I am a Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet ObservatoryMy primary research interests are in online political disinformation, the political economy of development, and Africa. My articles appear or are forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, and World Politics. My book, "The Politics of Order in Informal Markets: How the State Shapes Private Governance," was published with the Economics, Choice, and Society Series at Cambridge University Press. 

I was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Memphis from 2017-2019. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law from 2016-2017. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University in 2016.

Email: shelbygrossman@stanford.edu