Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.
Lisa Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Macalester College. She received her PhD from UCLA in 2014, specializing in comparative politics, political economy, and social movements. She is currently studying the interplay of material and political grievances in African protests, with a focus on Niger and Senegal.