Political Science

Professor of Political Science

Milan Svolik is a professor of political science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.

He has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

C.M. Saden Professor of Political Science

Peter  A. Swenson is Yale’s C.M. Saden Professor of  Political Science. He specializes in the comparative political economy of labor  markets and social welfare in Europe and the United States. He teaches graduate  and undergraduate courses on the economic, political and social foundations of  social policy and market regulation in developed capitalist democracies.

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

Steven Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies, professor of political science and international affairs, Henry R.

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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