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  • Derek Holliday

    Derek Holliday

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioDerek Holliday is a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Polarization Research Lab, a cross-university lab between Stanford, Dartmouth, and UPenn researching affective polarization, social trust, and political violence. His research focuses on political representation, opinion, and behavior, especially in state and local politics. His methodological interests include survey experiments, text-as-data, and applications of machine learning in social science.

    Derek received his PhD in Political Science in 2023 from UCLA, where he jointly obtained an MS in Statistics. At UCLA, he was the project coordinator for Nationscape, a U.S. election survey that interviewed almost half a million respondents through the 2020 Presidential campaign. Additionally, he worked as a research analyst for the UCLA COVID-19 Health and Politics Project, a collaboration between social scientists and doctors measuring people’s pandemic experiences and attitudes. Work from the project has been featured in the New York Times and published in Vaccine.

  • Alba Huidobro

    Alba Huidobro

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioAlba Huidobro is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL) and the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. Huidobro received her PhD from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) in July 2022. As a graduate student, Huidobro was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute, the University of Oxford, and UC Berkeley. Huidobro specializes in comparative politics, elites' political behavior and gender whose research explores gender inequalities in the political sphere by analyzing how political leaders' attitudes and personal characteristics define women's selection into politics and governments. Combining observational and experimental data, Huidobro demonstrates that governments’ negotiation dynamics could help explain a significant share of the gender gap in top political positions.

  • Marc Jacob

    Marc Jacob

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioMarc Jacob is a postdoctoral fellow with the Polarization Research Lab, a cross-university lab between Stanford, Dartmouth, and UPenn. His research interests are broadly focused on comparative politics, political economy, and political behavior. Marc uses experimental and causal inference research designs, as well as conducts comparative case studies, to examine the conditions under which citizens constrain politicians in their attempts to undermine democratic institutions. While he primarily focuses on European democracies, some of his work also covers the United States.

  • Jacob Jaffe

    Jacob Jaffe

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioJacob Jaffe is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science and the Hoover Institute. Jaffe defended his Ph.D. dissertation from MIT in July of 2023. Jaffe specializes in American Politics and Methodology. His work explores the administration of American elections, trust in government, and public opinion. In combining large observational datasets and experimental ones, Jaffe shows how elite behavior and policy govern how Americans experience elections and political life as a whole.

  • Simon Sihang Luo

    Simon Sihang Luo

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Political Science

    BioSimon Sihang Luo is a political theorist whose work focuses on comparative political theory, contemporary political theory, and radicalism. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University, Bloomington.

    Simon’s current book project investigates the multiple uses of the memories of the Cultural Revolution in theoretical debates in the contemporary Chinese intellectual sphere. By tracing the genealogy of Cultural Revolution memories in post-Mao China, the book project demonstrates how political actors holding different ideological positions make the Cultural Revolution a usable past as they articulate different visions of China’s political future. By so doing, the book project analyzes how the past is useful for democratic and antidemocratic politics in a rapidly changing society, and how narratives of a revolutionary historical event constitute a repertoire of political knowledge for the public sphere.

    Simon has published scholarly articles about democratic theory and global encounters of ideas. In public writings in both English and Chinese, Simon has written about the history of political thought, political emotions, historical interpretations, labor politics, and the transnational dissemination of political knowledge.

    Simon has taught multiple courses, in various roles, in political theory, Chinese politics, American politics, and ethics. At Stanford, Simon will continue to bring his research interests to the pressing issues in domestic and global politics of our age in his classroom, and offer courses related to political memories, citizenship, radical political theory, and the rise of China.