Faculty Fellows

Christina Kinane
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Christina M. Kinane is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a resident faculty fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. Broadly, she studies the role of legislatures, executives, and the bureaucracy in policymaking. In particular, her current research examines how presidents strategically use vacancies in top appointments to promote their policy priorities within the framework of interbranch bargaining. Professor Kinane teaches courses on American politics and U.S. executive politics.

Balazs Kovacs
Professor of Organizational Behavior

Professor Kovács studies how socially structured information, such as categories, awards, online reviews, and social networks, shape audiences’ perceptions and evaluations in creative domains, such as music, literature, dining, and technology.

Shiro Kuriwaki
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Shiro Kuriwaki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research seeks to understand the mechanics of democratic representation in American Politics. This research agenda primarily improves upon the measurement of electoral behavior and public opinion, and studies how individual behavior aggregates to geographic districts, elected representatives, and public policy.  He received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University and his A.B. in public policy from Princeton University.

Helene Landemore
Professor of Political Science

Hélène is Professor of Political Science (with a specialization in political theory). Her research and teaching interests include democratic theory, political epistemology, theories of justice, the philosophy of social sciences (particularly economics), constitutional processes and theories, and workplace democracy.

Stephen Latham
Director Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; Senior Lecturer Political Science; Lecturer School of Management

Stephen R. Latham became Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics in 2011, having been Deputy Director since 2008.  For the previous nine years, he had been Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Quinnipiac University School of Law; during that time, he also taught business ethics at the Yale School of Management each year. Before entering academia full-time, Latham served as Director of Ethics Standards at the American Medical Association, and as secretary to its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Isabela Mares
Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science

Isabela Mares is the Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and the Director of the European Union Center at Yale. She specializes in the comparative politics of Europe. Professor Mares has written extensively on labor market and social policy reforms, the political economy of taxation, electoral clientelism, reforms limiting electoral corruption. Her current research examines the political responses to antiparliamentarism in both contemporary and historical settings.

Adam Meirowitz
Damon Wells Professor of Political Science

Adam Meirowitz is the Damon Wells Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Prior to that he was the Kem C. Gardner Professor of Finance in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah where he taught from 2015-2022. Before that he was the John Work Garrett Professor of Politics at Princeton University, where he taught between 2002 and 2015. Meirowitz’s research focuses on the application of game theory to the study of governance and collective decision-making.

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Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics

Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Fredrik Sävje is an Assistant Professor of political science and Resident Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies at Yale.  He received his PhD in economics from Uppsala University in 2015 and was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the departments of political science and statistics at UC Berkeley.

Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs

Kenneth Scheve is Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at Yale University. He is a political economist who broadly studies the domestic and international governance of modern capitalism. His research studies inequality and redistribution; the politics of globalization, the social and political consequences of long run economic change; and climate politics.

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