The growing importance of data motivates my current research. My dissertation investigates why machine learning diffused across corporations and federal state agencies in the United States. Previously, with Sidney Tarrow, I explored the emergence of a transatlantic movement for privacy.

I have also been concerned by religion and politics in Latin America. I conducted research on the conservative legal mobilization against LGBT rights in Colombia. Through this research, I realized the rising importance of Evangelicals, which, in turn, drove me to a project on the breakdown of Catholic dominance in El Salvador and Colombia since 1970.

Finally, I am passionate about research methods and their history and philosophy. I am a pluralist by heart and have used various methods. I am particularly skilled at predictive modeling (supervised learning) and comparative-historical methods. I also have experience with interviews and regression analysis (including with hierarchical data).

Selected publications:

Lehoucq, Emilio. (Forthcoming). Perceiving Legal Threats: The Emergence of Conservative Legal Mobilization in Colombia. Law and Social Inquiry.

Lehoucq, Emilio (first author) and Tarrow, Sidney. (2020). The Rise of a Transnational Movement to Protect Privacy. Mobilization, 25, 2, 161-184.

Lehoucq, Emilio (first author) and Taylor, Whitney. (2020). Conceptualizing Legal Mobilization: How Should We Understand the Deployment of Legal Strategies? Law and Social Inquiry, 45, 1, 166-193.

For a full list of publications and working papers, see my CV.