I recently completed my PhD in political science at the University of Rochester and am currently a Data Science Fellow at General Assembly in New York, New York.

My past research looks at American political institutions, particularly the U.S. Congress.  My dissertation focuses on a visible but understudied aspect of congressional floor behavior, floor speech.  I am also interested in American political development (APD), the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and the judiciary.  At the most recent meeting of the American Political Science Association, my paper with Douglas Johnson on the behavior of appellate court judges was selected as the best graduate student paper in the area of Law and Courts.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email at David.A.Gelman@gmail.com.