I am a postdoctoral fellow with the Global Religion Research Initiative hosted in the Department of Sociology, the University of Notre Dame. My academic interests cover a range of topics, including religion and politics, political behavior, 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 received my Ph.D. in political science in May 2018 from the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation shows that religiously homogeneous friendship networks of Muslims in Muslim countries are responsible for the lower levels of religious tolerance in these countries.

In addition to a Ph.D. in political science, I also have an M.S. in computational statistics and an M.A. in social psychology. In the summer of 2012, I interned as political data analyst for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign Headquarters in Chicago.

I can be reached through email:
nathanael[dot]sumaktoyo[at]fulbrightmail.org