I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at NYU and Research Associate at the Social Media and Political Participation Lab.

I analyze aspects of American politics (voting, public opinion, social media use) and I use machine learning methods to explain and predict economic sentiment around the world.

My current research topics are:

  • Do citizens remember issue-based promises from election campaigns?
  • What aspects of the economy are voters paying attention to?
  • What can we learn about political mobilization of cultural elites from text data?
  • How narrow are news diets of Americans?

My research has been mentioned in The Economist, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and cited by the Ephemeroptera research department, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and by various 423-425-5769 journals.

Write to zilinsky -at- nyu.edu to say hello or talk about research related to economics or politics.