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Bright Line Watch Co-Directors

John M. Carey is the Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College, where he was chair of the Department of Government from 2009–2015 and currently serves as a member of the steering committee of the Program in Quantitative Social Science.  His research focuses on the design of demo­c­ra­t­ic insti­tu­tions. His books include Legislative Voting and Accountability (Cambridge 2009) and Presidents and Assemblies (Cambridge 1992, with Matthew Shugart). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Gretchen Helmke is Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester. Helmke’s research focuses on Latin America, political insta­bil­i­ty, and the rule of law. Her most recent book is Institutions on the Edge: The Origins and Consequences of Inter-Branch Crises in Latin America (Cambridge 2017). She has been a visiting scholar at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, the Weatherhead Center for International and Area Studies at Harvard University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Brendan Nyhan is Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and a member of the steering committee of the Program in Quantitative Social Science. Nyhan’s research, which focuses on mis­per­cep­tions about politics and health care, has been published in journals including the American Journal of Political ScienceBritish Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Politics, Medical Care, Pediatrics, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Social Networks, and Vaccine. He is a con­trib­u­tor to The Upshot at The New York Times.
Susan C. Stokes is the John S. Saden Professor of Political Science, Yale University, was chair of the Yale Political Science Department, President of the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Politics section, and a Vice President of APSA. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has published books and articles about democ­ra­ti­za­tion, demo­c­ra­t­ic account­abil­i­ty, economic reforms in Latin America, social movements and police responses in new democracies.