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, regulation & governance, 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.
In addition to my own research and teaching, I work as the Graduate Coordinator and Web Manager for the Network for a New Political Economy (N2PE), an interdisciplinary network of faculty and students launched at the University of California, Berkeley that aims to rethink political economy and develop an alternative to the neoliberal paradigm. In my work for the Network, I help to organize, announce, and run events with faculty and practitioners around the world as well as working with Steve Vogel to launch the Designated Emphasis in Political Economy at Berkeley, a PhD minor program that allows students to build interdisciplinary skills in Political Economy.
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.”