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Team directory: R

Team directory: R

Kelly Rader, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kelly Rader is an assistant professor of political science and a resident fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics.  She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University (2012) and her B.A. in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University (2002).  Her research interests include U.S.

David Rand

David Rand, Assistant Professor of Psychology

David Rand is Assistant Professor of psychology, economics, cognitive science, and management at Yale University, and the director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory.

Pedro Regalado, Graduate Student, American Studies

Pedro A. Regalado is a PhD student in American Studies. As an urban historian interested in structural inequality, his research focuses on the intersections of urban poverty, immigration, race, and policy. Pedro is currently investigating the relationship between drug enforcement policies in the U.S. as they relate to the incarceration of Latina/os during the early 1990’s and into the 2000’s. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in History from Loyola University Chicago.

Celene Reynolds, Graduate Student, Sociology

Celene Reynolds is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include social change, law, educational organizations, and gender and sexuality. Her dissertation, which recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, examines how and why the implementation of Title IX has shifted from an emphasis on gender equity in athletics to sexual harassment on college campuses.

Jennifer Richeson

Jennifer Richeson, Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology

Professor Richeson’s research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race, gender, and socio-economic status impact the way people think, feel, and behave, especially during interactions with members of different sociocultural groups.

Laila Robbins, Yale College, History

Laila Robbins is a junior at Yale studying History with a focus on pathologization. At Yale Law School, she currently researches discretionary sentencing enhancements for repeat drug offenders. Previously, Laila interned for Honorable Katherine B. Forrest (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York). On campus, as Vice President of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, Laila mentors inmates at a Connecticut prison and facilitates re-entry initiatives in New Haven.

John Roemer, Elizabeth S & A Varick Stout Professor of Political Science & Economics

John Roemer is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy.

Frances Rosenbluth, Damon Wells Professor of Political Science

Frances McCall Rosenbluth is a comparative political economist with current research interests in war and constitutions, Japanese politics and political economy, and the political economy of gender. She has received research support from the Fulbright Commission, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Abe Foundation.

Gina Roussos, Graduate Student, Social Psychology

Gina Roussos is a third-year graduate student in Social Psychology. She is broadly interested in how prejudiced attitudes and beliefs originate, are perpetuated, and can ultimately be changed. She is particularly interested in using her research to inform changes in public policy. Her current project investigates the use of a perspective-taking computer game in increasing support of government-funded anti-poverty policies. 

Gina received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.