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CASBS Announces 2021-22 Fellows

Mar 8 2021

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The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its 2021-22 fellows class, comprised of 39 scholars representing 20 U.S. institutions and nine international institutions and programs.

Members of the 2021-22 CASBS class conduct research in a variety of fields in the social and behavioral sciences and cognate disciplines: anthropology, applied behavioral science, communication, computer science and engineering, cultural studies, economics, education, history, information science, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs, public policy and urban studies, science writing, and sociology.

The class also embodies the full range of diversity – of age, ethnicity, gender, and race – that has been a CASBS signature feature for many years but especially under the directorship of Margaret Levi, which began in 2014.

Five fellows are Stanford faculty: Michael Bernstein (computer science), Lauren Davenport (political science), Anna Grzymala-Busse (political science), Hakeem Jefferson (political science), and Amalia Kessler (law).

“Each academic year, CASBS renews itself as an intellectual community like no other,” said Sally Schroeder, the Center’s associate director. “So much of the revitalization depends on CASBS attracting superb cross-disciplinary thinkers who interact in ways that make the fellows cohort so much greater than the sum of individual minds. And this is the hallmark of the program. We’re delighted with the class of 2021-22, and are confident that it extends our tradition.”

It is possible that one or more fellows will be added to the class in the coming months. Though uncertainties related to the COVID pandemic persist, the Center expects that most, if not all, aspects of the 2021-22 fellowship program – including its residential aspects – will proceed without delay or disruption.

Several fellowships are funded by some of the Center’s partner fellowship programs. 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 two Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellows (Sufen Chen, Chung-li Wu). This is the sixth consecutive year fellows at CASBS under this partnership. For the third consecutive year, the Chinese University of Hong Kong will support one CUHK-Stanford University CASBS fellow (Laikwan Pang). This is the third year the National University of Singapore will support a NUS Fellow (Eduardo Araral). And the Center will host its second STIAS-Iso Lomso fellow (Arcade Ndoricimpa) based on a 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 2021-22 Class*:

Name

Field

Institution/Affiliation

Eduardo Araral

Public Affairs and Public Policy

National University of Singapore

Robert Aronowitz

History

University of Pennsylvania

Jenna Bednar

Political Science

University of Michigan

Aisha Beliso-De Jesus

Anthropology

Princeton University

Michael Bernstein

Computer Sciences and Engineering

Stanford University

Sufen Chen

Education

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Scott Cummings

Law

University of California, Los Angeles

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

Information Science

Cornell University

Lauren Davenport

Political Science

Stanford University

Paolo de Renzio

Public Affairs and Public Policy

International Budget Partnership

Gary Evans

Psychology

Cornell University

Megan Finn

Information Science

University of Washington

Jennifer Gómez

Psychology

Wayne State University

Anna Grzymala-Busse

Political Science

Stanford University

Stefan Houpt

Economics

University Carlos III of Madrid

Hakeem Jefferson

Political Science

Stanford University

Amalia Kessler

Law

Stanford University

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

Communication

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

J. Stephen Lansing

Anthropology Santa Fe Institute

Thomas Levenson

Science Writing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Julie Livingston

History

New York University

Brandeis Marshall

Computer Sciences and Engineering

Spelman College

Teresa McCarty

Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Helen Milner

Political Science

Princeton University

Kris Mitchener

Economics

Santa Clara University

Kevin Mumford

History

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Jules Naudet

Sociology

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Arcade Ndoricimpa

Economics

University of Burundi

Laikwan Pang

Cultural Studies

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Alejandro Pérez Carballo

Philosophy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laurence Ralph

Anthropology

Princeton University

Leigh Raymond

Public Affairs and Public Policy

Purdue University

Jennifer Richeson

Psychology

Yale University

Piyush Tantia

Applied Behavioral Science

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Steven Teles

Political Science

Johns Hopkins University

Daniel Treisman

Political Science

University of California, Los Angeles

Mpho Tshivhase

Philosophy

University of Pretoria

Edward Walker

Sociology

University of California, Los Angeles

Chung-li Wu

Political Science

Academia Sinica

*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.