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.

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
Email: victoria.bilski@yale.edu

 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.

2021 Policy Fellow

Xanni Brown,

Xanni Brown [she/her] is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the social psychology program, where she studies intergroup relations. Her work focuses on how people perceive and react to threats to racial hierarchy. Before that, she worked as the policy director at a campaign finance reform non-profit. In 2014 she received a B.A. in social studies from Harvard University, where she also played rugby and worked in the Sidanius intergroup psychology lab.