Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Joe Ornstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2018, and has previously held positions at the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis. His research and teaching focuses on statistical methodology, computational social science, and urban politics. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, Economics & Politics, the American Journal of Public Health, Public Choice, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics, among other outlets.

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Political Science, 2018
  • BA, Dartmouth College, Mathematics & Social Sciences, 2009
Areas of Expertise
  • Methodology
  • State & Local Government
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Evan Ringquist Award, Midwest Political Science Association (2023)
  • Gosnell Prize, Society for Political Methodology (2022)
  • ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention (2019)
Research Interests
  • Computational Social Science
  • Text as Data
  • Causal Inference
Selected Publications

Blasingame, Elise N., Christina L. Boyd, Robert F. Carlos, Joseph T. Ornstein (2023). “How the Trump Administration’s Quota Policy Transformed Immigration Judging”. American Political Science Review.

Einstein, Katherine Levine, Joseph T. Ornstein, & Maxwell Palmer (2022). “Who Represents the Renters?” Housing Policy Debate.

Ornstein, Joseph T. (2020). “Stacked Regression and Poststratification”. Political Analysis. 28: 293-301.