Stephen Ansolabehere is professor of government at Harvard University.
H. Jacob Carlson is a sociology PhD student at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has written on the role of public-sector companies in shaping Bangalore’s economic trajectory. He is working on a dissertation that looks at dilemmas of state spending and community-level democracy through the lens of new public transit investments.
Jane L. Collins is professor of community and environmental sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her writing about low-wage labor markets includes Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom in the Low Wage Labor Market (with Victoria Mayer) and Threads: Gender, Labor and Power in the Global Apparel Industry. Her newest book is The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think About the Economy.
Myron P. Gutmann is professor of history and director of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado–Boulder. His research focuses on the relationship between population and environment and on effective management and preservation of research data. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was president of the Social Science History Association in 2015–16. He is the lead author of “Migration in the 1930s: Beyond the Dust Bowl,” in volume 40 of Social Science History.
Jennifer Rose Hopper is an assistant professor of political science at Southern Connecticut State University. Her work focuses on the American presidency, mass media, and political communication. She is the author of the book Presidential Framing in the 21st Century News Media: The Politics of the Affordable Care Act (Routledge 2017).
Bruce A. Kimball is professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State University. His recent publications include “The Rising Cost of Higher Education: Charles Eliot’s ‘Free Money’ Strategy and the Beginning of Howard Bowen’s ‘Revenue Theory of Cost,’ 1869–1979,” Journal of Higher Education (2014); “The First Campaign and the Paradoxical Transformation of Fundraising in American Higher Education, 1915–1925,” Teachers College Record (2014); and On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century (2015), co-authored with Daniel Coquillette.
Jeremy B. Luke is a PhD candidate in education policy at Ohio State University. His work focuses on trends in cost escalation in American higher education, 1875–1930. He and Bruce Kimball have co-authored “Measuring Cost Escalation in the Formative Era of US Higher Education, 1875–1930,” Historical Methods (2016) and “The Formative Financial Era of the ‘Major Professional Schools’: Schools of Medicine, Law, and Business at Columbia and Harvard, 1890–1950” (forthcoming). He has [End Page 159] additional academic interests in the effects of marketization on modern educational institutions in the United States.
Maxwell Palmer is assistant professor of political science at Boston University.
Benjamin Schneer is assistant professor of political science at Florida State University.
Alexandre I. R. White is a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow and PhD candidate in sociology at Boston University. He holds a BA in black studies from Amherst College (2010) and a MSc. in race, ethnicity, and postcolonial studies from the London School of Economics. His current research focuses on global and transnational responses to pandemics in both present-day and colonial settings. He has no publications to date. [End Page 160]