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Team directory

Team directory

Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and International and Area Studies

Julia Adams teaches and conducts research in the areas of state formation; gender and family; social theory; early modern European politics, and colonialism and empire. She is currently studying large-scale forms of patriarchal politics and the historical sociology of agency relations. She was previously the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.

Mohit Agrawal, Graduate Student, Economics

Mohit Agrawal is a Ph.D. candidate in the economics department at Yale University. Mohit is an applied microeconomist and uses structural techniques to study US healthcare, education, and politics. He is currently researching campaign finance reform–specifically, how public financing of elections influences who chooses to run for office, who chooses to donate to candidates, and who chooses to vote.

Rene Almeling, Associate Professor of Sociology

Rene Almeling’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of gender, medicine, and economics. Her book, Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (University of California Press, 2011), received the Best Book Award from the Body and Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association and the Diana Forsythe Prize from the American Anthropological Association.

Anne Alstott,

Anne Alstott is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. An expert in taxation and social policy, she was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Joseph Altonji

Joseph Altonji, Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics

Joseph G. Altonji is currently the Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics at Yale University. He previously held faculty positions at Columbia and Northwestern and has served as a visiting professor at Princeton and Harvard. Altonji specializes in labor economics and applied econometrics. His interests include labor market fluctuations, labor supply, consumption behavior, the economics of education, economic links among family members, race and gender in the labor market, wage determination, and econometric methods.

Noriko Amano Patino, Graduate Student, Economics

Noriko Amano is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at Yale. Her research focuses on inequality and in particular, explores the effect that different policies have on the well-being of individuals in the long run. Noriko studied a masters in Economic Theory at ITAM and received her B.A. in mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Graham Ambrose, Yale College, History

Graham Ambrose is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College studying History with particular interests in religion, culture, and community in the American Midwest. When not cheering on the Chicago Cubs, he writes speeches for New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and articles for The Washington Post. Graham is also an avid music hound, with tastes ranging from folk of the 1960s to vaporwave of the 2010s.

Peter Aronow, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Peter M. Aronow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research interests include quantitative methods and political economy. His work has appeared in Biometrika and the Journal of Politics.

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Vivekinan Ashok, Graduate Student, Political Science

Vivekinan (Vivek) L. Ashok is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science. He studies American politics, political economy, and methodology. In addition, Vivek manages the ISPS Behavioral Research Lab.

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Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kate Baldwin is an assistant professor of political science. She studies the political economy of developing countries, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Her current research projects analyze politics in weak states. In these contexts, she is interested in how community-level institutions – such as traditional leaders and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development, democracy and conflict.