Lee Ann Banaszak
- Professor in Political Science and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Women’s Studies at Penn State. Has published extensively on social movements and on gender and politics. Her most recent book, The Women’s Movement Inside and Outside the State, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.
- Website: http://polisci.la.psu.edu/facultybios/banaszak.html
- Assistant Professor at Missouri since 2010; spent three years at Leiden University (Netherlands) before that. Has published in Political Analysis, BJPS, Electoral Studies, etc., and taught graduate-level quantitative methods courses. Main substantive interests in electoral systems and representation, including women’s representation.
- Website: http://faculty.missouri.edu/~bestre/
- Paper: Toward a Bidirectional Account of the Relationship between Party System Size and Electoral Institutions
- Assistant professor at Maryland since 2010, and is a faculty affiliate in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management there. One of her current projects examines the politics of cooperation among violent non-state actors. Has a forthcoming article in BJPS about alliances amongst military groups.
- Website: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/bond/
- Paper: Rebel Alliances and Civil War Duration
- Vernal Riffe Chair of Political Science at Ohio State University, and has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Sociology. Director of PRISM (Political Research In Statistics and Methodology), President of the Midwest Political Science Association (2010-2012), Inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology (2008), and editorial board member for Political Analysis. She has published articles in the APSR, AJPS, JOP, Political Analysis, etc., and is the author of Event History Modeling: A Guide for Social Scientists, published by Cambridge University Press. A new book, Time Series for Social Scientists, is under contract at Cambridge University Press.
- Website: http://polisci.osu.edu/faculty/jbox/index.htm
- Assistant professor at UNC-Charlotte since 2011, previously at UC-Merced. Studies human rights, teaches research methods courses, has publications in AJPS, JCR, ISQ, etc., along with some large NSF-funded data collection projects.
- Website: http://www.politicalscience.uncc.edu/cconra16/UNCC/Home.html
- Paper: Political Institutions, Plausible Deniability, and the Use of Stealth Torture
- Currently holds a Niehaus postdoc at Princeton, about to start a TT-position at Missouri in Fall 2012. Studies how donor decision-making in foreign aid allocation affects development in aid-receiving countries. Held a pre-doc with the Quantitative Social Sciences Initiative (QUASSI) at Penn State.
- Website: http://simone-dietrich.com/
- Paper: Foreign Aid Delivery and Democratic Consolidation in Africa
- Associate Professor at McMaster. Works on social policy, including public education, health, and welfare policy,with an emphasis on the ways in which economic and political processes produce different social policy outcomes in the developing world, particularly in Latin America. Her recent book, Workers and Welfare: Comparative Institutional Change in Twentieth Century Mexico, was published in 2010 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She is one of the primary developers of OPOSSEM (the Online Portal of Social Science Education in Methodology), an online portal to facilitate sharing of various resources for teaching social science research methods (particularly statistical methods) among educators in secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate settings.
- Website: http://michelledion.com/
Sona N. Golder
- Associate Professor at Penn State and Instructor at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection. Substantive interests area is in comparative political institutions, especially government formation and stability in parliamentary democracies. She has published in AJPS, JOP, BJPS, and Political Analysis and is a co-PI on the Making Electoral Democracy Work project (a seven-year research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).
- Website: http://polisci.la.psu.edu/facultybios/sgolder.html
- Assistant professor at Northwestern since 2009; held post-doc at U Penn prior to that. Teaches graduate-level quantitative methods courses at Northwestern and publishes in Political Analysis. Substantive interest can be broadly described as political representation, or specifically related to political candidates (both at the level of party nomination procedures and at the level of voters choosing between candidates/parties).
- Website: http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/gkernell/
- Paper: Strategic Party Heterogeneity
- About to begin a TT-position at NYU in Fall 2012. Currently finishing her PhD at Harvard; member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science there. Interested in networks and cooperation. Has co-authored a book (2008) on Applying Fuzzy Mathematics to Formal Models in Comparative Politics.
- Website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/jmlarson/home
- Paper: Deceit, Group Structure, and Cooperation
- Professor at Penn State. Editorial board member for Political Analysis (associate editor 2003-2007). She has published extensively on time series and event history models, among other methodology topics. She founded the Quantitative Social Science Initiative (QuaSSI) at Penn State in 2004 (originally called the Social Science Statistics Partnership). Her book on The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence (Cambridge, 2008) won the 2008 Gladys Kammerer Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on US national policy.
- Website: http://www.personal.psu.edu/sld8/
- Professor at University of Iowa and Instructor at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (Ann Arbor, Michigan). She has published in outlets such as AJPS, JOP, JCR, etc., on a wide variety of topics on international conflict. Her latest book, Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. She is on the editorial board of Political Analysis, among other journals, and is an associate editor for Foreign Policy Analysis. She is also the organizer of the Journeys in World Politics Workshops at the University of Iowa.
- Website: http://www.saramitchell.org/
- Assistant professor at Yale since 2009 and a resident fellow in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics. Teaches graduate math course (for incoming students) at Yale. Substantive interests in the role of money on congressional leaders, as well as public opinion and electoral volatility.
- Website: http://www.eleanorneffpowell.com/research.html
- Paper: Congressmen in Exile: The Politics and Consequences of Involuntary Committee Reassignments
- About to begin a TT-position at Rochester in Fall 2012. Currently finishing her PhD at Harvard; member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science there. Attended the New Faces in Methodology conference at Penn State in 2010. Has MA in statistics (and a JD). Substantive area is law and society, with an emphasis on gender and racial discrimination.
- Website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/msen/
- Paper: Below the Bar? Racial and Gender Bias in Judicial Nominations
- Assistant professor at Santa Barbara since 2005. In addition to PhD in political science, has an MS in statistics from Stanford. Teaches graduate and undergraduate methods courses. Substantive interests focus on the factors that shape electoral competition in democracies; publishes in JOP, CPS, etc., and has a forthcoming book at Cambridge University Press.
- Website: http://www.polsci.ucsb.edu/faculty/hstoll/index.html
- Paper: Social Heterogeneity and Party System Fragmentation in the United States: New Parties for New Groups?
- Assistant professor at Pittsburgh since 2005. Publishes in AJPS, JOP, JCR, IO, etc.. Substantive work focuses on the resolution of civil wars and the durability of peace after wars, as well as on the role of foreign aid in civil conflict.
- Website: http://www.pitt.edu/~burcu/
- Paper: Elections and Civil War
- About to begin a TT-position at Michigan State in Fall 2012. Currently finishing her PhD at Penn State, where her second field is in methods. Has spent time as a researcher at PRIO (Norway). Her substantive interest is in how the attributes of violent non-state actors (rebels) influence the dynamics of conflict.
- Website: http://www.personal.psu.edu/jlt312/
- Paper: Rewarding Bad Behavior: How Governments Respond to Rebel Group Tactics in Civil War
- Professor at University of Iowa. Her research explores political behavior, elections, and representation widely defined (specifically, voting, elections and representation, public opinion, American state politics, direct democracy, race/ethnicity, digital politics and information technology) and is published in JOP, AJPS, PRQ, etc.. Her most recent book, Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, was published in 2011 by the University of Chicago Press. She was chair of the first diversity committee for the Society of Political Methodology.
- Website: http://clas.uiowa.edu/polisci/people/caroline-j-tolbert
- Professor of Quantitative Political Science, Departments of Economics and Political Science, University of Warwick. She is currently one of the associate editors of Political Analysis, a executive committee member of the newly founded European Political Science Association, and was Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis for 4 years. Her research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, econometrics, and applied statistics, in particular economic policy diffusion and spillovers of monetary and tax policy, quantitative political methodology, especially pooled cross-section time series analysis, the trade off between bias and efficiency in finite sample econometrics and endogeneity issues. Her work has appeared in AJPS, BJPS, JCR, and Political Analysis, among others.
- Website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/academic/troeger/
- Professor of Political Science at Penn State and the Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts. Her research is in American politics, particularly urban, ethnic, and women’s politics. She is the author of nearly 150 scholarly articles and six books, two textbooks (including an American government textbook now in its eleventh edition), and three edited collections. She was recently named as one of the most cited political scientists of her generation. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Justice. She is also a member of the UIUC Alumni Hall of Fame.
- Website: http://www.la.psu.edu/about/administrative-directory/sxw11