Alexander Coppock is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a resident fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics. He received his Ph. D. in political science from Columbia University (2016). His principal research interest lies in political persuasion and its implications for the malleability of public opinion in the context of elections. His interests extend beyond persuasion to the design and analysis of randomized experiments.
Ana L. De La O, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is also affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include causes and consequences of redistribution, politics of public goods provision, effects of anti-poverty programs on the political behavior of recipients in developing countries and the use of field experimental research methods.
Angele Delevoye is a Ph.D. student in Political Science with research interests in public policy, American Politics and quantitative methods. Her current research agenda focuses on policy innovations, the role expertise and scientific evidence play in them, and how and whether new forms of institutional arrangements can contribute. Prior to joining Yale, Angele worked for the French Treasury in the United States, following American economic and financial developments for the French Government and focusing on financial regulation, budgetary, fiscal and health issues.
Matthew Denney is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Yale University. His research focuses on race and criminal justice in the United States, including crime policy in the 1930s, the application of political theory to race and policing, and the relationship between churches and police in black and Latino communities. He is working (with Adam Thal) through the Policy Lab at ISPS to study the effects of liberal arts in prison. Prior to graduate school, Matt received a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College (IL).
Kalisha Dessources Figures is a PhD student in Sociology at Yale University, and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar at the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Her research interests lie at the intersection of race and gender, urban poverty, and social policy, with specific focus on the ways in which the education and justice systems produce inequality for youth of color.
Rachel Diaz is currently conducting research with Zack Cooper, the director of Health Policy at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Her research mainly focuses on claims analysis in the ambulance services industry to determine how ambulance provider ownership impacts billing practices and provider behavior. Rachel hopes to offer a window into the pricing of sectors with inelastic demand, and seeks to better understand whether market forces are applicable to a sector as quintessential as the U.S. ambulance industry.
My work centers around issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. I explore both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group membership. I continue to conduct research on aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious biases.
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Stella FitzGerald is a sophomore majoring in American Studies with a Concentration in Politics and American Communities. Stella’s policy and advocacy focii are sex trafficking legislation, income inequality, NYC tenant protection rights, and criminal justice reform. At Yale, Stella is a legislative researcher as a member of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project’s Advocacy Team, and is tracking state by state Use of Force regulations for the pending report “Mapping Use of Force Policies in U.S.