Allison Stanger

Science Board, External Professor

Allison Stanger is Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College; Co-Director (with Danielle Allen), GETTING-Plurality Research Network, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; founding member of the Digital Humanism Initiative (Vienna); and an External Professor and Science Board member at the Santa Fe Institute. Stanger’s next book, Who Elected Big Tech? is under contract with Yale University Press.

Stanger’s writing has appeared and/or been reviewed in The AtlanticForeign AffairsForeign PolicyFinancial Times, New Yorker, New York TimesUSA Today, Washington Post, and Wired. She is the author of Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump (Yale University Press, 2019) and One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy (Yale University Press, 2009). Stanger is the co-editor (with Hannes Werthner et. al.) of Introduction to Digital Humanism: A Textbook (Springer, 2024), which is open access, and co-editor (with W. Brian Arthur and Eric Beinhocker) of Complexity Economics (SFI Press, 2020).

 Stanger has been called to testify before Congress on five occasions by (both Republicans and Democrats) and has briefed the White House, the European Commission, the House AI Caucus, the Energy and Commerce Democrats, and the FTC on both Section 230 reform and issues of AI governance.

Stanger received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. She majored in Mathematics as an undergraduate and also has graduate degrees in Soviet Studies and Economics.