Jonathan A. Chu
Welcome to my web page! I'm a political scientist who specializes in behavioral approaches to understanding democracy, identity/norms, humanitarianism and conflict, and international institutions. I'm also an expert in survey and experimental methodology.
My research appears in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and has earned grant funding from the NSF, Qualtrics, and the U.S. Department of Defense. My work has also received the Finkelstein Paper Prize (International Studies Association) and Weber Paper Award (Religion & Politics Section, American Political Science Association).
Beyond research, I am the Director of Operations 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.
I'm now 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 and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
I received a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. also in political science from Stanford University.