Tess Wise
 
 
Star Trek and Cultural Capitalism
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Did you know that I’m a huge nerd? You probably guessed as much given the whole grad school thing... One of my main nerdy tendencies is that I’m a pretty big sci-fi fan. When I was younger I was
 
Teaching at Brandeis
Friday, January 10, 2014
I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be teaching at Brandeis this Spring (as an adjunct faculty member). The class I’m teaching is Quantitative Methods for Social Science (POL 200B). I’m looking
 
Deirdre McCloskey
Sunday, December 8, 2013
While doing research for my dissertation I came across the work of Deirdre McCloskey (who is a completely fascinating person). Her work on rhetoric in economics is the first I’ve found that provides
 
Cathy O’Neil comes to Applied Stats!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
We were lucky enough to have Cathy O’Neil (of mathbabe.org) present at Applied Stats last Wednesday. You can find the slides from Cathy’s talk here. The talk discussed the role of data science in
 
Dissertation -- So it begins
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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I’ve been working on developing my dissertation prospectus. At the moment everything is very much a work in progress, but I’m hoping to  go in a
 
I am a PhD candidate at Harvard University in the Department of Government. My research is in political methodology, which I study both technically and culturally. Technically, I am interested in adapting machine learning techniques to study big data in a descriptive manner. Culturally, I am interested in the consequences of the scientification of the study of politics and the effects of the particular rhetoric of objectivity that accompanies “science.”