Team directory: B

Team directory: B

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.

Victoria Bilski, Communications Manager

Office Location: 89 Trumbull Street
Phone: 203-432-3829

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

Scott Bokemper, Postdoctoral Resident Associate

Scott Bokemper (Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2017) is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics. 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.