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



Lama Abu-Odeh

Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University


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

Eran Bendavid

Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Richard Bensel

Gary S. Davis Professor of Government, Cornell University

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

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


Bruce Caldwell

Research Professor of Economics, Duke 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

John H. Cochrane

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

Jerry A. Coyne

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

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

Steve Engst

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

Ryan Enos

Professor of Government, Harvard University


Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Alan Page Fiske

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, UCLA


Rick Garnett

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

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

Engseng Ho

Professor of Anthropology, Professor of History, Duke University

Valerie M. Hudson

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


John Inazu

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

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


Michael Kazin

Professor of History, Georgetown University

Martin Kern

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

Bruce Kleiner

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

Stephen Kotkin

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


Chris Laumann

Associate Professor of Physics, Boston University

Anne Lawton

Professor of Law, Michigan State University

Richard Lindzen

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

Kate Litvak

Professor of Law, Northwestern University

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

Gilbert Meilaender

Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University

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

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

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

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

Catherine J. Ross

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

Charles T. Rubin

Professor of Political Science, Duquesne University

Mark Rush

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

Bradley Smith

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

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

Kenneth S. Stern

Director, The Bard Center for the Study of Hate


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

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


Amy Wax

Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Jeffrey Zwiebel

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

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