Research for Democracy

Connecting journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders with America’s top researchers to improve policy and strengthen democracy.

Policy Impact

SSN researchers work to solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

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Across the Aisle

Scholars work with leaders across the political spectrum.

Top University Scholars

A network of nearly 1,000 leading scholars with peer-reviewed research.

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In the States

SSN chapters connect state leaders with local experts.

About the Scholars Strategy Network

The Scholars Strategy Network is a one-stop resource that connects journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders to America’s top scholars and their research. Together they inform news and help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

Across the country, chapters and scholars volunteer their research, time, and energy. Scholars join the network to become part of a community of leading researchers who are dedicated to improving policy and strengthening democracy.

Through the network, journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders connect with responsive scholars and jargon-free research to support their work.
 

Want to improve policy and strengthen democracy?

Come work for us! View open positions here.

 

Steering Committee
Skocpol
Theda Skocpol
Director of the Scholars Strategy Network; Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
Bowditch
Robert S. Bowditch, Jr.
Chair of the Board of the Scholars Strategy Network, and the Founder and Senior Partner of MB Associates
desJardins
David desJardins
Consultant and Investor
Wasserman
Lee Wasserman
Director and Secretary, Rockefeller Family Fund
Jacobs
Lawrence R. Jacobs
Member of SSN Steering Committee and Director of the Minneapolis-St. Paul SSN Regional Network; Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair of Political Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Hubert Humphrey School and Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
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Jacob S. Hacker
Member of SSN Steering Committee and Co-Director of the New Haven SSN Regional Network; Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
Fried
Amy Fried
Co-Director of the Maine SSN Regional Network; Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Mettler
Suzanne Mettler
Member of SSN Steering Committee; Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions, Department of Government, Cornell University
Simmons
Ian Simmons
Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, President of Foundation for Civic Leadership
Staff
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Peter Berard
Program and Training Manager
Camacho
Sayil Camacho
Scholars Strategy Network Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
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Dorie Campbell
Junior Research and Policy Fellow
de Castro
Theo de Castro
Massachusetts Organizing Fellow
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Miranda Cawley
Content Manager
Doemer
Dominik Doemer
Communications Manager
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Kelsie George
Civic Engagement Manager
Ghedi-Ehrlich
Lizzy Ghedi-Ehrlich
Director of Policy for Women's Health and Equality
Green
Avi Green
Executive Director
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Natalie D. Hengstebeck
Scholars Strategy Network Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
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Ana Fernanda Hidalgo
Development Assistant for Data & Research
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Daniel Lanford
Scholars Strategy Network Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Jared Loggins
Senior Research & Policy Fellow
Maynard-Moll
Paola Maynard-Moll
Director of Policy
Mendoza
Adriana Mendoza
Chief Development Officer
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Kristina Owen Mensik
Research & Policy Fellow
Miyamoto
Ben Miyamoto
Associate Director of Research and Policy
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Leslie Myers
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
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Shira Rascoe
Director of Communications
Reuter
Hannah Reuter
Associate Director of Public Policy
Tormos
Fernando Tormos
Scholars Strategy Network Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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