Nathanael Sumaktoyo is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He specialises in American politics (first subfield) and comparative politics (second subfield). Concurrent with his PhD, he also has completed a Master’s degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), where he focused on Bayesian analysis and computational statistics.

Before coming to Notre Dame, he completed a master’s degree in social psychology at Loyola University Chicago under a Fulbright scholarship (2011-2013). In the summer of 2012, he interned as political data analyst at Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign Headquarters in Chicago.

His academic interests cover a range of topics, including religion and politics, political psychology, religious freedom, social and political tolerance, and political networks. Methodologically, he is interested in experimental methods, causal inference, Bayesian analysis, and simulation techniques.

He maintains a personal website, tweets @nathanaelmu and can be reached through email nathanael[dot]sumaktoyo[at]