2017-2018 Visiting Scholars

Brandon Davis

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Brandon DavisBrandon DavisBrandon R. Davis earned his PhD in Political Science from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He also holds an MSW from Alabama A&M University and an MA in Gender and Race Studies from the University of Alabama. His research focuses on American Politics, Public Policy and American Political Development. Brandon is interested in political behavior, social control, and institutions.




Danilo Freire: Postdoctoral Research AssociateDanilo Freire: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Danilo Freire

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Danilo Freire's research interests include political violence, organized crime, latin American politics, and quantitative research methods. Danilo received a PhD in Political Economy from King's College London, a BA and an MA in Political Science from the University of São Paulo, and an MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. 


Glory Liu: Postdoctoral Research AssociateGlory Liu: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Glory Liu

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Glory Liu received her PhD in Political Science from Stanford University, specializing in political theory and American politics. Her current book project, Inventing the Invisible Hand, is based on her doctoral work on the reception of Adam Smith's works in American thought, culture, and politics. Other research projects include survey experiements on American beliefs about inequality and fairness, and a text-as-data project analyzing ideas about trade in American legislative debates. She holds an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History and an MPhil in Classics from Cambridge University, and a BA in political Economy and Classics from University of California, Berkeley. 


Natalya Naumenko: Postdoctoral Research AssociateNatalya Naumenko: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Natalya Naumenko

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Natalya Naumenko received a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in June 2018. She holds a 2017 Sokoloff Dissertation Fellowship from the Economic History Association. In her dissertation she studies the causes and consequences of the 1933 famine that killed six to eight million people in the Soviet Union. Her research interests concentrate on economic history and political economy.