Nick Judd

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I am a mixed-methods researcher with an emphasis on quantitative methods.

I was most recently an Experience Researcher at Twitter, where I worked on the Birdwatch project — now "Community Notes" — for more than a year.

Before joining Twitter, I was a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Chicago. I taught politics and society, and quantitative research methods. I have also held a Pew Research Center Data Labs fellowship and a Google Data Journalism fellowship with The Sunlight Foundation.

I hold a PhD in sociology from The University of Chicago, with concentrations in social statistics and democratic politics. Before my academic turn, I was a reporter, writer, and editor, most recently for a news site covering technology and politics.

You can email me at nick at

Selected works

Finding facts with polarized crowds Wojcik, Stefan, Sophie Hilgard, Nick Judd, Delia Mocanu, Stephen Ragain, M.B. Fallin Hunzaker, Keith Coleman, Jay Baxter. “Birdwatch: Crowd Wisdom and Bridging Algorithms can Inform Understanding and Reduce the Spread of Misinformation.” Working paper.
A research agenda for political sociology Martin, John Levi and Nick Judd. 2020. “Tasks of the Political Sociology of the Next Ten Years.” In The New Handbook of Political Sociology, edited by Thomas Janoski, Cedric de Leon, Joya Misra and Isaac Martin. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Partisan conflict on social media Messing, Solomon, Patrick VanKessel, Adam Hughes, Nick Judd, Rachel Blum and Brian Broderick. February 2017. “Partisan Conflict and Congressional Outreach.” Pew Research Center.