Adam Bonica was a national fellow for the academic year 2014-15 at the Hoover Institution. He is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. His research examines American political ideology, campaign finance, interest group politics, and judicial politics. The focus of his research has been the development of a methodology for measuring the ideology of political actors using campaign finance records. By leveraging a large-scale database of contributions made to campaigns at every level of American politics, the method is able to recover a unified set of ideological measures for a wide range of political candidates as well as thousands of political organizations and millions of individual donors. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic Perspectives,Legislative Studies Quarterly, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and JAMA Internal Medicine. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University.