Gunnar Grendstad is a professor of political science at the Department of Comparative Politics University of Bergen. He is a visiting scholar at the University of Washington as part of the UW-Bergen Faculty Exchange Program. Grendstad has published articles on political behavior, environmental behavior, American presidents, and Scandinavian politics. His current research interests are judicial behavior, clerks and courts. His most recent book is Policy Making in an Independent Judiciary. The Norwegian Supreme Court coauthored with William R. Shaffer and Eric N. Waltenburg.