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Posted July, 2019

  • Jan Vogler will join us as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Political Economy of Good Government (Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics & the Democracy Initiative). He recently completed his Ph.D. in political science–with a specialization in political economy and political methodology–at Duke University. His dissertation is entitled, “The Political Economy of Public Bureaucracy: The Emergence of Modern Administrative Organizations.” Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Jan received a B.A. in political science from the Free University of Berlin and a M.Sc. (with distinction) in international relations (research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. While completing his undergraduate degree, he studied economics as an additional minor and spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley. At UVA, he will be working on a number of topics, including state-citizen interactions, the interruption of self-government, and the quality of public institutions. His website is here:   

Posted June, 2019

  • Jessica Ann Levy will join us as a postdoc for the next two years in the history of corruption and injustice. She earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is currently a postdoctoral reseach associate in African-American Studies at Princeton University. At UVA, she will be working on a book project entitled Black Power, Inc.: Corporatizing Anti-Racist Struggles in the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa. You can read more about her work here:

  • Shan Aman-Rana (PhD candidate, London School of Economics) will be joining the Department of Economics and UVA-CLEAR as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2019. Aman-Rana's research is on Development Economics and Organizational Economics, with her research examining incentives for bureaucratic promotions in the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS, in which she has also served). Her website is

  • Vineet Kapoor will be joining UVA-CLEAR as a Visiting Professor of Practice for 2019-20. Dr. Kapoor is currently a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer in India who also has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has worked with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, been Principal of the two main Police Academies in Madhya Pradesh state, and also published a number of academic papers on human rights practices in policing.
  • Professor Debbie Hellman’s paper, A Theory of Bribery  won the American Philosophical Association's Fred R. Berger Prize for the best published paper from the prior two years in the field of Law and Philosophy.