ISPSGraduate Policy Fellow
TitleGraduate Student, Political Science
Sophie Jacobson is a PhD student in political science focusing on the politics of inequality in the United States. Her research centers on American social policy, incorporating historical institutionalist and comparative political economy approaches. Outside the US, Sophie studies the political economy of child poverty in OECD countries. As an ISPS Policy Fellow, she is conducting a political ethnography of single mothers in New Haven for insight into their perceptions and experiences of democratic governance.
Before coming to Yale, Sophie spent four years in professional policy advocacy, concentrating on civil rights and social justice issues in Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and News Media & Society from the University of Southern California in 2011.