Nick Clifford is a second year J.D. candidate in the Mauer School of Law. He holds a B.S. in Law and Public Policy from Indiana University and is interested in the intersection between law, philosophy, and economics. Nick’s main research focus is the political and legal thought of the Anti-Federalists. Specifically, he examines the Anti-Federalist understanding of federalism and their critique of large, complex, and elite governed institutions. Nick is also interested in what the Anti-Federalists can teach us about the problem of perpetuating institutions.
Thuy Ho is a PhD Student in the Department of Geography at Indiana University Bloomington. She holds a master’s in international development studies and a master’s in environmental studies from Ohio University. She was also a Fulbright scholar from 2014-2016. Thuy Ho’s interests are the geography of rural development, agrarian change, community-based institutions, and women-empowerment. She has professional experience in sustainable agricultural development and community-based development works. Her dissertation focuses on how small-scale farmer’s cooperatives manage land and water and negotiate contract farming in the Vietnam rice sector.
Janet Jock is a PhD student majoring in Policy Analysis at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Janet Jock's research focuses on the impact of cash and in-kind transfers on health and education outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.She also examines how program elements, such as bureaucratic representation and NGO service provision, impact transfer outcomes. Her current work examines the impact of pension eligibility on cognitive function and cognitive decline and the impact of conditional cash transfers, school food programs and NGO service provision of in-kind transfers on schooling outcomes. She has conducted research in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.
Dalya Manatova is a Ph.D candidate in Security Informatics at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. She studies cybercrime ecosystems and cyber threat intelligence. Dalya's research seeks to understand how cybercrime works, develops and interacts with other domains and how cyber threats can be detected and predicted more efficiently. Her past work includes developing a security vulnerability management tool, a framework for detecting and examining hacking communities online, and measuring social trust across criminal communities online. Currently, she examines the social and organizational dynamics of cybercriminal communities and organized syndicates, particularly the application of governance frameworks and institutional theories to cybercriminal actors.
Luis Navarro is a Ph.D student at Indiana University's O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, specializing in public finance and policy analysis. His research interests include state and local tax policy, fiscal federalism, and municipal bond markets. Luis aims to understand the fiscal relationships between different governments in a federalist system and the impact of their actions on fiscal externalities. He has worked as a financial advisor for governments in Mexico and holds a BA in Economics from ITAM.
Beatriz Lima Ribeiro earned a B.A. in Social Sciences and a M.A. in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília, Brazil. She is interested in Social-cultural Anthropology with focus on the study of politics, institutional ethnography, and multi-scale governance. She spent the last years studying the production and local implementation of international projects as well as the network of organizations part of this system, including environmental NGOs and indigenous organizations in the Brazilian Amazon. Now pursuing her PhD, she focuses on the dilemma of indigenous peoples’ participation in global environmental politics and governance.