Jane Esberg is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow with Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and the International Crisis Group.

Her research uses text and statistical analysis to better understand authoritarian repression and censorship, particularly in Latin America and Spain. Her academic work has appeared in or is forthcoming in The American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, and Comparative Political Studies.

Esberg holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University, where she was a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, a Dissertation Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, a fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society, and a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation.