Team directory: D

Team directory: D

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Shefali Das, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Shefali Gauri Das is a Ph.D. student in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on relationships between labor, capitalism, race, and inequality. Her B.A. honors thesis, advised by Michael Mark Cohen, examined the criminal legal system’s use of fines and fees and the effects of neoliberalism and capitalism on state violence and policing.

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.

Kevin DeLuca

Kevin DeLuca, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kevin DeLuca is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. His research interests include political economy and political representation, with a focus on elections, election laws, and the role of the media in the political process.

Nihar Desai

Nihar Desai, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Vice Chief of the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, an Investigator at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, and Executive Director for Bundled Payments and Clinical Service Line Operations at the Yale New Haven Health System.

Danil Dmitriev

Danil Dmitriev, Postdoctoral Associate

Danil Dmitriev is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Democratic Innovations program at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2023. His research interests lie in microeconomic theory, particularly in the areas of political economy, organizational economics, and social learning.

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Sebastian Duque, ISPS Director's Fellow 2023

Sebastian Duque is a junior in Branford College majoring in environmental studies and political science. He is from Miami, where his family settled down after migrating from Colombia when he was 6. Duque is interested in environmental policy and is particularly passionate about incorporating cross-disciplinary environmental justice issues into public policy. In the past, he’s worked as an environmental justice fellow at Dejusticia and a development intern at Common Ground.