Team directory: J

Team directory: J

Sophie Jacobson, Graduate Student, Political Science

Sophie Jacobson is a PhD student in political science focusing on the politics of inequality in the United States. Her research centers on American social policy, incorporating historical institutionalist and comparative political economy approaches. Outside the US, Sophie studies the political economy of child poverty in OECD countries. As an ISPS Policy Fellow, she is conducting a political ethnography of single mothers in New Haven for insight into their perceptions and experiences of democratic governance.
 

Paola Jimenez-Read, Dahl Scholar, 2020-2021

As a Dahl Scholar, Paola Jimenez-Read is working with Professor Christina Kinane, a resident fellow of the ISPS. Her research project focuses on the inclusivity of LGBTQ+ identities within sexual education policy and curricula at the state level. Through her research, she wishes to support LGBTQ+ advocacy efforts that push for comprehensive and inclusive sex ed. Paola is a Yale undergrad in the Class of 2022 majoring in Political Science.