Ryan Kennedy

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston

Ryan Kennedy (PhD, 2008, Ohio State University) is an associate professor of political science at the University of Houston and director of the University of Houston’s Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS). His work has covered a number of topics dealing with democracy, democratization, deliberation, and computational social science. He is currently conducting research into how deliberation can be effectively conducted online and how the results of deliberation can be incorporated into Congressional decision-making. His previous research has been published in Science, the American Political Science Review, and the Journal of Politics among others. 

Relevant citations: 

Neblo, Michael A., Kevin M. Esterling, Ryan P. Kennedy, David M. Lazer, and Anand E. Sokhey. 2010. “Who Wants to Deliberate – and Why?” American Political Science Review, 104(3): 566-583.

Lazer, David M., Anand E. Sokhey, Michael A. Neblo, Kevin M. Esterling, and Ryan Kennedy. 2015. “Expanding the Conversation: Multiplier Effects from a Deliberative Field Experiment.” Political Communication 32(4): 552-573.