I research and teach international relations, formal and quantitative methods, and comparative political economy as a doctoral student at Princeton University.

My research centers on technology, innovation, and the role of money and other resources in political competition.

I studied International Relations (B.A. with Honors) at New York University, Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Mandarin Chinese at Peking University. Prior to my studies, I served as a conscript in the North Brigade of the Norwegian Army.

In addition to trying to understand things, I enjoy jazz, watching pro MOBA, coffee, reading philosophy/criticism, and travelling to new places.

I live in Brooklyn, NY.

I can be reached at: ssolstad@princeton.edu