S. Erdem Aytaç is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Koç University in Istanbul. His research focuses on electoral accountability and political participation. He is the co-author (with Susan Stokes) of Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
Marie Berry is Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She a feminist sociologist and writer focused on mass violence, gender, politics. She is the author of War, Women, and Power (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and the director of the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative, an effort to elevate and amplify the work that women activists are doing at the grassroots to advance peace, justice, and human rights across the world.
André Blais is Professor in the department of political science at the University of Montreal, where he holds a Research Chair in Electoral Studies. He studies elections and voting behavior, with a particular interest for turnout, electoral systems and strategic voting. His most recent book is The Motivation to Vote (UBC Press, 2020).
Damien Bol is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Economy of King’s College London. His research is at the intersection of political behavior, comparative politics and political economy. He studies how political institutions shape the behavior of voters and parties and how these actors shape political institutions in return. He is the Director of the Quantitative Political Economy Research Group of King’s College London.
Jennifer Gandhi is Professor of Political Science at Emory University. Her research focuses on authoritarian regimes and democratic transitions, with a particular focus on institutions such as legislatures and elections. She is the author of Political Institutions under Dictatorship (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and co-editor of The Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions (Routledge, 2015).
Tim Haughton is Associate Professor of European Politics at the University of Birmingham. His research interests encompass electoral and party politics, campaigning, and the domestic politics of Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. His most recent book is The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2020) co-authored with Kevin Deegan-Krause.
Michael Laver is Emeritus Professor of Politics at New York University and Visiting Professor of Methodology at the London School of Economics. Among other publications he is coauthor (with Norman Schofield) of Multiparty Politics (republished in 1998 by University of Michigan Press) and (with Kenneth A. Shepsle) of Making and Breaking Governments (Cambridge University Press, 1996)..
Hilary Matfess is an Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a Research Fellow at the Research on International Policy Implementation Lab. Her research focuses on gender and governance, particularly in conflict-affected contexts. Her first book is Women and the War on Boko Haram (Zed Books 2017).
Bethany Lacina is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester. She is the author of Rival Claims: Ethnic Violence and Territorial Autonomy under Indian Federalism (2017) and Nativism and Economic Integration across the Developing World (2019) with Rikhil Bhavnani.
Jennifer L. Merolla is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on how the political environment shapes public opinion and political behavior. She is co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public (Chicago, 2009), Framing Immigrants: News Coverage, Public Opinion and Policy (Russell Sage, 2016), and Change and Continuity in the 2020 Elections (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).
Monika Nalepa is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. With a focus on post-communist Europe, her research interests include transitional justice, parties and legislatures, and game-theoretic approaches to comparative politics. She is the author Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and After Authoritarianism: Transitional Justice and Democratic Stability (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Andrew Rudalevige is Thomas Brackett Reed Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College. Past head of the Presidents and Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association, his research centers on the U.S. presidency and its interbranch relations. Recent books include By Executive Order (Princeton University Press, 2021), the co-authored textbook The Politics of the Presidency (CQ Press, 2021), and the co-edited volume Executive Policymaking (Brookings, 2020).
Laura B. Stephenson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario and co-director of the Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-Dem). She studies elections and political behaviour. Her recent publications include Provincial Battles, National Prize? Elections in a Federal State (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019) and The Many Faces of Strategic Voting (University of Michigan Press, 2018). She was a principal investigator of the 2019 and 2021 Canadian Election Studies.
Susan Stokes is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and Director of the Chicago Center on Democracy. Her research interests include democratic theory and how democracy functions in developing societies; distributive politics; and comparative political behavior. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Fulbright, the American Philosophical Society, and the Russell Sage Foundation. Her most recent book, co-authored with S. Erdem Aytac, is Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in Elections and Protests (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics at New York University, Director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia, co-Director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Politics, and co-author/editor of the award-winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post. His research focuses on the intersection of social media and politics, as well as mass political behavior in post-communist countries. His most recent book is the co-edited Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Cristian Vaccari is Professor of Political Communication and Director of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, UK. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Press/Politics and the author of Digital Politics in Western Democracies: A Comparative Study (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) and of Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Comparative Perspective (with Augusto Valeriani, Oxford University Press, 2021).
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and Director of LAPOP Lab, where she directs the award-winning AmericasBarometer. She chairs the Comparative Study of Election Systems Planning Committee for Module 6. Her research focuses on voting, representation, charisma, crisis, and democracy. She is co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public (Chicago, 2009) and co-editor of The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts (Michigan, 2015).