Soubhik Barari


I regularly give talks (both in industry and academia) on technical topics in data science, surveys, text-as-data, and experiments, and substantive topics in media, elections, public opinion, and political behavior. Below is a selection of some of these talks.

If you’re interested in having me speak for your organization/event or guest lecture for your class, let's get in touch (soubhik barari [at] gmail [dot] com).


Three Models for Learning Data Science Skills (17 Jul 2024)
IC2S2 (International Computational Social Science Conference), University of Pennsylvania.
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Political Speech from Corporate America: Sparse, Mostly for Democrats, and Somewhat Representative (04 Jun 2024)
The Science of Politics Podcast, Buffalo, NY.
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LocalView: Scaling up the Study of Local Politics and Policy-Making in the United States (05 Feb 2024)
Social Data Science Hub, University of Edinburgh.


LocalView: Scaling up the Analytics of Local Politics with R (19 Oct 2023)
R Gov Conference 2023, Georgetown University.
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Has American Business Turned Left? (26 Jul 2023)
The Science of Politics Podcast, Niskanen Center.
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The A(R)t and Science of Election Analytics (07 Jun 2023)
New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup, Microsoft NYC.
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Coverage and Effects of Broadcast Television in U.S. Elections (04 May 2023)
Media Effects Empirical Workshop, Columbia University.

What 2 Million Social Media Posts From Corporate America Can Tell Us About "Woke Capitalism" (11 Feb 2023)
Foo Camp, Facebook HQ.
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Partisan Cues from Corporate America: Sparse, Increasingly Liberal, and Aligned with (Some) Audiences (17 Jun 2022)
Political and Computational Social Science (PACSS) Annual Conference, Harvard University.
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How Partisan is Local Politics? A View from Public Meetings (29 Apr 2021)
Guest Lecture, Tufts University.
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Political Deepfakes Are As Credible As Other Fake Media And (Sometimes) Real Media (23 Apr 2021)
Political Psych Lab, UCLA.
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Evaluating COVID-19 Public Health Messaging in Italy: Self-Reported Compliance and Growing Mental Health Concerns (13 Apr 2020)
Polarization Lab, Stanford.
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Local Politics and Big Data (07 Feb 2020)
Foo Camp, Facebook HQ.


Deepfakes and Political Persuasion (02 Feb 2019)
Foo Camp, Facebook HQ.
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The Reconciliation of Numbers and Narratives (12 May 2016)
TEDx, Tufts.