Ken is Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His methodological research focuses on computational, quantitative methods for processing large amounts of textual data, mainly political texts and social media. Substantively Ken’s research focuses on comparative party competition, including estimating policy positions of political parties through crowd-sourced data, expert surveys, manifesto coding, and text analysis.
Saskia Pauline Ruth-Lovell
Saskia is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, NL. Her research interest lie in comparative politics, clientelism, populism, and Latin American studies. More specifically, Saskia focuses on the consequences of different political mobilization strategies on the quality of democratic governance. She has published articles in The Journal of Politics, Political Studies and Latin American Politics and Society.