Areas of Expertise
- human rights
Politics & Economy
Charles Crabtree is a Senior Data Scientist at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, and a Visiting Scholar in the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan. He received a BA from the University of Colorado; MAs from Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Michigan; and a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan in 2019. Starting in fall 2020, he will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on fairness in politics, with applications to the study of discrimination, repression, human rights, and immigration. Specifically, he examines under what circumstances political actors and institutions treat members of the public differently based on their political views or personal demographics, and how the public views differential treatment. Understanding this is important as perceptions of fairness are fundamental to public evaluations of institutional legitimacy across regimes. Methodologically, he is interested in research design, experiments, and using computational tools to better understand the social world. He has published work on these topics in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis, among other journals.
- Charles Crabtree, Matt Golder, Thomas Gschwend, and Indridi Indridason, “It’s Not Only What You Say, It’s Also How You Say It: The Strategic Use of Campaign Sentiment.” Conditionally Accepted at the Journal of Politics.
- Pete Hatemi, Charles Crabtree, and Kevin Smith, “The Determinants of Political Ideology.” Conditionally Accepted at the American Journal of Political Science.
- Douglas Lemke and Charles Crabtree, “Territorial Contenders in World Politics.” Conditionally Accepted at the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
- Alex Hughes, Micah Gell-Redman, Charles Crabtree, Natarajan Krishnaswami, Diana Rodenberger, and Guillermo Monge, “Persistent Bias among Local Election Officials.” Conditionally Accepted at the Journal of Experimental Political Science.
- Zhanna Terechshenko, Charles Crabtree, Kristine Eck, and Christopher J. Fariss, “Evaluating the Influence of International Norms and Sanctioning on State Respect for Rights: A Field Experiment with Foreign Embassies.” Conditionally Accepted at International Interactions.
- Kevin L. Cope, Charles Crabtree, and Christopher J. Fariss. “Patterns of Disagreement in State Repression Measures.” Forthcoming at Political Science Research and Methods.
- Nicholas Dietrich and Charles Crabtree. “Domestic Demand for Human Rights: Free Speech and the Freedom–Security Trade-Off.” Forthcoming at International Studies Quarterly.
- Charles Crabtree and Michael J. Nelson. “Judging Judicial Review in the American States.” Forthcoming at State Politics & Policy Quarterly.
- Charles Crabtree and Holger L. Kern. “Using Electromagnetic Signal Propagation Models to Calculate Radio and Television Coverage: An Introduction.” Political Analysis, 26 (3): 348–355.
- Charles Crabtree, Holger L. Kern, and Steven Pfaff. “Mass Media and the Diffusion of Collective Action in Authoritarian Regimes: The June 1953 East German Uprising.” International Studies Quarterly, 62 (2): 301–314.
- Micah Gell-Redman, Neil Visalvanich, Charles Crabtree, and Christopher J. Fariss. “It’s All About Race: How State Legislators Respond to Immigrant Constituents.” Political Research Quarterly, 71 (3): 517– 531.
- Charles Crabtree and Christian Davenport. 2018.“Defining the Terms of the Debate: Repression, Oppression, and Discrimination.” PS: Political Science & Politics, 51 (1): 17–19.
- Daniel M. Butler and Charles Crabtree. 2018. “Moving Beyond Measurement: Adapting Audit Studies to Test Bias-Reducing Interventions.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 4 (1): 57–67.
- Kevin L. Cope, Charles Crabtree, and Yonatan Lupu. 2018. “Beyond Physical Integrity.” Law & Contemporary Problems, 81: 185–195.
- Volha Chykina and Charles Crabtree. 2018. “Using Google Trends to Measure Issue Salience for Hard-to-Survey Populations.” Socius, 4: 1–3.
- Charles Crabtree and Volha Chykina. 2018. “Last Name Selection in Audit Studies.” Sociological Science, 5: 21–28.
- Charles Crabtree and Michael J. Nelson. 2017. “New Evidence for a Positive Relationship between De Facto Judicial Independence and State Respect for Empowerment Rights.” International Studies Quarterly, 61 (1): 210–224.
- Charles Crabtree and Matt Golder. 2017. “Party System Volatility in Post-Communist Europe.” British Journal of Political Science, 47 (1): 229–234.
- Charles Crabtree and Michael J. Nelson. 2017. “plotrr: Functions for Making Visual Exploratory Data Analysis with Nested Data Easier.” Journal of Open Source Software, http://dx.doi.org/10.21105/joss.00190.
- Charles Crabtree and Christopher J. Fariss. 2016. “Stylized Facts and Experimentation.” Sociological Science, 3: 910–914.
- Christopher J. Fariss, Zachary M. Jones, Fridolin Linder, Charles Crabtree, Megan Biek, Taranamoll Kaur, Ana Ross, and Michael Tsai. 2015. “Human Rights Texts: Converting Human Rights Primary Source Documents into Data.” PLOS ONE, 10 (9): e0138935.
- Charles Crabtree and Christopher J. Fariss. 2015. “Uncovering Patterns Among Latent Variables: Human Rights and Judicial Independence.” Research & Politics, 2 (3): 1–9.
- Charles Crabtree, David Darmofal, and Holger L. Kern. 2015. “A Spatial Analysis of the Impact of West German Television on Protest Mobilization during the East German Revolution.” Journal of Peace Research, 52 (3): 269–284.