also an expert in survey and experimental methodology.
I'm currently based in Stanford University, where I'm a lecturer and an affiliated scholar at the Bill Lane Center. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania.
Outside the academy, I am the Director of Research at CivicPulse, a nonprofit organization that I co-founded that is dedicated to empowering local governments in the United States in part by facilitating policy-relevant surveys of local officials.
My work appears in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and World Politics, and has earned grant funding from the National Science Foundation, Qualtrics, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
I received a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. also in political science from Stanford University. Research aside, you can find me on the constant look out for good places to hike, eat, and listen to classical music.