Joe Sutherland is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. His current research investigates the ideological roots of political polarization and civility with experimental and observational methods. His substantive interests broadly include the study of American political institutions, international political economy, representation, elections, and political behavior.
He received his A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis. There, he studied elections, political behavior, and parties-in-congress. His thesis, the first paper to uncover the effect of campaign surrogates (people who stump on behalf of a major candidate), won the Antionette Dames Prize in 2014.
Before starting his Ph.D., Joe worked at The White House and Prattle.