Anna Grzymala-Busse is the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. Her research interests include political parties, religion and politics, and the development of the state. She is the author of numerous articles, and three books: Redeeming the Communist Past: the Regeneration of Communist Successor Parties in East Central Europe (2002), Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Europe (2007), and most recently, Nations Under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy (2015), which received the Luebbert Award for the Best Book in Comparative Politics, the Laura Shannon Prize for the Best Book in European Politics and history, and the APSA European Politics Section Best Book Award. She has also published widely on state-building, nationalism, informal institutions, democratization, temporality and its role in explanation, and the role of religious doctrine. She is the President of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.