I am an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Houston, founding associate director of analytics for the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, the founding director of the UH Center for International and Comparative Politics, and a research associate at the Hobby Center for Public Policy. My research spans a number of areas in comparative politics, international relations and American politics, including: democratization, computational social science, deliberation, energy and environment, post-Communist politics, and prediction models. My publications have appeared in outlets like Science, The American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, and International Studies Quarterly among others. My work has generated over 1,700 citations (i10-index of 12 over the past 5 years). If you would like to contact me, my email is rkennedy(at)uh.edu. You can also visit my Google Scholar page to view more of my research.