Gary M. Segura is a Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University. His work focuses on issues of political representation, and the politics to America’s growing Latino minority. Among his most recent publications are "The Future is Ours:" Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics (2011, Congressional Quarterly Press), Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (2012, Cambridge University Press), and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (2010, Temple University Press).
Morris P. Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He received an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College (1968) and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (1972), and taught at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard University before coming to Stanford in 1998. Fiorina has written widely on American government and politics, with special emphasis on topics in the study of representation and elections.
Simon Jackman’s research centers on American electoral politics, public opinion, democratic representation and the art and science of survey research. In recent years his research has investigated the use of Internet as a platform for survey research, to better track the evolution of public opinion and produce more politically relevant assessments of American political attitudes. In 2007-08 he was one of the principal investigators of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project, an Internet-based, six-wave, longitudinal study of the American electorate leading up to the 2008 Presidential election. Jackman co-directs the Stanford Center for American Democracy and the is one of the principal investigators of the American National Election Studies, 2010-2013.
Karen Jusko is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, and a faculty affiliate of Stanford's Europe Center and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.
Justin Grimmer is an associate professor of political science at Stanford University. His research examines how representation occurs in American politics using new statistical methods. His first book Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2013) shows how senators define the type of representation they provide constituents and how this affects constituents' evaluations. His second book The Impression of Influence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (Under Review, with Sean J.