Adam-bw-meduimI am a research scientist at Facebook, focused on economic and policy research.

Previously, I was the associate director of the Data Labs team at Pew Research Center. My work is available here.

My research interests include computational social science methodology, political communication and behavior, and public opinion. I received a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Colgate University.

My academic research examines the validity of crowdsourcing for content analysis, the strategic use of political advertising, how economic information affects opinion, and the ways that agency accreditation shapes bureaucratic behavior. I use natural language processing, measurement models, and experimental designs in my research.

My email address is aghughes (at) gmail.com.
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