Team directory

Team directory

Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and International and Area Studies

Julia Adams teaches and conducts research in the areas of state formation; gender and family; social theory; early modern European politics, and colonialism and empire. She is currently studying large-scale forms of patriarchal politics and the historical sociology of agency relations. She was previously the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.

Rene Almeling, Associate Professor of Sociology

Rene Almeling is a sociologist at Yale University who specializes in research on gender and medicine. She is the author of Sex Cells, an award-winning book that offers an inside look at the American market for egg donors and sperm donors. Currently, she is completing a new book, Guynecology, on the history of medical knowledge-making about men’s reproduction and its consequences for individual men.

Anne Alstott,

Anne Alstott is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School. An expert in taxation and social policy, she was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Joseph Altonji

Joseph Altonji, Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics

Joseph G. Altonji is currently the Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics at Yale University. He previously held faculty positions at Columbia and Northwestern and has served as a visiting professor at Princeton and Harvard. Altonji specializes in labor economics and applied econometrics. His interests include labor market fluctuations, labor supply, consumption behavior, the economics of education, economic links among family members, race and gender in the labor market, wage determination, and econometric methods.

Peter Aronow, Associate Professor of Political Science

Peter M. Aronow is Associate Professor, with tenure, in the Department of Political Science. His research interests include quantitative methods and political economy. His work has appeared in Biometrika and the Journal of Politics.

Curriculum Vitae

Director's Fellow 2020

Jessica Bae, Yale College

Jessica Bae is a junior in Davenport majoring in American Studies with a Concentration in Politics and the American Communities. Her interests include racial justice, immigration, and civil rights law. In the past, she has worked on issues of affordable housing, voting rights, and immigrant rights as a Civic Engagement Fellow in Flushing, NY, and volunteered with the ACLU of Washington State. At Yale, Jessica is the Co-President of Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund, and works as a research assistant for Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang.

Kate Baldwin

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.

Bessie Bauman, Yale College

Bessie Bauman is a junior in Ezra Stiles College majoring in Economics. At Yale, Bessie is the Co-President of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and she conducts research with the Yale Law School Community Economic Development clinic. She is interested in how public policy, specifically tax policy, can assist underserved communities to build wealth and alleviate wealth inequality in the United States.

Sociology phd Roger Baumann

Roger Baumann,

Roger Baumann is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Yale University. His work focuses on intersections of racial and religious identity in global social movements. As an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, Roger will be writing on racial and religious solidarities linking African Americans with Israel and Palestine.

Dahl Scholar, Katharine Berman

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.