Eric Manning is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics, with a focus on American politics and quantitative methods. His research interests include money in politics – particularly online campaign fundraising and messaging – political participation, and text-as-data methods. In his ongoing dissertation work, Eric examines how the recent, rapid growth of online fundraising affects campaign messaging strategies, public attitudes, and existing inequalities in participation. In other work, Eric studies the relationship between campaign fundraising and legislative collaboration, as well as the differential effects of changes in election laws on voter turnout. Before his graduate studies at Princeton, Eric graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government.