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Hi! I am Jonathan Homola, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rice University. I am a comparativist and a political methodologist. Most of my substantive research deals with questions of representation and electoral preferences. More specifically, my work mostly falls into two main fields of interest: i) xenophobia and (support for right-wing) extremism, and ii) gender and politics. My regional areas of expertise are Western democracies and Eastern Europe. Methodologically, I am interested in Bayesian research methods, survival models, survey methodology, and causal inference. My work across these different fields has led to multiple publications including papers in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, the British Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies.

Before coming to Rice, I completed my undergraduate studies at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin in 2011, obtained a Master's degree at the University of Essex in 2013, and received my PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. In Spring 2018, I was also a visiting student at Harvard University and a pre-doctoral research fellow at the IQSS.