Desmond King (chair) is the Andrew Mellon Professor of Government at the University of Oxford. Professor King King specialises in the study of the American state in US executive politics, race and politics in American political development, and the financial bases of US politics.
Robert Lieberman is the current John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford. He is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at The Johns Hopkins University. His most recent book is Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy, co-authored with Suzanne Mettler.
Margaret Weir is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. In 2019-20, she was the John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford. Her research centers on social policy, poverty, and urban politics in the United States and Europe.