The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University has named 28 scholars to its fellowship class of 2014-15. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. The incoming class represents a diversity of fields within the behavioral sciences: anthropology, communication, digital media and computer science, economics, education, history, linguistics, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, rhetoric, and sociology.
CASBS also has named seven visiting scholars, a list that may grow.
Fellows have played key roles in starting new fields, ranging from cognitive science to behavioral economics to the sociology of urban poverty, and have developed new policies and practices in fields as diverse as medicine, education, electoral politics, Third World development, and crime prevention. Fellows often have worked most effectively as part of a group that is dedicated to addressing a specific problem. We build on that tradition, and now not only invite groups who have their own agenda but also identify specific problems and recruit appropriate scientists and scholars to be members of groups that address these problems.
Since its founding, more than 2,300 scholars have been CASBS fellows, including 22 Nobel laureates, 14 Pulitzer Prize winners, 44 MacArthur Fellows, 13 recipients of the John Bates Clark medal in economics for scholars under 40 years of age, more than 100 recent Guggenheim fellowships, 22 winners of the Bancroft Prize, 20 recipients of the National Book Award, 21 recipients of the National Medal of Science and hundreds of members of the National Academy of Sciences. The vast majority of CASBS fellowships were awarded before these other prizes were given — underscoring our stellar record of identifying top talent at a critical period in their scholarly trajectory.
This year’s CASBS scholars, presented in alphabetical order along with their core discipline and current home institution, are:
Kyle Bagwell, Economics, Stanford University
Valentina Bosetti, Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
John Bound, Economics, University of Michigan
Ivano Caponigro, Linguistics, University of California at San Diego
Summerson Carr, Anthropology, University of Chicago
Charles S. Carver, Psychology, University of Miami
Damon Centola, Sociology, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Chwe, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles
Marianne Constable, Rhetoric/Law, University of California at Berkeley
Joshua Dienstag, Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles
Mary L. Dudziak, History, Emory University
Joan H. Fujimura, Sociology, University of Wisconsin
Arline T. Geronimus, Public Health/Population Studies, University of Michigan
Robert Gibbons, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D. Fox Harrell, Digital Media and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris S. Hulleman, Psychology/Education, University of Virginia
Katherine Isbister, Digital Media and Computer Science, New York University
Jenann T. Ismael, Philosophy, University of Arizona
Richard Leo, Sociology/Law, University of San Francisco
Kent Lightfoot, Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
Margaret O’Mara, History, University of Washington
Ann Shola Orloff, Sociology, Northwestern University
Parker Shipton, Anthropology, Boston University
Paul E. Starr, Sociology, Princeton University
Massimo Tavoni, Economics, Polytechnic University of Milan
Fred Turner, Communication, Stanford University
Maryanne Wolf, Psychology/Education, Tufts University
David Yeager, Psychology/Education, University of Texas
This year’s visiting scholars are:
Ann Baynes Coiro, English Literature, Rutgers University
Youngmee Kim, Psychology, University of Miami
Marshall Ganz, Sociology/Political Science, Harvard University
Arnold Milstein, Medicine, Stanford University
Frances Morphy, Anthropology, Australian National University
Howard Morphy, Anthropology, Australian National University
Peter Stansky, History, Stanford University
In addition to this year’s cohort of fellows and visiting scholars, at least two formally organized groups of collaborative scholars will use the Center as their base: the Mindset Collaborative, which studies and promotes a growth mindset, as it’s known, to enhance student learning and achievement; and the Clinical Excellence Research Center, which is designing and pilot-testing innovations in care delivery to safely slow national health care spending.
The coming year’s Mindset Collaborative scholars are Angela Duckworth, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania; Carol S. Dweck, Psychology, Stanford University; Ellen Konar, Business/Psychology, Mindset Works; and Greg Walton, Psychology, Stanford University.