Dr. CHEN Haohan 陳昊瀚

Assistant Professor: Haohan Chen is a computational social scientist. His methodological research focuses on developing computational methods for analyzing text and network data from social media. His substantive research focuses on political communication and political behavior under both authoritarian and democratic contexts.

He received his Ph.D. in Political Science and M.S. in Statistical Science from Duke University in December 2019. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania (2019-2020) and the Center for Social Media and Politics at New York University (2020-2021). He won the APSA Political Communication Section Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award (2020) and the BEST Award for Master’s Research at Duke Statistical Science (2020). 

He earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honors in 2013.


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  • Bail, Christopher A., Lisa P. Argyle, Taylor W. Brown, John P. Bumpus, Haohan Chen, M.B. Fallin Hunzaker, Jaemin Lee, Marcus Mann, Friedolin Merhout, and Alexander Volfovsky. 2018. “Exposure to Opposing Views on Social Media Can Increase Political Polarization.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 115, no. 37: 9216–9221.
  • Chen, Haohan, and Herbert Kitschelt. Forthcoming. “Political Linkage Strategies and Social Investment Policies: Clientelism and Educational Policy in the Developing World.” The World Politics of Social Investment, Volume 1, edited by Bruno Palier and Silja Haeusermann. Oxford: Oxford University Press.