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 the world. I also lead foreign study programs to promote intercultural experiences.
I spend a lot of time thinking about collaboration and community building.
I also actively involve students in my research as collaborators and co-authors.

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 been covered by many media sources, 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 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 and co-director of Stanford’s Japan Barometer Project.
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.
I enjoy cooking, photography (the header photos are from my travels), and spending time with family and friends. I particularly like traveling around Japan and exploring colleges and university campuses worldwide. 👇