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Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Associate Professor
PGH 447F

Research Interests

Democracy and Democratization
Computational Social Science
Deliberation, Energy and Environment
Post-Communist Politics
Prediction Models

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Biographical Summary

Ryan Kennedy is an associate professor of political science, founding director of the UH Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) and a research associate with UH's Hobby Center for Public Policy. His research has been published in Science, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and International Studies Quarterly, among others. His work has been sponsored by Fulbright, the Democracy Fund, and IARPA, among others. For more details on his research and current projects, please visit his personal website.


Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.A., The Ohio State University
B.A., Truman State University

Selected Publications

Lazer, David, Ryan Kennedy, Gary King, and Allessandro Vespignani. 2014. “The Parable of Google Flu: Traps in Big Data Analysis.” Science 343(6176): 1203-1205.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2014. “Fading Colours? A Synthetic Comparative Case Study of the Impact of ‘Colour Revolutions’.” Comparative Politics 46(3): 273-292.

Kennedy, Ryan and Lydia Tiede. 2013. “Economic Development Assumptions and the Elusive Curse of Oil.” International Studies Quarterly 57(4): 760-771.

Neblo, Michael A., Kevin M. Esterling, Ryan P. Kennedy, David M. Lazer, and Anand E. Sokhey. 2010. “Who Wants to Deliberate – and Why?” American Political Science Review, 104(3): 566-583.