Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. In 2010 he received an advanced European Research Council grant and in 2011 was awarded a Humboldt Research prize. Marks’ recent publications include the first three books in a multi-volume project developing a Postfunctionalist theory of Governance (OUP): Measuring Regional Authority (2016); Community, Scale and Regional Governance (2016); and Measuring International Authority (2017). For more details, see his homepage.
Marco Steenbergen is Professor of Political Methodology at the University of Zurich. His most recent book is titled The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy. He has published widely on party positioning, expert survey methodology, political methodology, and political psychology.
Ryan Bakker is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. His research interests include party politics and public opinion in the European Union and quantitative research methodology. He has recently published in Political Analysis, European Union Politics, and Electoral Studies.
Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. In 2017 she received with longtime collaborator Gary Marks, the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Scholar Award for Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the APSA. Hooghe’s recent co-authored books include The European Commission in the 21st Century (OUP, 2013); Measuring Regional Authority (OUP, 2016); Community, Scale and Regional Governance (OUP, 2016); and Measuring International Authority (OUP, 2017). For more details, see her homepage.
Seth Jolly is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His research focuses on party competition and political behavior in the European Union. His book, The European Union and the Rise of Regionalist Parties, was published by University of Michigan Press in 2015.
Jonathan Polk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Centre for European Research (CERGU) at the University of Gothenburg. His teaching and research interests include party competition, EU politics, representation, and political participation in European democracies.
Jan Rovny is an assistant professor at the Centre d’études européennes and LIEPP at Sciences Po, Paris. His research concentrates on political competition in Europe with the aim of uncovering the political conflict lines in different countries. It explores the issues that political parties contest across the continent, the strategies that different parties follow, as well as the preferences and voting patterns of voters. For more details, see Jan's homepage.
Milada Vachudova is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration after Communism (Oxford University Press, 2005), which was awarded the XIIth Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. She has published widely on post- communist democratization, EU enlargement and the impact of international actors on domestic political change.