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’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of gender, medicine, and economics. Her book, Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (University of California Press, 2011), received the Best Book Award from the Body and Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association and the Diana Forsythe Prize from the American Anthropological Association.
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 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.
Stephane D. Andrade is a joint Ph.D. student in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University. His research interests lie at the nexus of urban and community sociology, race and ethnicity, poverty, inequality, and the intersection of the welfare state and the criminal justice system. His current research explores the social world of low-income fathers, their networks, and how they navigate family responsibility given high unemployment, concentrated poverty, and the effects of child support enforcement.
Peter M. Aronow is Assistant Professor 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.
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.
Deborah Beim is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Resident Faculty Fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics. She studies judicial politics and applied formal theory. Her current research focuses on communication and doctrinal development in the Courts of Appeals.
Ximena Benavides is a doctoral candidate in the J.S.D. program at Yale Law School. With a behavioral and economics interest in the determinants of access to healthcare, her work is a legal and political analysis of the U.S. healthcare system’s wasteful practices and costs control, focusing on the misaligned economic incentives in the relationship between patients and physicians. As an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, Ximena will explore the social and economic merits of rationing policies and health care costs control in Puerto Rico.