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ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, 2022

Clara Mejía Orta is a PhD student in the Department of History. Her research centers immigrant workers and Latinx labor leaders in the service sector and food processing industries in the United States. As an ISPS Fellow, she will investigate how immigration enforcement in meatpacking plants in the Midwest impact the workplace by deconstructing the lived experiences of meat packing workers from a policy standpoint. Prior to Yale, Clara was a worker organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers in Los Angeles. 

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Hannah Srajer is a PhD student in the Department of History and is pursuing a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Broadly, their research explores the relationship between scientific and medical technologies and the US carceral state in the later half of the 20th century.

ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022
ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Katie Taylor is a junior in Branford College from Somers, New York. As a History major, Katie studies the creation and preservation of representative political institutions in the United States. She has served as a legislative intern in Congress and worked full-time for Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, while on leave in the fall of 2020. On campus, she is an editorial intern for the Yale Law Journal and an undergraduate learning assistant for the Directed Studies Program.

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