Political Science

Kate Baldwin
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kate Baldwin is the Peter Strauss Family 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.

Dahl Scholar, Katharine Berman
Dahl Scholar, 2018 - 2019

As a Dahl Scholar, Katharine Berman works with Assistant Professor of Political Science Kate Balwin on the influence of religion on climate policy debates. Kat is a political science major in the Yale Class 2020. Her independent project asks “under what conditions do religious organizations advocate for the environment?” and she hopes to address how different theologies and different environmental or geographic differences connect to environmental advocacy.

Associate Research Scientist

Scott Bokemper (Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2017) is an Associate Research Scientist at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics, and lecturer in the Department of Political Science. He uses experimental methods to address questions related to poverty, inequality, social policy, and cooperation. He is also interested in designing and programming novel economic games.

Graduate Student, Political Science

Email: lara.chausow@yale.edu

Lara Chausow is a graduate student who studies American Politics, with a focus on Congress, lobbying, and interest groups. Prior to entering graduate school, she conducted research and advocacy for government ethics and campaign finance reform at Public Citizen in Washington, DC.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Alexander Coppock is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a resident fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics. He received his Ph. D. in political science from Columbia University (2016). His principal research interest lies in political persuasion and its implications for the malleability of public opinion in the context of elections. His interests extend beyond persuasion to the design and analysis of randomized experiments.

Ana De La O
Associate Professor of Political Science

Ana L. De La O, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is  also affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies  and the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include causes  and consequences of redistribution, politics of public goods provision, effects  of anti-poverty programs on the political behavior of recipients in developing  countries and the use of field experimental research methods.

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