Team directory: L

Team directory: L

John Lafferty

John Lafferty, John C. Malone Professor of Statistics and Data Science

John Lafferty is the John C. Malone Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Yale, with a secondary appointment in Computer Science. Before joining Yale, Lafferty was Louis Block Professor in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and also Adjunct Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago.

Helene Landemore

Hélène 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

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.

Seulki Lee-Geiller, Associate Research Scientist

Seulki Lee-Geiller is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies, focusing on Democratic Innovations. Her interdisciplinary work combines political science, public policy, and technology, aimed at addressing rapidly evolving societal challenges from a governance perspective. She has explored the effects of technology on citizen-government interactions and is currently researching open government policies, delving into their nature, the dynamics of global policy transfer, and the driving forces of this trend.

Paul Lendway

Paul Lendway,

Paul Lendway is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale University studying inequality, populism, and social movements. His research has been accepted for publication at American Politics Research, Environmental Politics, and the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He has presented his research at a wide range of organizations, including the American Political Science Association, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

Jim Levinsohn

Jim Levinsohn, Dean, Jackson School of Global Affairs & Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs, Professor of Economics and Management

Professor James Levinsohn is the inaugural dean of the Jackson School and in that capacity he oversees the Global Affairs major in Yale College, the Global Affairs MPP and MAS programs, and the Yale World Fellows Program. Outside of Yale, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has consulted for many government and non-governmental organizations as well as many multinational corporations.

Becca Levy

Becca Levy, Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Psychology; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Dr. Levy’s research explores psychosocial factors that influence older individuals’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the health of older individuals.Her studies have been conducted by longitudinal, experimental, and cross-cultural methods.

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Kelly Li, ISPS Director's Fellow 2023

Kelly Li is a community college transfer student and senior in Branford College majoring in political science. On campus, she works as a research assistant for ISPS Resident Faculty Fellow Allison Harris and as a peer liaison for the Asian American Cultural Center. During her time at Yale, Li has engaged grassroots efforts as a community college legislative advocate, and she is wants to promote policies that support the success of community college students.

Zachary Liscow,

Zachary Liscow is Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His wide-ranging work in law and economics currently covers tax policy, benefit-cost analysis, and infrastructure construction costs.  He is particularly interested in developing cost-effective policies to address inequality and understanding what drives the high costs of building U.S. infrastructure. He has also worked in a variety of other areas, including environmental policy and empirical legal studies.

Mackenzie Lockhart

Mackenzie Lockhart, Postdoctoral Associate

Mackenzie Lockhart is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Democratic Innovations program at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego in 2023. His research focuses on elections, representation, and public opinion with particular focus on how voters behave in American elections and consequences for representation.