Shelby Grossman is a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She taught Democratic Erosion at the master’s and undergraduate level at the University of Memphis, where she worked as an assistant professor from 2017-2019. Shelby’s research focuses on disinformation in sub-Saharan Africa, along with the political economy of development. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. Her work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, PS: Political Science & Politics, World Development, and World Politics.