The Hoover Institution Welcomes 2020–21 Class Of National Fellows

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution is pleased to welcome its 2020–21 class of the Glenn Campbell and Rita-Ricardo Campbell National Fellows Program.

The diverse group of scholars represent a wide breadth of disciplines from prominent centers of academia, business, and public policy around the world. They come to Hoover free from their professional responsibilities in order to 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, the premier center of primary source documentation about 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 policy making.

The national fellows’ participation began on September 1, 2020, and ends August 31, 2021. 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 2020–21 class features eight distinguished individuals:

Leonardo Baccini is professor of international political economy in the department of Political Science at McGill University. During his Hoover fellowship, Baccini will explore how trade liberalization and automation affect the support of populism in both the European Union and the United States.



Yvonne Chiu is a professor of strategy and policy at the US Naval War College and works on just war theory, international ethics, comparative thought, and authoritarianism. Her research at the Hoover Institution will focus on Hong Kong and East Asia.



Gerardo Con Diaz is an associate professor of science and technology at University of California–Davis, an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and editor in chief of Annals of the History of Computing. His research focuses on information technology law and the political economy of computing and telecommunications.



Saad Gulzar is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. His research interests are in the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a regional focus on South Asia.



Michael T. Hartney is an assistant professor of political science at Boston College. During his fellowship year at Hoover, he will complete a book that examines the causes and consequences of the political power of teachers’ unions in American education.



Brad Larsen is an assistant professor in the department of economics at Stanford University. His research focus is on empirical applied microeconomics and data methods, with emphasis on bargaining and occupational licensing.



Zachary Peskowitz is an associate professor of political science at Emory University. His primary research focus is on empirical American politics and how elections affect policy outcomes.



Angelino Viceisza is an associate professor of economics at Spelman College, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a board member of the National Economic Association. His research examines the microeconomics of poverty and wealth creation, particularly in developing countries.



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