Hi, I’m Charles Crabtree. I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College.
I research and write about intergroup relations and conflict. Most of this 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.
I teach students analytical and statistical tools that help them better understand how people act and think.
I spend a lot of time thinking about collaboration and community building.

More about me

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, the Journal of PoliticsNature Human BehaviorPolitical Analysis, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This work has received coverage by media such as National Public Radio's All Things ConsideredThe Asahi ShimbunThe AtlanticThe EconomistThe Huffington PostThe Washington Post, and Yahoo! News.
In addition to my primary appointment in the Department of Government at Dartmouth, I am 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. I am also a non-residential Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research.
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, build power, and use it with others; these experiences have guided many of my research interests and projects over the years.
When not working, I enjoy middle-class values and activities, such as cooking, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.
I also like traveling throughout Japan and exploring colleges and universities worldwide. 👇