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Arthur Spirling

Social Scientist


Arthur Spirling

I am an Associate Professor of Politics and Data Science at New York University. I am Chair of the Education and Training Working Group of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment.

I specialize in political methodology and legislative behavior, with an interest in the application of texts-as-data, Bayesian statistics, item response theory and generalized linear models in political science. My substantive field is comparative politics, and I focus primarily on the United Kingdom. I'm especially interested in British Political Development for the period after the Great Reform Act.

I received my PhD from the University of Rochester, Department of Political Science, in 2008. From 2008, I was an Assistant Professor and then the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

I am the faculty coordinator for the NYU Text-as-Data speaker series.


  • Associate Professor of Politics and Data Science, New York University