Professor of Sociology
Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics
The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and what they do. I am the founding director of the Worldview Lab and the PI of the Measuring Morality project.
I also think a lot about (and teach a lot about!) statistical methods — especially panel data, treatment effects analysis, and multilevel modeling — and how to use them to address basic theoretical problems. For example, these days I have been thinking a lot about how to use simple patterns in repeated cross-section and panel data to help adjudicate between theories of cultural change and socialization.Follow @vaiseys