general social science links

UC Merced Political Science Lab provides state-of-the-art tools to researchers working on political cognition. 


UC Merced Spatial Analysis Research Center (SpARC) provides tools, support, and expertise in all things spatial-data. 


Biography of an Uncharted People project, out of Stellenbosch, is dedicated to digitizing and analyzing historical individual-level data from South Africa. I am an international partner on the project.


MIT Political Experiments Research Lab conducts cutting edge work on political behavior and methodology.


MIT GOV/LAB works on governance and development related projects, typically using experimental approaches. 


Afrobarometer collects nationally representative survey data from across the continent. funding has been under threat recently, so contact your representative if you can!


WGAPE is an incredible forum for scholarship on the political economy of states in Africa. 


The California Workshop in Empirical Political Science (CaliWEPS) hosts regular meetings with feedback and professional development opportunities for grad students. 


J-PAL implements randomized controlled trials to evaluate public policy interventions. their Africa office is housed at SALDRU, UCT


WaPo Monkey Cage regularly publishes work by social scientists for public consumption.


WomenAlsoKnowStuff provides a database of women political scientists. similarly, POCAlsoKnowStuff and lgbtscholars provide related services on twitter.


Introduction to LaTeX workshop materials (co-taught over the years at MIT with Dean Knox and Elizabeth Dekeyser).