Team directory: D

Team directory: D

Ana De La O

Ana De La O, Associate Professor of Political Science

Ana De La O Torres is an associate professor of political science and in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, with affiliations at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism, and the provision of public goods.

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Wisteria Deng,

Wisteria Deng [she/her] is a PhD student in the clinical psychology program, where she studies emotional and cognitive factors underlying mental health risk and resilience. As an ISPS fellow, she will investigate how emotion regulation strategies may help improve belief flexibility and inform public health policy in a pandemic era. 

Ajua Duker, Policy Graduate Fellow

Ajua Duker,

Ajua Duker (BSc, MS, MPhil) is a PhD Candidate in Social Psychology at Yale University whose research expertise focuses on how the psychology of emotions and emotion regulation can be used to improve the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral health outcomes of members of marginalized communities (e.g., racial minorities, sexual minorities, women). She particularly focuses on understanding and testing the efficacy of these strategies in the context of contending with discrimination. Additionally, she studies human perceptions of discrimination perpetrated by algorithms.