Joshua Tucker is a Professor of Politics at New York University. He specializes in voting, partisanship, public opinion, and protest, as well as the relationship of social media usage to all of these forms of behavior, with a focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He is a Co-Director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Political Participation (smapp.nyu.edu). He has also written for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, Time, and the International Herald Tribune and has appeared on CNN and Voice of America. Follow him on Twitter @j_a_tucker.