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G. Aldo Antonelli, UC Davis

G. Aldo Antonelli, UC Davis

G. Aldo Antonelli was a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Davis and a member of the ISS executive committee. His research focus was in pure and applied logic, especially the semantics of generalized quantifiers and "abstractionist" approaches to formal arithmetic.

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Susan Athey, Stanford

Susan Athey, Stanford

Susan Athey is the economics of technology professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory and applied econometrics.

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George Barnett, UC Davis

George Barnett, UC Davis

George Barnett is a professor and chair of communication at the University of California, Davis. His research interests focus on social and cognitive system dynamics and the examination of social and communication networks.

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Santiago Barreda, UC Davis

Santiago Barreda, UC Davis

Santiago Barreda, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of California, Davis, studies vowel perception with a focus on the active role of the listener.

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Charlotte Biltekoff, UC Davis

Charlotte Biltekoff, UC Davis

Charlotte Biltekoff is an associate professor of American studies and food science and technology at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of dietary health and the values and beliefs that shape American eating habits.

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Amber Boydstun, UC Davis

Amber Boydstun, UC Davis

Boydstun is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Davis. She studies the causes, dynamics and political effects of media attention and media framing.

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Sarah Brosnan, Georgia State University

Sarah Brosnan, Georgia State University

Sarah Brosnan is an associate professor of psychology and a member of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University. Her work explores mechanisms underlying cooperation, reciprocity, inequity, and other economic decisions in nonhuman primates from an evolutionary perspective.

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A. Colin Cameron, UC Davis

A. Colin Cameron, UC Davis

A. Colin Cameron is a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. His research specialty is econometric theory for cross-section data, especially count data, and applications to labor economics and health economics data.

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Margaret Crofoot, UC Davis

Margaret Crofoot, UC Davis

Margaret Crofoot is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California Davis and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences executive committee. Her research focuses on the behavior and ecology of social animals, particularly focusing on primates.

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Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School

Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School

Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, uses experimental methods to investigate how people judge and influence each other and themselves.

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Jochen Ditterich, UC Davis

Jochen Ditterich, UC Davis

Jochen Ditterich is an associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior (NPB) at UC Davis. He is also a core faculty member at the Center for Neuroscience. His research focuses on neural mechanisms underlying higher-order brain functions linking perception and action, especially decision-making.

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Raissa D'Souza, UC Davis

Raissa D'Souza, UC Davis

Raissa M. D’Souza is a professor of computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering. Her research focuses on Complex networks, percolation, cascades and systems of complex systems.

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Joseph Dumit, UC Davis

Joseph Dumit, UC Davis

Joseph Dumit is the Director of ISS and a Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and of Anthropology at University of California, Davis. His research examines how science and medicine change, and how the lives of Americans, including consumers, patients, doctors and scientists also change as the nature of facts and evidence change.

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Kimberly Elsbach, UC Davis

Kimberly Elsbach, UC Davis

Kimberly Elsbach is associate dean, professor of organizational behavior and Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in leadership at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. She studies the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity.

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Patrick Farrell, UC Davis

Patrick Farrell, UC Davis

Patrick Farrell is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Davis and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences executive committee. He primarily studies issues in English and comparative syntax and semantics from various theoretical orientations in both generative and cognitive/functional traditions.

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Bo Feng, UC Davis

Bo Feng, UC Davis

An associate professor in communication at the University of California, Davis, Bo Feng’s research examines supportive communication in traditional face-to-face and close relationship contexts.

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James Fowler, UC San Diego

James Fowler, UC San Diego

James Fowler is a professor of political science and medical genetics at the University of California, San Diego. His work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on social networks, behavior, evolution, politics, genetics, and big data.

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Justin Grimmer, Stanford

Justin Grimmer, Stanford

Justin Grimmer is an associate professor of political sciences at Stanford. His research focuses on Congress, representation, bureaucracy and political methodology.

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Amanda E. Guyer, UC Davis

Amanda E. Guyer, UC Davis

Amanda E. Guyer, an associate professor of human ecology at the University of California, Davis and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Poverty Research. She studies the biological, cognitive, social-emotional, stages of human development and its impact on mental health. She is a 2014-15 Chancellor's Fellow.

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Ellen Hartigan-O\u2019Connor, UC Davis

Ellen Hartigan-O\u2019Connor, UC Davis

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences executive committee. She studies cross-cultural women’s and gender history, economic and labor history, law, culture and society, and popular folk cultures in the United States.

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David Henkin, UC Berkeley

David Henkin, UC Berkeley

David Henkin, professor of history at UC Berkeley, studies urban and cultural America since the 19th Century.

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Martin Hilbert, UC Davis

Martin Hilbert, UC Davis

Martin Hilbert is an assistant professor of communication at the University of California, Davis. His work explores the role of information, communication, and knowledge in the development of complex social systems.

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Hildegarde Heymann, UC Davis

Hildegarde Heymann, UC Davis

Hildegarde Heymann is a distinguished professor of viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis. She has worked in all areas of sensory science and has evaluated numerous food and non-food products with descriptive analysis methodology and multivariate data analyses.

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Matthew Jackson, Stanford University

Matthew Jackson, Stanford University

Matthew Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research areas include microeconomics, game theory, social networks and political economy.

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Brad Jones, UC Davis

Brad Jones, UC Davis

Bradford Jones is a professor of political science and director of graduate studies at the University of California, Davis. He is also a member of the Institute for Social Sciences executive committee. His research focuses on race and ethnic politics in the US, immigration opinion and legislative behavior on immigration issues.

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Caren Kaplan, UC Davis

Caren Kaplan, UC Davis

Caren Kaplan is a professor of American studies at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on transnational feminism and turning the critical lens of cultural studies upon topics such as travel, visual culture, militarization and the construction of consumer subjects.

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Alison Ledgerwood, UC Davis

Alison Ledgerwood, UC Davis

Alison Ledgerwood is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences Executive Committee. Her research centers around the social psychological tools that humans have developed to help them reach across separations between self and other, now and future, here and there, and us and them.

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Brenda McCowan, UC Davis

Brenda McCowan, UC Davis

Brenda McCowan is a professor of population health & reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also the director of the McCowan Animal Behavior Laboratory for Welfare and Conservation.

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G. Cristina Mora, UC Berkeley

G. Cristina Mora, UC Berkeley

G. Cristina Mora is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic categorization, organizations and immigration.

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Jorge Pe\u00f1a, UC Davis

Jorge Pe\u00f1a, UC Davis

Jorge Peña is an assistant professor of communication at the University of California, Davis. His research examines the cognitive, emotional and behavioral foundations of computer-mediated interaction.

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Clifford Saron, UC Davis

Clifford Saron, UC Davis

Clifford Saron is an associate research scientist in the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. He studies the training of attention and emotion regulation.

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Sheryl-Ann Simpson, UC Davis

Sheryl-Ann Simpson, UC Davis

Sheryl-Ann Simpson, an assistant professor of human ecology at the University of California, Davis, studies urban issues, including immigration, housing and urban health.

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Kimberlee Shauman, UC Davis

Kimberlee Shauman, UC Davis

Kimberlee Shauman is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences executive committee. Her research examines the intersection of family structure, labor market structure, and career processes in the causes and consequences of family migration.

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Brian Skyrms, UC Irvine

Brian Skyrms, UC Irvine

Brian Skyrms is a distinguished professor of logic and philosophy of science and economics at the University of California, Irvine. He has worked on problems in the philosophy of science, causation, decision theory, game theory and the foundations of probability.

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Chris Smith, UC Davis

Chris Smith, UC Davis

Chris Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will join the sociology faculty at the University of California, Davis in fall 2015. Her areas of specialization include crime and inequality, gender and crime, historical research methods, social network analysis and urban sociology.

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Duncan Temple Lang, UC Davis

Duncan Temple Lang, UC Davis

Duncan Temple Lang is a professor of statistics at the University of California, Davis, director of the Data Sciences Initiative and a 2015 ISS Fellow. His research focuses on innovations in information technology and integrating computer science research concepts with the process of scientific and statistical research.

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Carolyn Thomas, UC Davis

Carolyn Thomas, UC Davis

Carolyn Thomas, professor of American studies at the University of California, Davis, studies the relationship between technology and health, production, and consumption in the U.S.

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Cecilia Tsu, UC Davis

Cecilia Tsu, UC Davis

Celia Tsu, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, studies Asian American history, race and ethnicity, immigration, California and the American West, gender, and agricultural and rural history.

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