Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ian Turner is Assistant Professor of Political Science, a Resident Fellow in the Institution of Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-director of the Political Institutions/Political Behavior Research Program at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD in political science from Washington University in St.
Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Steven I. Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.

Graduate Student, Political Science

Jennifer Wu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. She is interested in political behavior, public opinion, and representation of voter preferences. Her MSc thesis examined the issue of voter suppression and preferences for franchise extension via a game theoretic framework. Prior to starting the PhD, Jen worked as a statistician in ISPS Health studying the political economy of healthcare. Jen holds a MSc Economics from University College London and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Manager of the ISPS Behavioral Research Lab. 

ISPS Dahl Scholar 2021 - 2022
Dahl Scholar, 2021 - 2022

As a Dahl Scholar, Kevin Xiao works with Assistant Professor of Political Science Christina Kinane on a project developing a theory of political appointments during presidential transitions. Kevin is studying Political Science and is in the Yale class of 2023. He is also president of the Yale Undergraduate Moot Court team. He is interested in executive branch politics, especially its effects upon bureaucratic organization and state capacity.

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