I am a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. I specialize in American politics (first subfield) and comparative politics (second subfield). I also completed a Master’s degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), where I focus on Bayesian analysis and computational statistics.

I am honored to be the recipient of Notre Dame’s Notebaert Premier Fellowship (six years) and Mellon Fellowship in Religion. Before coming to Notre Dame, I completed a master’s degree in social psychology at Loyola University Chicago under a Fulbright scholarship (2011-2013). In the summer of 2012, I interned as political data analyst at Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign Headquarters in Chicago.

My academic interests cover a range of topics, including religion and politics, political psychology, religious freedom, social and political tolerance, and political networks. Methodologically, I am interested in experimental methods, causal inference, Bayesian analysis, and simulation techniques.

I can be reached through mail or email (preferred):
Nathanael Sumaktoyo (Nate Sumaktoyo)
Department of Political Science
217 O’Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Email: nathanael[dot]sumaktoyo[at]