Meet the New ISPS Graduate Policy Fellows

Publication date 
May 30, 2019

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies is pleased to announce their new cohort of Graduate Policy Fellows. This year ISPS selected 12 highly successful PhD candidates from a wide range of academic pursuits. They will spend the next year working on research projects in areas as diverse as cannabis policy, the gender wage gap, the relationship between churches and police in black and Latino communities, and 19th and 20th Century U.S. lynchings and 21st Century fatal police-citizen encounters.

You can read the full bios of our 2019-2020 Graduate Policy Fellows on our website.

ISPS Director Jacob Hacker started the Graduate Policy Fellows program in 2012 with the aim of bringing together scholars across campus interested in pursuing policy-relevant research on domestic issues. Over the course of the program, ISPS Policy Fellows attend seminars and bi-weekly meetings; receive training in skills such as op-ed and policy memo writing, media appearances and blogging; and present their research and receive feedback from ISPS-affiliated faculty and other graduate fellows. At the end of the program, the fellows are expected to have completed a research project. Graduate Policy Fellows must be enrolled in as a Yale graduate or a PhD candidate in a professional school.