Team directory: B

Team directory: B

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.

Victoria Bilski, Communications Manager

Office Location: 238 Prospect Street
Phone: 203-432-3829

 Victoria (Tory) Bilski manages all internal and external communications efforts related to ISPS.  

Scott Bokemper, Associate Research Scientist

Scott Bokemper (Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2017) is an Associate Research Scientist at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics, and lecturer in the Department of Political Science. He uses experimental methods to address questions related to poverty, inequality, social policy, and cooperation. He is also interested in designing and programming novel economic games.

Graduate Policy Fellow 2022

Alexandra Bray, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow

Alexandra Bray is a PhD candidate in Organizations & Management at the Yale School of Management. Her research explores how healthcare organizations and the actors within them respond to intra- and extra-organizational pressures. As an ISPS Policy Fellow, she will investigate the effects of team dynamics on healthcare worker turnover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she earned a BA in Sociology from New York University.