About

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science in the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. My dissertation examines the variety of ways regulators, innovators, and entrepreneurs co-create disruptive technological innovation in advanced industrial democracies. My research interests include regulatory politics, comparative political economy, and law and political economy with a particular focus on the politics of technology and national models of welfare capitalism. With a background in physics and mathematics, I also work on the deeper insights we can gain from qualitative and multi-method research based on deep case knowledge as well as the potential for computational methods to bridge the qual-quant divide.

Before beginning my doctoral work, I worked in e-commerce data production and management to drive faceted search for industrial suppliers. Prior to that, I completed the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago with concentrations in Political Science and Science and Technology Studies (STS). I earned simultaneous undergraduate degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in Government (with Special Departmental Honors) and Physics (with a minor in Mathematics). In my spare time, I enjoy dabbling in some of the technologies I study, including sewing, 3-D Printing, platform economy pro-sumption, and living in California with a (legally) modified car.

Posch pronounced like “potion” without the “-on.”