Pia Raffler is an Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University, working at the intersection of political economy of development and comparative politics. She is interested in political accountability, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jennifer Bussell is the Gruber Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research seeks to understand the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states.
Robert Blair’s research focuses on peacekeeping and statebuilding after civil war, with an emphasis on rule of law and security institutions.
Gwyneth McClendon is an Assistant Professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University. Her primary research interests are in comparative political behavior, religious and ethnic politics, and political participation. She has done research in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States.
Jan Pierskalla (Ph.D., Duke University, 2012) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. His primary field of research is comparative politics. He is especially interested in the political economy of development and political violence. He has a regional interest in Southeast Asia.