I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at NYU and Research Associate at the Social Media and Political Participation Lab.

I analyze aspects of American politics (voting, public opinion, social media use) and I use machine learning methods to explain and predict economic sentiment around the world.

My current research topics are:

  • Do citizens remember issue-based promises from election campaigns?
  • What aspects of the economy are voters paying attention to?
  • What can we learn about political mobilization of cultural elites from text data?
  • How diverse (or narrow) are Americans' news diets?

My research has been mentioned in The Economist, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Newsweek and other publications.

Write to zilinsky -at- nyu.edu to say hello or talk about research related to economics or politics.