Featured Faculty Resarch: Fiona Griffiths

Our featured faculty member this month is Fiona Griffiths, Professor of Medieval European History.  Fiona earned her PhD from Cambridge University and came to Stanford in 2013, having taught previously at New York University and Smith College.  She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; and the Institute of Historical Research (University of London).  At Stanford, she serves as Co-Director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS).

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop their research, engage with faculty and tap into our diverse scholarly community. 

FSI scholars discuss Taiwan's local elections

On December 2, CDDRL Research Associate Kharis Templeman and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar spoke about Taiwan’s recent local elections, which were a major defeat for the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and President Ma Ying-jeou.


The PovGov program has an active research agenda focused on governance of health. The key research areas are: the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to facilitate the visualization of access to health services, particularly from the perspective of citizens who live in the most remote and marginalized communities; violence and health, and the political and social determinants of health outcomes.


Investigating educational interventions aimed at improving human capital formation in Latin America, particularly for children and youth living in poor communities.

Criminal Violence

Examining the interplay of governance and criminal activity as it affects poverty, economic activity and citizen security throughout Latin America.
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