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Room: BRNG 2230
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Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. University of Maryland, College Park
MPhil University of Oxford-- Saint Antony's College, UK
B.A. Arizona State University
Professor Timoneda is a comparativist and data scientist with an interest in authoritarian regimes, democratic backsliding and big data methods. His book project, How Dictators Survive, explores how dictators use formal institutions to personalize their regime to extend their tenure. He combines archival work and advance natural language processing techniques to analyze the evolution of Rafael Trujillo's regime in the Dominican Republic. Professor Timoneda’s applied methods work focuses on forecasting trends and events using big data from Twitter and Google Trends. At Purdue, he will participate in the Advanced Methods at Purdue program and teach in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.
Timoneda, Joan C. 2020. “Institutions as Signals: How Dictators Consolidate Power in Times of Crisis.” Forthcoming in Comparative Politics.