Edgar Franco Vivance os a NCID Postdoctoral Fellow and MIDAS Fellow at the University of Michigan with an interest in the political economy of development and comparative politics. His research focuses on the co-evolution of institutions, economic growth, and social norms of cooperation.
Todd received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics. Before LSE, he completed an M.Phil. in political theory at Oxford University. His doctoral dissertation focuses on theoretical and practical issues in the ethics of killing, and a few other normative matters involving death.
Andrew Shaver is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. Prior to that, he completed postdoctoral research fellowships at Stanford University's Political Science Department and, separately, at Dartmouth College, where he was also a lecturer.
Ashley Jardina (Michigan PH.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Her research explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior.
Lisa Blaydes is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. She is the author of Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak’s Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2011).