Team directory

Team directory

Chloe Sariego

Chloe Sariego ,

Chloe Sariego is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Broadly conceived, her research examines the cultural, social, and historical processes through which bodies, nations, and their borders take shape in the U.S. As an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, she will be researching how the use of assisted reproductive technologies in multi-status, queer families impacts the Immigration and Nationality Act’s hetero-normalization of sex-cells in birthright citizenship cases adjudicated in the United States.

Julia Adams

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.

Director's Fellow, 2022

Atia Ahmed, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Atia Ahmed is a junior in Berkeley College, majoring in Political Science. She is from Queens, New York and she is very interested in education policy, specifically in regards to accessibility, resource disparities, and curriculum reform. On campus, she has previously served as the Advocacy Director for the Migration Alliance at Yale, and she is currently a volunteer with the Yale Prison Education Initiative.

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.

ISPS Director's Fellow

Talat Aman, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Talat “T” Aman is a junior in Ezra Stiles College from the Greater Boston area. He is studying political science and is on the pre-medical track. Mr. Aman is particularly passionate about understanding how systems of education and incarceration have been utilized to serve the needs of the capitalist state. At Yale, T is co-chair of the Young Democratic Socialists of America, a computer science tutor for New Haven Public Schools students, and a volunteer at Havenly Treats.

Yale Law Professor Akhil Amar

Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale College, summa cum laude, in 1980 and from Yale Law School in 1984, and clerking for then Judge (now Justice) Stephen Breyer, Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985 at the age of 26. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he has been cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in more than forty cases—tops in his generation.

P. M. Aronow, Associate Professor of Political Science

P. M. Aronow is Associate Professor, with tenure, in the Department of Political Science. Professor Aronow’s research considers theory, methods, and practice in the study of human behavior.

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Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin, Associate 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.

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Frances Barrett, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Frances “Frankie” Barrett is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies. Her interdisciplinary research examines the history of discount retail in the late 20th century as well as its role in contemporary society. This topic highlights important developments in the relationship between corporate and state actors in the past century with significant implications for U.S. labor and domestic socioeconomic policies.

Alex Bavalsky

Alex Bavalsky, Dahl Scholar, 2022 - 2023

Alex is a sophomore from New York City intending to major in Ethics, Politics, & Economics. His research interests include international development, empirical flaws in democratic institutions, and peacebuilding.