Erin joined the START Consortium at the University of Maryland at College Park as NSF Post-doctoral Research Associate in Computational Social Science in August 2015. Erin received her doctorate in Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in August of 2015. She received her Master's degree in the inaugural class of the Public Policy program at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, before interning for the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. She has also completed trainings in network analysis (CASOS and at INSNA), qualitative analysis (IQMR), Turkish (Critical Language Scholarship Program in Ankara, Turkey) and Text-as-Data (ICPSR). Below are a few photos of dissertation fieldwork: in Istanbul for an interview with constitutional law professor and drafter Prof. Dr. Ergun Ozbudun, in Ankara at a political rally for the AKP in 2012, when President Erdoğan was still Prime Minister and could only hold that office until 2023, and the most frequently seen landscape, myself in front of a bunch of books I likely have not read but want to read.
I am also an identical twin to Molly McGrath, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for my slightly unhealthy amount of persistence in solving intractable problems (her research supports international union campaigns). We are often confused for one another, but we are indeed, separate human beings.