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CASBS Announces 2023-24 Fellows

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its 2023-24 fellows class, comprised of 36 scholars and practitioners representing 21 U.S. institutions and eight international institutions and programs.

Members of the 2023-24 class conduct research in a variety of fields in the social and behavioral sciences and cognate disciplines, including anthropology, architecture, communication, economics, education, history, information science, law, medicine, organization studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, and urban studies and planning.

Three fellows are Stanford faculty: Lisa Blaydes (political science), who previously was a CASBS fellow in 2015-16; Kabir Tambar (anthropology), and Florencia Torche (sociology).

The 2023-24 class will arrive in early September, at about the same time that the Center’s next director, Sarah Soule, takes office. CASBS announced Soule’s appointment in February.

“The Center’s annual renewal of its intellectual community is always an anticipated occurrence, even more so this year with the arrival of a new director,” said Sally Schroeder, CASBS’s deputy director. “Accordingly, we worked hard to set the bar of excellence as high as it has ever been and attract interest from some of the world’s most innovative social and behavioral scientists. We’re so gratified that we achieved, if not exceeded, our goal with the 2023-24 class.”

The Center will post biographical sketches of the fellows, including descriptions of CASBS year research projects, in August. In addition, it is possible that additional fellows will join the roster in the coming months.

Several fellows 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 one Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellows (Thung-Hong Lin). This is the sixth year of one or more fellows at CASBS under this partnership. For the fifth consecutive year, the Chinese University of Hong Kong will support at least one CUHK-Stanford University CASBS fellow – in fact two in 2023-24 (Peter Ferretto, Michelle Miao). This is the fourth year the National University of Singapore will support a NUS Fellow (Ivan Png).

The Center will host its second CORE fellow (Mary Lopez) under a partnership with Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics, an open-access economics project governed by CORE Econ with a mission to reform the teaching of economics. At CASBS, that mission goes forward through the enCOREage project.

And one fellow will be in residence as part of CASBS’s longstanding association with the William T. Grant Scholars Program (Emily Penner).

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 research projects), and faculty fellows (Stanford faculty who lead CASBS-based research projects). The Center will finalize these appointments by late spring or summer.

The 2023-24 Class:

Louise AronsonMedicineUniversity of California, San Francisco
Bianca BaldridgeEducationHarvard University
Lucas BessireAnthropologyUniversity of Oklahoma
Lisa BlaydesPolitical ScienceStanford University
Ceren BudakInformation ScienceUniversity of Michigan
Peter ChristensenEconomicsUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sara CodyPublic HealthCounty of Santa Clara
Adel DaoudSociologyLinköping University
Elizabeth R. DeSombrePolitical ScienceWellesley College
John DiamondSociologyBrown University
Peter FerrettoArchitectureChinese University of Hong Kong
René D. FloresSociologyUniversity of Chicago
Santi FurnariOrganization StudiesCity, University of London
Barbara KeysHistoryDurham University
Young Mie KimCommunicationUniversity of Wisconsin
Thung-Hong LinSociologyAcademia Sinica
Stefan LinkHistoryDartmouth College
Mary LopezEconomicsOccidental College
Conor Mayo-WilsonPhilosophyUniversity of Washington
Michelle MiaoLawChinese University of Hong Kong
Faranak MiraftabUrban Studies and PlanningUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
David S. MoorePsychologyPitzer College
Jennifer MortonPhilosophyUniversity of Pennsylvania
Micah S. MuscolinoHistoryUniversity of California, San Diego
Andrew PennerSociologyUniversity of California, Irvine
Emily PennerEducationUniversity of California, Irvine
Ivan PngEconomicsNational University of Singapore
Erica Robles-AndersonCommunicationNew York University
Ralph SchroederSociologyOxford University
Rachel St JohnHistoryUniversity of California, Davis
Kabir TambarAnthropologyStanford University
Florencia TorcheSociologyStanford University
Stephan Vincent-LancrinEconomicsOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Louis WarrenHistoryUniversity of California, Davis
Gabriel WinantHistoryUniversity of Chicago
Gideon YaffePhilosophyYale University


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