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CASBS Announces 2020-21 Fellows

Mar 20 2020

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The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its 2020-21 fellows class, comprised of 38 scholars representing 20 U.S. institutions and 11 international institutions and programs.

The incoming class conduct research in a diversity of fields within or intersecting the social and behavioral sciences: anthropology, business, communication, computer science, economics, education, history, law, medicine, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs and public policy, sociology, publishing, and sociology.

Five fellows are Stanford faculty: Michael Bernstein (computer science), Anna Grzymala-Busse (political science), Saumitra Jha (economics), Greg Walton (psychology), and Robb Willer (sociology; formerly a CASBS fellow in 2012-13). Walton served as a consulting scholar at CASBS during the 2014-15 academic year.

“The fellowship program is the Center’s founding pillar; its enduring excellence continues to serve as the model that others have emulated for decades,” said CASBS associate director Sally Schroeder. “Each year we work really hard to attract the world’s brightest scholars and meet the ever-high standard we set for the program. And each year we achieve it – the 2020-21 fellows class is no exception.”

It is possible that one or more additional fellows will be added to the roster in the coming months.

The class announcement comes at the usual time on the CASBS calendar, with full acknowledgment of public health concerns stemming from the global pandemic.

“Especially during a moment of uncertainty like this, it’s important that we affirm and celebrate the intellectual vitality and strength that the CASBS community embodies,” said CASBS director Margaret Levi. “ The new fellows – who we very much look forward to seeing in the 2020-21 academic year – are now firmly a part of our community.”

Several fellowships are funded by some of the Center’s partner fellowship programs. Through its Frederick Burkhardt Fellows Program, the American Council of Learned Societies, a longtime CASBS partner, will support two fellows (Gwen Ottinger, Trinidad Rico). For the fourth consecutive year, the Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI) within the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan (NARLabs), a federal government agency, will support one Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellow (Chung-li Wu). This is the third year Presence, a center at Stanford Medical School led by National Humanities Medal recipient Dr. Abraham Verghese, will support one fellow (Kiki Lombarts). For the second consecutive year, the Chinese University of Hong Kong will support one CUHK-Stanford University CASBS fellow (Jimmy Chan). This is the second year the National University of Singapore will support a NUS Fellow (Tuan-Hwee Sng). Finally, the Center is delighted to welcome its first STIAS-Iso Lomso fellow (Eric Otchere) based on a new collaboration with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, South Africa.

In addition to fellows, the Center has three other appointment designations: visiting scholars (academics who are spouses/partners of fellows), research affiliates (non-Stanford scholars who lead CASBS-based projects), and faculty fellows (Stanford faculty who lead CASBS-based projects). The Center will finalize these appointments by late spring or summer.

The 2020-21 Class*:

Name

Field

Institution/Affiliation

Fellows

Sigal Alon

Sociology

Tel Aviv University

Luz Marina Arias

Economics

CIDE, Mexico

Michael Bernstein

Computer Science

Stanford University

Sharon Block

History

University of California, Irvine

Susanna Blumenthal

Law

University of Minnesota

Jimmy Chan

Economics

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ernesto Chavez

History

University of Texas at El Paso

Nuraan Davids

Education

Stellenbosch University

Gerald F. Davis

Business

University of Michigan

Luis De la Calle

Political Science

CIDE, Mexico

Paolo de Renzio

Public Affairs and Public Policy

International Budget Partnership

Kevin Driscoll

Communication

University of Virginia

Anna Grzymala-Busse

Political Science

Stanford University

James Guszcza

Philosophy

Deloitte

Jose Angel Gutierrez

Political Science

Emeritus, University of Texas at Arlington

Antara Haldar

Law

University of Cambridge

Roby Harrington

Publishing

W.W. Norton and Company

Saumitra Jha

Economics

Stanford University

Kiki Lombarts

Medicine

University of Amsterdam

Yotam Margalit

Political Science

Tel Aviv University

John Martin

Sociology

University of Chicago

Eric Otchere

Music

University of Cape Coast

Gwen Ottinger

Political Science

Drexel University

Alejandro Pérez Carballo

Philosophy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thomas Pradeu

Philosophy

CNRS, France

Trinidad Rico

Anthropology

Rutgers University

Elizabeth Roberts

Anthropology

University of Michigan

Prerna Singh

Political Science

Brown University

Tuan-Hwee Sng

Economics

National University of Singapore

Robert Staiger

Economics

Dartmouth College

Allison Stanger

Political Science

Middlebury College

Jan Teorell

Political Science

Lund University

Veronica Terriquez

Sociology

University of California, Santa Cruz

Karolyn Tyson

Sociology

University of North Carolina

Greg Walton

Psychology

Stanford University

Robb Willer

Sociology

Stanford University

Chung-li Wu

Political Science

Academia Sinica

Vivian Zayas

Psychology

Cornell University

*This list may increase in the months to come and is not final. CASBS faculty fellows, research affiliates and visiting scholars are still to be announced.