Arthur Spirling is the Class of 1987 Professor of Politics . He received a bachelor's and master's degree from the London School of Economics, and a master's degree and PhD from the University of Rochester. Previously, he served on the faculties of Harvard University and New York University.

Spirling's research centers on quantitative methods for analyzing political behavior, especially institutional development and the use of text-as-data. His work on these subjects has appeared in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of the American Statistical Association. Currently he is active on problems at the intersection of data science and social science, including those related to machine learning, and large language models.

He previously won teaching and mentoring awards at Harvard and NYU, along with the "Emerging Scholar" prize from the Society for Political Methodology.