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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Margaret Roberts

Associate Professor of Political Science
UC San Diego

Margaret (Molly) Roberts’s research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China.  She received a PhD from Harvard in Government (2014), MS in Statistics from Stanford (2009) and BA in International Relations and Economics (2009).  Currently, she is working on a variety of projects that span censorship, propaganda, topic models, and other methods of text analysis.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, and Science.

Expertise & Interests

  • Political methodology
  • Politics of information
  • Propoganda and censorship in China
  • Automated content analysis
meroberts@ucsd.edu