Nathanael Sumaktoyo is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. Previously he did postdoctoral fellowships with the Politics of Inequality Project at the University of Konstanz, Germany and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, USA.
His work assesses how psychological predispositions and identities interact with a diverse social environment to shape political behavior and democratic attitudes. His book project examines social networks in Muslim societies and how they affect religious tolerance and interfaith relations in the countries.
He obtained his Ph.D. in political science in May 2018 from the University of Notre Dame, USA. In addition to a Ph.D. in political science, he also has an M.S. in computational statistics and an M.A. in social psychology. In the summer of 2012, he interned as political data analyst for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign Headquarters in Chicago.