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CASBS Announces 2023-24 Fellows

Mar 13 2023

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The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its 2023-24 fellows class, comprised of 37 scholars and practitioners representing 22 U.S. institutions and nine 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:

Name Field Institution/Affiliation
Louise Aronson Medicine University of California, San Francisco
Bianca Baldridge Education Harvard University
Lucas Bessire Anthropology University of Oklahoma
Lisa Blaydes Political Science Stanford University
Ceren Budak Information Science University of Michigan
Peter Christensen Economics University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sara Cody Public Health County of Santa Clara
Adel Daoud Sociology Linköping University
Mark de Rond Organization Studies University of Cambridge
Elizabeth R. DeSombre Political Science Wellesley College
John Diamond Sociology Brown University
Peter Ferretto Architecture Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rene Flores Sociology University of Chicago
Santi Furnari Organization Studies City, University of London
Barbara Keys History Durham University
Young Mie Kim Communication University of Wisconsin
Thung-Hong Lin Sociology Academia Sinica
Stefan Link History Dartmouth College
Mary Lopez Economics Occidental College
Conor Mayo-Wilson Philosophy University of Washington
Michelle Miao Law Chinese University of Hong Kong
Faranak Miraftab Urban Studies and Planning University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
David S. Moore Psychology Pitzer College
Jennifer Morton Philosophy University of Pennsylvania
Micah S. Muscolino History University of California, San Diego
Emily Penner Education University of California, Irvine
Ivan Png Economics National University of Singapore
Erica Robles-Anderson Communication New York University
Ralph Schroeder Sociology Oxford University
Rachel St John History University of California, Davis
Jas Sullivan Political Science Louisiana State University
Kabir Tambar Anthropology Stanford University
Florencia Torche Sociology Stanford University
Stephan Vincent-Lancrin Economics Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Louis Warren History University of California, Davis
Gabriel Winant History University of Chicago
Gideon Yaffe Philosophy Yale University