Hi, I’m Charles Crabtree. I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, Director of the Fundamental Needs Lab, and Co-Director of the Baltic LEAP foreign study program.
I research and write about intergroup relations and conflict. In the past, I’ve studied discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, nativity, or race. Moving forward, I’m primarily focused on studying class-based discrimination or poverty-ism. Most of my work uses field or survey experiments and focuses on the United States or Japan. Sometimes, I write about methodological issues related to experiments or measurement.
My research has been published or is forthcoming in over 30 journals or volumes, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science (2), the Journal of Politics (2), Nature Human Behavior, Political Analysis, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2). This work has been covered by many media sources, such as National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Forbes, The Asahi Shimbun, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and Yahoo! News. It has also been cited in many policy documents, including testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives and State Department reports. I’m grateful to acknowledge funding from the American Political Science Association, Swedish Research Council, the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, and the Research Council of Norway.
In addition to my primary appointment in Dartmouth’s Department of Government, I’m affiliate faculty in the Department of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Program in Social Science, the Program in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and the Arthur L. Irving Institute.
Reflecting my deep interest in and commitment to studying Japan, I’m also a non-residential Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, co-director of Stanford’s Japan Barometer Project, faculty associate at Harvard’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and an associate researcher at Waseda University.
Before attending graduate school, I worked as a congressional staffer, policy researcher, photojournalist, and English teacher in Belarus, among many other things. My experiences taught me a great deal about how people interact with each other and exercise power; these experiences have guided many of my research interests over the years. Growing up poor - without a home, in a trailer park, and in a single-wide - taught me everything about the role of class and money in American society.
I enjoy cooking, photography (the header photos are from my travels), and spending time with family and friends. I particularly like traveling, especially around Japan, and exploring colleges and university campuses worldwide. 👇