Team directory: R

Team directory: R

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Alison Renna, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2024

Alison Renna is a PhD candidate in Religion and Modernity and the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. As an ISPS Fellow, Renna is researching the effect of the reception of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1904 decision Jacobson v. Massachusetts on the preamble’s status in constitutional law. Through this ISPS fellowship, Renna is researching the consequence of returning the preamble to constitutional interpretation, with a focus on how returning “ourselves and our posterity” as equal stakeholders in US law would re-shape environmental law in the United States.

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Kate Reynolds, ISPS Director's Fellow 2024

Kate Reynolds is a junior in Branford College studying History. She is interested in the intersection between public education, electoral politics, and the law. At Yale, Kate previously served as the Print Managing Editor of The Politic and the Communications Director for the Yale College Democrats. She’s passionate about improving the efficiency of local government — particularly within her hometown of New York City, where she spent last summer as an education policy intern at a city agency. In the future, she hopes to work in journalism or public policy.

Jennifer Richeson

Jennifer Richeson, Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology

Jennifer Richeson is the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology and a faculty fellow with ISPS. Her research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. For instance, she examines how people experience racial and other forms of societal diversity, be it efforts to navigate one-on-one interracial interactions or the political consequences of the increasing racial/ethnic diversity of the United States.

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August Rios, ISPS Director's Fellow 2024

August Rios is a sophomore in Timothy Dwight College majoring in sociology, with a broad fascination for cities. As a low-income student from a large family of eight, he is particularly interested in identifying policy solutions to the affordable housing crisis. August is currently serving as a data and legislative affairs intern at the City of New Haven Fair Rent Commission, a data collector at the United Way of Connecticut, and a YULAA project lead at Statewide Legal Services.

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Emily Ritchie, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2024

Emily Ritchie is a PhD candidate in Social Psychology. Her research focuses on the psychology behind attitude change, aiming to understand when and how we can change people’s attitudes toward individuals, groups, and policies. In her dissertation, she shows how spacing out new information (v.s. consuming it all at once) can more effectively change both implicit and explicit attitudes, hoping to inform the design of public interventions, such as anti-bias efforts and health campaigns.

Laila Robbins, Yale College, History

Laila Robbins is a junior at Yale studying History with a focus on pathologization. At Yale Law School, she currently researches discretionary sentencing enhancements for repeat drug offenders. Previously, Laila interned for Honorable Katherine B. Forrest (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York). On campus, as Vice President of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, Laila mentors inmates at a Connecticut prison and facilitates re-entry initiatives in New Haven.

John Roemer

John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics

John Roemer is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy. Publications include: Political Competition, Harvard University Press, 2001; Equality of Opportunity, Harvard University Press, 1998, Theories of Distributive Justice, Harvard University Press, 1996.

ISPS Faculty Fellow

Doug Rogers, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Director of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Douglas Rogers is Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Director of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Yale University. His research and teaching interests in political and economic anthropology; natural resources (especially oil) and energy; corporations; the anthropology of religion and ethics; historical anthropology; and socialist societies and their postsocialist trajectories.

Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross, Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Public Health (Health Policy and Management)

Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS, is a Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy and Management), a member of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, and an Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars program (NCSP) at Yale.

Tony Ruan, ISPS Director's Fellow 2024

Tony Ruan is a third-year student from Phoenix, Arizona completing the BA/MA in Political Science, as well as completing the Education Studies Scholars Intensive Certificate. A public school student at the time of the 2018 Red for Ed teacher strike, Tony is broadly interested in the potential of the labor movement to reject reactionism and instead inspire long-term, sustainable mobilization for economic and political justice.