Resident Postdoctoral Fellows

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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Antonin Lacelle-Webster is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Democratic Innovations Program at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of British Columbia in 2023. His research focuses primarily on democratic theory, with a particular interest in democratic innovation, political agency, and the politics of hope and disappointment. He is also involved with Participedia as a member of the Democratic Representation research cluster and the Editorial Board.

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.

Theophile Penigaud de Mourgues
Postdoctoral Associate

Theophile Penigaud de Mourgues is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Democratic Innovations program at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where he also led a multidisciplinary junior laboratory studying the changes and current trends in democratic practices and theories (2018-2022).

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