Hoover Institution (Stanford, CA) - The Hoover Institution is pleased to welcome its 2023–24 class of the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows Program.

The diverse group of scholars represents a wide breadth of disciplines from prominent centers of academia across the nation. They take a pause from their customary professional responsibilities in order to come to Hoover, where they undertake unrestricted, rigorous, and creative research.

The fellowship offers unique resources, including access to the more than one million volumes and six thousand collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, a premier center of primary-source documentation for more than a century of political, economic, and social change. The program also enables national fellows to engage with resident Hoover scholars and draw on their cutting-edge research and practical experience at the top levels of national policymaking. In previous years, national fellows have included Condoleezza Rice, John F. Cogan, and Daniel Kessler. All are now senior fellows at the Hoover Institution.

The national fellows’ participation began on September 1, 2023, and ends August 31, 2024. All national fellows will be required to complete a significant research project and publishable manuscript while in residence at the Hoover Institution. They are also expected to engage in the intellectual life at Hoover and deliver a presentation about their research to an appropriate group of resident fellows.

Each year, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford University scholars nominate a group of national fellows for selection by the director of the Hoover Institution. The 2023–24 class features four distinguished individuals:

Kelly J. Shannon

Kelly J. Shannon is associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University, where she was previously the executive director of the Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and the Chastain-Johnston Middle Eastern Studies Distinguished Professor in Peace Studies. She specializes in the twentieth-century history of US foreign relations, with a particular focus on the Islamic world, Iran, and women’s human rights. She is the author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). She is currently working on a book on US relations with Iran during the first half of the twentieth century, entitled The Ties That Bind: U.S.-Iran Relations, 1905–1953, which is under contract with Columbia University Press. She received her PhD from Temple University.

Radek Paluszynski

Radek Paluszynski is an associate professor of economics at the University of Houston. His research focuses on the problems of time-inconsistent behavior in financial markets, with applications to sovereign debt and default, student loans, and insurance pricing. His latest work studies the changing landscape of financial intermediation in the modern economy; why traditional banks have been in retreat since the 2009 financial crisis; and why non-banks are on the rise. His research points to the role of regulation and the intangible economy in shaping these trends. He received a PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Peter Buisseret

Peter Buisseret is an assistant professor of government at Harvard University. He works in the fields of political economy and formal theory. His research uses the tools of game theory to study political institutions, how they structure political and economic incentives, and how they can be improved. His work appears in the American Political Science Review, the American Economic Review, and the American Journal of Political Science. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Chicago and the University of Warwick. He received his PhD from Princeton University.

Volha Charnysh

Volha Charnysh is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a faculty affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She works in the fields of historical political economy and comparative politics.  Her book, Uprooted: How Post–WWII Population Transfers Remade Europe (under contract, Cambridge University Press), studies the long-run effects of mass displacement on political and economic development using subnational data from postwar Poland and West Germany. Her other work examines the legacies of wartime violence and repression and the role of identity in state building and economic development. She received her PhD in government from Harvard University.

For more information on the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows Program, contact fellows program administrator Kathy Campitelli at kathy.campitelli@stanford.edu, (650) 725-8557.

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