Visiting Researchers

On an occasional basis, the Foundation has one or two available office spaces and considers applications for short-term fellowships (2-3 months) by scholars who are conducting research relevant to the Foundation’s priority areas.

Click here for more information on applying to be a Visiting Researcher.


2016–2017 Visiting Researchers

Mark Baldassare

Mark Baldassare is president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California, where he holds the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Public Policy. He is a leading expert on public opinion and survey methodology, and has directed the PPIC Statewide Survey since 1998. Before joining PPIC, he was a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of California, Irvine, where he held the Johnson Chair in Civic Governance. 

Jane Mansbridge

Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of free-rider problems.

Wendy Roth

Wendy Roth is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She joined the department in 2006 after receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University. Roth is a sociologist of race, ethnicity, and immigration, with substantive interests in Latin America, transnational processes, multiracial populations and identities, and intersections of race and genomics.


Past Visiting Researchers


  • Ajay Chaudry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Steven Greenhouse, New York Times 
  • Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect 
  • Daniel S. Nagin, Carnegie Mellon University

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