CASBS Names 38 to 2021-22 Fellows Class

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has announced its 2021-22 fellows class of 38 scholars representing 19 U.S. institutions and nine international institutions and programs.

Members of the 2021-22 CASBS class conduct research in a variety of fields in the social and behavioral sciences and cognate disciplines: anthropology, applied behavioral science, communication, computer science and engineering, cultural studies, economics, education, history, information science, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs, public policy and urban studies, science writing, and sociology. The class also embodies the full range of diversity – of age, ethnicity, gender, and race – that has been a CASBS signature feature.


“Each academic year, CASBS renews itself as an intellectual community like no other,” said Sally Schroeder, the Center’s associate director. “So much of the revitalization depends on CASBS attracting superb cross-disciplinary thinkers who interact in ways that make the fellows cohort so much greater than the sum of individual minds. And this is the hallmark of the program.”

Though uncertainties related to the COVID pandemic persist, the Center expects that most, if not all, aspects of the 2021-22 fellowship program – including its residential aspects – will proceed without delay or disruption.

The 2021-22 class (in alphabetical order). Several fellowships are funded by some of CASBS’s partner fellowship programs, and those are noted where applicable.

Eduardo Araral, Public Affairs and Public Policy, National University of Singapore (National University of Singapore Fellow)

Robert Aronowitz, History, University of Pennsylvania

Jenna Bednar, Political Science, University of Michigan

Aisha Beliso-De Jesus. Anthropology, Princeton University

Michael Bernstein, Computer Sciences and Engineering, Stanford University

Sufen Chen, Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellow funded by the Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center within the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan)

Scott Cummings, Law, University of California, Los Angeles

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Information Science, Cornell University

Lauren Davenport, Political Science, Stanford University

Paolo de Renzio, Public Affairs and Public Policy, International Budget Partnership

Gary Evans, Psychology. Cornell University

Megan Finn, Information Science, University of Washington

Jennifer Gómez, Psychology, Wayne State University

Anna Grzymala-Busse, Political Science, Stanford University

Stefan Houpt, Economics, University Carlos III of Madrid

Hakeem Jefferson, Political Science, Stanford University

Amalia Kessler, Law, Stanford University

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Communication, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Thomas Levenson, Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Julie Livingston, History, New York University

Brandeis Marshall, Computer Sciences and Engineering, Spelman College

Teresa McCarty, Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Helen Milner, Political Science, Princeton University

Kris Mitchener, Economics, Santa Clara University

Kevin Mumford, History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Jules Naudet, Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Arcade Ndoricimpa, Economics, University of Burundi (STIAS-Iso Lomso fellow supported in collaboration with South Africa’s Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study)

Laikwan Pang, Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK-Stanford University CASBS fellow supported by the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Alejandro Pérez Carballo, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laurence Ralph, Anthropology, Princeton University

Leigh Raymond, Public Affairs and Public Policy. Purdue University

Jennifer Richeson, Psychology, Yale University

Piyush Tantia, Applied Behavioral Science, ideas42

Steven Teles, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Daniel Treisman, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Mpho Tshivhase, Philosophy, University of Pretoria

Edward Walker, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Chung-li Wu, Political Science, Academia Sinica (Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellow funded by the Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center within the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan)

It is possible that one or more fellows will be added to the class in the coming months.

In addition to fellows, the Center has three other appointment designations: visiting scholars (academics who are spouses/partners of fellows), research affiliates (non-Stanford scholars who lead CASBS-based projects), and faculty fellows (Stanford faculty who lead CASBS-based projects). The Center will finalize these appointments by late spring or summer.

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The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is a national and international resource that exists to extend knowledge of the principles governing human behavior to help solve the critical problems of contemporary society. Through our residential postdoctoral fellowship programs for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad, we seek to advance basic understanding of the social, psychological, historical, biological and cultural foundations of behavior and society.

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