The Fair Jilt is a novel by Aphra Behn, an oft-forgotten Restoration author. Behn was really cool, and well ahead of her time, but the title has no secret meaning for us. It just has a nice sound and history. Similarly this blog has no unifying theme, paradigm, or partisanship beyond a general interest in human thriving. We would call it interdisciplinary but we’re tired of that word.
Isaac Binkovitz works for a law firm in New York City. He grew up in Granville, Ohio. In 2009 he received a B.A. from McGill University, and in 2013 he received a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.
Adam Elkus is a PhD Student in Computational Social Science at George Mason University. At GMU, Adam studies computer models, algorithms, and software that could help us better understand processes of social life. This dovetails with his writing as a Technology Research Analyst at CrucialPoint LLC. But Adam also holds a BA in Diplomacy in World Affairs and an MA in Security Studies, so you’re likely to also see him write on international relations and security and strategic theory and history. Adam has published in The Atlantic, West Point CTC Sentinel, CTOVision, and War on the Rocks. Catch him on Twitter at @aelkus.
Amanda Grigg is a Ph.D. student studying Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work draws on feminist political theory to analyze issues of public policy including federal marriage promotion, entitlement programs, and women’s health policy.
Patricia Padurean is a 3L at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The other degrees in her collection are an A.B. in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in European Studies from the London School of Economics. She is an enthusiast of the magnificently flawed European Union, narrative nonfiction, and design. You really don’t want to read her Twitter.
Graham Peterson is a Ph.D. student in sociology at University of Chicago, where he spends most of his time cracking jokes and hoping nobody emails the Dean of Students about it. He has a soft spot for Chicago price theory and breakfast.
Seth Studer is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Tufts University and an instructor at South Dakota State University. Seth’s research develops a history of literary realism in the United States after 1970, although his broader academic interests span numerous literatures, realisms, narrative forms, and historical periods. Although he is an occasional practitioner of the hermeneutics of suspicion (it’s always already inevitable), Seth suspects that respect for both readers and writers is healthy and integral to good literary scholarship.
Kindred Winecoff is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, where he teaches classes on the global political economy and researches the international financial system. For years he blogged at IPE @ UNC, trying to pick fights with far more famous people. Twitter: @whinecough.