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Team directory

Team directory

Stephen Latham, Director Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; Senior Lecturer Political Science; Lecturer School of Management

Stephen R. Latham became Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics in 2011, having been Deputy Director since 2008.  For the previous nine years, he had been Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Quinnipiac University School of Law; during that time, he also taught business ethics at the Yale School of Management each year. Before entering academia full-time, Latham served as Director of Ethics Standards at the American Medical Association, and as secretary to its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Tina Law, Graduate Student, Sociology

Tina Law is a doctoral student in sociology at Yale. Her research focuses on understanding the role of neighborhoods, communities, and social networks in American urban inequality through quantitative methods. She is currently exploring the effects of the sharing economy on neighborhood social well-being and long-term patterns of inequality in U.S. cities using a “big data” approach. Tina is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Joscha Legewie, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Joscha Legewie’s agenda focuses on social inequality/stratification, race/ethnicity, quantitative methods, education, urban sociology, and computational social science. Across these different substantive fields, his work is motivated by a theoretical interest in the role of the social, spatial, and temporal context for various outcomes. It examines how peer groups, schools, neighborhoods, and the sequencing of events produce macro patterns of social inequality and influence the relations between social groups.

Brandon Levin, Co-Director of ISPS Director's Fellows

Brandon Levin is pursuing a JD/MBA between the Yale Law School and Harvard Business School. He is interested in education policy, economic justice, and how governments can better leverage technology to drive development and combat inequality.
 

Jim Levinsohn, Director, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs & Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs, Professor of Economics and Management

Levinsohn heads the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the home of Yale University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Global Affairs.  He is also the co-Chair of the University Budget Committee, the university-wide committee advising the Provost on budgetary matters. In the classroom, Levinsohn teaches in both the Global Affairs programs as well as at the School of Management.

Ro'ee Levy, Graduate Student, Economics

Ro’ee Levy is a Ph.D. candidate in the economics department at Yale University. His research focuses on political economy and environmental economics. He is currently conducting field experiments studying the effect of social media news consumption on political opinions and behavior.

Ro’ee holds two Master’s degrees from Tel Aviv University – in economics and political science. Prior to his PhD studies, Ro’ee served as a Research Fellow at the Israel Tax Authority.

Ryan Liu, Yale College, Political Science

Ryan Liu is a junior at Yale studying Political Science. His interests include studying education policy, the intersection of policy and the legal system, and the communication strategies used by political actors. He’s worked as a community organizer in Southern California, where he organized voter registration drives, town halls, and debate forums. He’s served as a Speech & Debate coach, founded an e-commerce business, and worked on Capitol Hill.

Jason Lyall, Associate Professor of Political Science

Jason Lyall is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is also affiliated with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.

Dan Markovits

Daniel Markovits, Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School

Daniel Markovits is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School.  He works in the philosophical foundations of private law, moral and political philosophy, and behavioral economics.

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