Shelby Grossman is a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory. Her primary research interests are in online safety and comparative politics. She has ongoing projects on online-facilitated crimes against children, large language models and propaganda, ransomware, and safety issues related to search. Shelby's research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Political Communication, World Development, and World Politics. Her book, "The Politics of Order in Informal Markets," was published by Cambridge University Press. She is co-editor of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety, and teaches classes at Stanford on open source investigation and online trust and safety issues.
Shelby was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Memphis from 2017-2019, and a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law from 2016-17. She earned her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2016.