Staff

Jennifer Widner, Director

Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2004-5, Jennifer taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan. Her current research focuses on the political economy of institutional reform, government accountability, and service delivery. She also remains interested in constitution writing, constitutional design, and fair dealing&mdash…

Jim Golder, Production Specialist

Jim Golder is a graduate of Rider University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He joined Princeton in 1998 working in the Woodrow Wilson School Finance Office. As ISS production specialist, he is responsible for logistical planning and data management associated with the oral history program, as…

Harrison Blackman, Editor

Harrison Blackman is a writer, journalist, and screenwriter, with experience in both newsrooms and writers’ rooms. A former Fulbright fellow to Cyprus, Harrison’s work has also been supported by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Truman Library Institute. His writing has been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Review…

Sarah Torian, Communications Specialist

Sarah Torian has been involved in issues of civil rights and social and economic justice professionally for the past fifteen years. For six years, she served as communications coordinator at the Southern Regional Council, writing and editing for the organization’s quarterly journal Southern Changes. Since 2002, she has worked…

Research Associates

Henrietta Toivanen, Research Associate

Henrietta Toivanen is a recent PhD graduate from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her research has focused on diplomacy, international negotiations, and other topics in foreign and security policy, particularly in the context of the broader Middle East. After her graduation and prior to joining ISS, she…

Al Vanderklipp, Research Associate

Al Vanderklipp is an independent researcher specializing in the field of U.S. elections and democracy reform. In addition to his role at Princeton, Al is a Senior Fellow with the Election Reformers Network, where he has led the organization’s research on topics including fair redistricting, impartial election administration, post-election…

Alina Dunlap, Research Associate

Alina Dunlap is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Her research focuses on state and local politics with an emphasis on municipal finance, political institutions, and public policy. Before coming to Princeton, she worked as an English Teaching Assistant with the Fulbright Program in Tomsk, Russia. She…

Andile Cele, Research Associate

Andile Cele is a Research and Advocacy Consultant based in Durban, South Africa. For the past 8 years Andile has worked in the areas of policy, Parliamentary and budget analysis, working for both local and international organizations to strengthen fiscal transparency in government processes. In addition to her work with ISS, Andile works with…