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Announcing Our Occasional Contributors

- May 26, 2011

The Monkey Cage has always benefited from guest-bloggers or people who send posts to us for consideration.  Several of these people have agreed to become “occasional contributors” to the blog.  In some cases, they’ve been occasional contributors all along, and we simply haven’t been gallant enough to put them on the masthead.  Well, no more!  You’ll see a new addition to the sidebar at right.  And here is more information about each of them:

* <a href=”http://home.gwu.edu/~binder/”>Sarah Binder</a> is a colleague here in GW’s political science department and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.  She studies legislative institutions and has blogged for us on and off since the blog’s early days.  For example, here she explains reconciliation.  You can find more posts here.

* <a href=”http://echenoweth.faculty.wesleyan.edu/”>Erica Chenoweth</a> is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wesleyan.  She studies terrorism, civil war, and other good stuff.  Here are her posts for us.  Her first post (on non-violence) ended up getting enough attention that the New York Times commissioned this op-ed from her.

* <a href=”http://politicalscience.stanford.edu/faculty/fearon.html”>James Fearon</a> is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford.  His research centers on international security, ethnic conflict, and civil war.  Here and here are his previous posts for us.  Here is his 2006 testimony (.doc) on civil war and Iraq before the House Sub-Committee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations.

* <a href=”http://people.iq.harvard.edu/~dhopkins/”>Daniel Hopkins</a> is an Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown.  He studies race and ethnic politics, local politics, and quantitative methodology.  Here are various posts by Dan or by us about his work.

* <a href=”http://www.as.miami.edu/personal/gkoger/”>Gregory Koger</a> is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami.  He studies legislative institutions and just published a widely reviewed book on the filibuster.  His guest-blogging stint about the filibuster is here.  His posts helped earn him a lot of well-deserved media attention.

* <a href=”http://users.dickinson.edu/~rudaleva/”>Andrew Rudalevige</a> is Associate Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College.  His research focuses on the presidency.  Here are his previous guest posts — e.g., this one on the Obama presidency to date.

These folks won’t necessarily be writing every day or every week, as Henry, Erik, Andy, Josh, and I do.  But you’ll be hearing from them off and on in the months ahead.  We are grateful for their contributions.