Institution for Social and Policy Studies

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Alex DiBranco

Graduate Policy Fellow

Alex DiBranco

Graduate Student, Sociology

Alex DiBranco is a Sociology Ph.D. candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on right-wing movements in the United States, nonprofit organizations, religion, and gender. In her dissertation, she looks at the development of the U.S. New Right network from 1971 to 1997; in particular, how serial entrepreneurs and conservative foundations shape and sustain this infrastructure toward long-term impact. She also analyzes the role of misogyny from historical to contemporary mobilizations.

Alex was a visiting student researcher at the Center for Right-Wing Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2016-2017.