At this time, membership to the AFA is by invitation.



David S. Abrams

Professor of Law, Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania 

Lama Abu-Odeh

Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University

Colin C. Adams

Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics, Williams College 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Carlos R. Baiz

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas-Austin 

David Baker

Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan

Susan McWilliams Barndt

Barndt Professor of Politics, Pomona College

Marco Battaglini

Edward H. Meyer Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Stacie E. Beck

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Delaware  

Eran Bendavid

Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

Professor of History and of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University 

Richard Bensel

Gary S. Davis Professor of Government, Cornell University

Andrea L. Bertozzi

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, UCLA

Brian H. Bix

Frederick W. Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Minnesota 

April Bleske-Rechek

Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Alan Blinder

Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Distinguished University Professor, The Ohio State University

Robert Boyers

Professor of English, Editor of Salmagundi Magazine, Skidmore College

Ronald Breiger

Regents Professor and Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona 

David Bromwich

Sterling Professor of English, Yale University

Shilo Brooks

Faculty Director, Engineering Leadership Program, Associate Faculty Director, Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, University of Colorado Boulder

Jason Brownlee

Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Rogers Brubaker

Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Michael Burlingame

Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois, Springfield

Paul Byrne

Professor of Economics, Washburn University School of Business 


Bruce Caldwell

Research Professor of Economics, Duke University

Peter Campbell

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Baylor University

John Gunnar Carlsson

Kellner Family Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

Jo Ann Cavallo

Professor of Italian, Columbia University 

Anushya Chandran

Assistant Professor of Physics, Boston University

Jeff Cheeger

Silver Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York University

Matthew Cleary

Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Brent Cochran

Professor of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine 

John H. Cochrane

Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Laurence D. Cooper

Professor of Political Science, Carleton College 

Jerry A. Coyne

Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Emeritus, The University of Chicago

T. Daniel Crawford

University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech  

Daniel Cullen

Professor of Philosophy and Political Thought, Rhodes College

Donna Robinson Divine

Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government Emerita, Smith College; Professor [Affiliate], University of Haifa

Thomas S. Duffy

Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University

Justin Dyer

Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri

Sophal Ear

Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College

Jon X. Eguia

Professor of Economics, Michigan State University 

Adam Ellwanger

Professor of Rhetoric, Department of English, University of Houston-Downtown 

Steve Engst

Lecturer of Finance, Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business, Southern Utah University

Ryan Enos

Professor of Government, Harvard University


Wesley S. Farrell

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, United States Naval Academy 

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Alan Page Fiske

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, UCLA

Joseph R. Fornieri

Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Statecraft, Law, and Liberty, Rochester Institute of Technology

Geoffrey C. Friesen 

Associate Professor of Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 



Rick Garnett

Paul J. Schierl / Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Robert Ghrist

Andrea Mitchell PIK Professor of Mathematics and Electrical & Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania 

Dan Gilbert

Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Nathan Goetting

Professor of Criminal Justice & Jurisprudence, Adrian College

Stewart Goetz

Professor of Philosophy, Ursinus College

James Goodman

Distinguished Professor of History and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark


James Hankins

Professor of History, Harvard University

Andrea Hasenstaub

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Joel Hass

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of California-Davis

Engseng Ho

Professor of Anthropology, Professor of History, Duke University

Jill Horwitz

David Sanders Professor of Law and Medicine, UCLA School of Law

Valerie M. Hudson

University Distinguished Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair, Texas A&M University

Matthias P. Hühn

Mary S. Carey Chair in Ethics and Catholic School Thought, Alex G. McKeena School of Business, Economics, and Government 


John Inazu

Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, Washington University in St. Louis

William Inboden

Associate Professor of History and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Olexandr Isayev

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University  

Alexander Its

Distinguished Professor of Indiana University, Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Elizabeth Its

Research Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


Daniel Jacobson

Bruce D. Benson Professor of Philosophy, Director, Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, University of Colorado Boulder

John J.A. Jannone 

Associate Professor of Sound and Emerging Media, Brooklyn College

George John

General Mills-Gerot Chair in Marketing, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota 

A. T. Charlie Johnson

Rebecca W. Bushnell Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania 


Michael Kazin

Professor of History, Georgetown University

Martin Kern

Joanna and Greg ’84 P13 P18 Zeluck Professor in Asian Studies, Princeton University

Gordon Klein

Lecturer, Business, UCLA

Bruce Kleiner

Silver Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Anatoly B. Kolomeisky

Professor of Chemistry, Rice University 

Stephen Kotkin

Birkelund Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Julian G. Ku

Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University 

László Kürti

Professor of Chemistry, Rice University 


Chris Laumann

Associate Professor of Physics, Boston University

Anne Lawton

Professor of Law, Michigan State University

J. Scott Lewis

Associate Teaching Professor of Sociology, Sociology Program Coordinator, Penn State-Harrisburg 

Richard Lindzen

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Polina V. Lishko

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley

Kate Litvak

Professor of Law, Northwestern University

Serge Luryi

Distinguished Professor of Engineering (Retired), State University of New York at Stony Brook 

Scott Lyons

Associate Professor of English, University of Michigan


Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Evan Mandery

Professor, CUNY–John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Luana Maroja

Associate Professor of Biology, Williams College

William P. Marshall

Kenan Professor of Law, University of North Carolina

Crystal Marull

Professor of Online Spanish / Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Florida

Donald McEachron

Teaching Professor, Coordinator, Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University 

Gilbert Meilaender

Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University

Markus Meister

Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

Michael E. Mills

Associate Professor, Psychology, Loyola Marymount University 

James E. Moore II

Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Public Policy, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California 

Brian Morton

Member of the Faculty in Writing, Sarah Lawrence College

Michele Moses

Professor of Education, University of Colorado

Seungun Myung LT USN

Associate Professor of Naval Science, University of Maryland


Eric W. Nye

Professor of English, Emeritus, University of Wyoming


Imafedia Okhamafe

Professor of Philosophy and English, University of Nebraska-Omaha


Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor of Entomology, Penn State University

Nicola Persico

John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Jerald Podair

Professor of History and Robert S. French Professor of American Studies, Lawrence University

Claus C. Pörtner

Howard J. Bosanko Professor of International Economics and Finance, Seattle University 

William Poulin-Deltour

Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Middlebury College 

Emily Putnam-Hornstein

John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Fred Rasio

Joseph Cummings Professor of Physics, Northwestern University

John Louis Recchiuti

John and Helen Saffell Endowed Chair Professor of History, University of Mount Union 

Mark Regnerus

Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Lisa Renzi-Hammond

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia

Jonathan Rieder

Professor of Sociology, Barnard College

Christine Ries

Professor of Economics, Georgia Tech

Randolph A. Robinson

Assistant Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Thomas Romer

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, Princeton University

Joel Nathan Rosen

Program Director, Communication and Media Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Moravian University 

Catherine J. Ross

Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University Law School

Peter E. Rossi

Collins Professor of Marketing, Economics and Statistics and Distinguished University Professor, Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Charles T. Rubin

Professor of Political Science, Duquesne University

Heidi Adams Rueda

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio 

Mark Rush

Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law; Director, Center for International Education, Washington & Lee University


Andrei Sanov

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona  

Kyle Saunders

Professor of Political Science, Colorado State University 

Henry Schenck

Professor and Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair, Department of Mathematics, Auburn University 

Kevin M. Schultz

Chair, Department of History, University of Illinois Chicago

Vanessa R. Schwartz

Professor of Art History and History , University of Southern California

Peter M. Siavelis

Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, Wake Forest University

Yihan Shao

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma 

E. Joseph Sharkey

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Washington-Tacoma 

Mikhail Shifman

Ida Cohen Fine Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota  

Bradley Smith

Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

Associate Professor, Educational Studies, Carleton College

Bartholomew Sparrow

Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin

Chandra Sripada

Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Lee Strang

John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values, University of Toledo College of Law

Louise K. Stein

Professor, Musicology, University of Michigan 

Kenneth S. Stern

Director, The Bard Center for the Study of Hate

Lisa Szefel

Professor, Department of History, Pacific University 


Steve Teles

Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Robert H. Topel

Isidore & Gladys Brown Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago

Samer Traboulsi

Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Asheville 

Ari Trachtenberg

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University


Harald Uhlig

Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago


Akshay Venkatesh

Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study

Vojtech Vlcek

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California-Santa Barbara 


Michael Wallace

Professor of Practice, Emergency and Security Studies, Tulane University 

Amy Wax

Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Nicholas H. Wolfinger

Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Studies, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Utah 


Jeffrey Zwiebel

James C. Van Horne Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

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