Research Interests:

I am a political methodologist. My research interests include missing data imputation, text analysis and social media study.

I obtained my PhD in politics in May 2021 and will be working as a research scientist at the Demography and Survey Science team at Facebook.

Working Papers


  • Honest Inference on Missing Data

  • A Latent Factor Approach to Missing Not at Random

  • Observational Caulsal Inference with Confounders Missing not at Random

  • LDA model seleciton: A Marginal likelihood method

  • Do Online Video Recommendation Algorithms Increase Polarization?

  • (with Matthew Baum, Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, Adam Berinsky, Andy Guess,
    Dean Knox, Christopher Lucas, and Brandon Stewart)

  • Word Association Test for Political Science

  • (with Ze Han and Rory Truex)

  • Politicization of Refugees in Parliamentary Debates and the Media: Evidence from Uganda

  • (with Yang-Yang Zhou and Guy Grossman)

Fellowship and awards

Conference


  • Political Methodology, July 2021, Virtual (poster and paper presentation)

  • Model and data workshop, Mar. 2021, Virtual (Invited presentation)

  • Asian Political Methodology, Jan. 2021, Virtual (paper presentation)

  • American Political Science Association Annual meeting, Oct. 2020, Virtual (paper presentation)

  • Political Methodology, July 2020, Virtual (poster)

  • International methods colloquium (MPSA special panel), July 2020, Virtual Link here

  • CPEWG workshop, NYU, November 2019, NY USA (Invited presentation)

  • Political Methodology, July 2019, Cambridge USA (poster)

  • Vision in Methodology, May. 2019, Georgia USA (presentation)

  • Asian Political Methodology, Jan. 2019, Kyoto Japan (poster)

  • Text as Data, Oct. 2018, Seattle USA (poster)

  • Political Methodology, July 2018, Utah USA (poster, NSF travel fund)

  • NYU CESS Experimental Political Science Conference, Feb. 2018, NYC USA (poster)

Teaching

  • Preceptor, POL 574 Quantitative method, Spring 2019

  • This is the forth course in the politics method training sequence. The class covers a variety of topics in cutting-edge political science methodologies.

    Student evaluation

  • Preceptor, POL 573 Quantitative method, Fall 2018

  • This is the third course in the politics method training sequence. The class covers a variety of topics in cutting-edge political science methodologies.

    Student evaluation

  • Preceptor, POL 245 Visualizing Data, Summer 2018

  • This is the first course in R and basic statistics for incoming freshmen in Princeton. It is one of the classes offered for Freshman Scholars Institute.

Naijia Liu

Naijia

naijial[at]princeton.edu

PhD in Politics, Princeton University
Fall 2016 - Spring 2021