John C. Stanko is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. Thon’s research focuses primarily on non-coercive influence in international relations by authoritarian governments, especially in the Eurasian region. John is particularly interested in the intersection between higher education and foreign policy. John’s work has been published in Global Studies Quarterly, and thon has also previously been a Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia Fellow, a Russian Studies Workshop Fellow at IU, a FLAS recipient, and a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad participant.
Diana Kapiszewski is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. Diana’s research focuses on law and legal institutions in Latin America, and qualitative research methods. She has conducted field research in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, engaging in elite interviewing and also using archival techniques, and has taught field research methods in multiple venues.
Amanda Lin is a Research Assistant for the Digital Fieldwork project. She is a rising senior at Georgetown University studying Government and History with a minor in French. Next year, she will be writing a history thesis on political theory in the French Revolution.
Lauren MacLean is the Arthur F. Bentley Chair and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University-Bloomington. Lauren examines the politics of state building, non-state service provision and everyday citizenship in Africa. She has conducted fieldwork since the 1990s in the U.S., Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kenya, often combining qualitative interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, archival research, and original survey research. In 2020, Lauren worked with coauthors to redesign a face-to-face survey and interview project to a phone survey.
Lahra Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and the African Studies Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She conducts research on citizenship, migration and political identities and institutions, with a focus on African politics. She has done qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork in Eastern and Southern Africa for almost two decades and has recently begun a virtual interviewing project in Kenya with High School History & Civics teachers interrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daniel Solomon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where his dissertation research centers on the determinants, dynamics, and effects of pogroms in Nazi Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His research has been published in Comparative Politics and Genocide Studies and Prevention. In addition to his PhD work, he is an associate research fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and an Affiliated Scholar at the International Justice Lab at the College of William & Mary.
John C. Stanko