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 in Comparative Political Studies, PS: Political Science and PoliticsWorld Development, and World Politics. I have a forthcoming book with the Economics, Choice, and Society Series at Cambridge University Press. 

My reports on disinformation include "Stoking Conflict by Keystroke: An Operation Run by IRA-Linked Individuals Targeting Libya, Sudan, and Syria", "Evidence of Russia-Linked Influence Operations in Africa" and "Potemkin Pages and Personas: Assessing GRU Online Operations, 2014-2019."

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