Laia Balcells is a political scientist specializing in the study of political violence as well as nationalism and ethnic conflict. She earned her PhD from Yale University in 2010 and has been Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University (2012-2017).
Claudio López-Guerra is a political theorist at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York in 2008 (advisors: Brian Barry, Jon Elster, David Johnston, and Thomas Pogge). His work focuses on the ethical analysis of practical problems in public life.
Michaela Mattes specializes in International Relations. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international conflict and cooperation. She focuses on two related sets of questions. First, she studies how adversaries manage and resolve diagreements between them.
Ismail K. White is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He studies American politics with a focus on African American politics, public opinion, and political participation.