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ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Kayla Thomas is a Yale sociology Ph.D. candidate whose research primarily engages with questions around belonging, ontological precarity, and neighborhood transformation. Her dissertation research deals with how long-term residents build and maintain community among a shifting sociospatial landscape. She focuses on the ways in which residents manage and navigate ongoing neighborhood phenomena, such as gentrification, policing, and increasing reports of antisemitism and anti-Black racism.

Asst. Prof Emma Zang
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Biostatistics

Emma Zang’s research interests lie at the intersection of health and aging, marriage and family, and inequality. Her work aims to improve the understanding of 1) how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes; 2) social stratification and health; 3) spillover effects within the household exploiting policy changes.

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