Team directory

Team directory

Ramon Garibaldo Valdez

Ramon Garibaldo Valdez,

Ramon Garibaldo Valdez is a Ph.D. Candidate working on issues around social movements, immigration, and ethnographic methods. His research looks at the ways that immigrant communities in the U.S. actively resist – both through political mobilization and every-day defiance – the marginalizing experiences produced by the U.S. immigration policy regime. Taking an ethnographic approach, his work disrupts common treatments of immigration policy and academic research by centering the voices of unauthorized migrants.

ISPS Director Alan Gerber

Alan Gerber, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science

Alan Gerber is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Dean of the Social Science Division of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Charles C. and Dorathea S.

Heather Gerken ISPS Faculty Fellow

Heather Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law

Heather Gerken is the Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native of Massachusetts, Professor Gerken graduated from Princeton University, where she received her A.B.

Jack Greenberg, Graduate Student

Jack Greenberg, Graduate Student, Political Science

Jack Greenberg is a doctoral candidate in political science at Yale. He is chiefly interested in the American presidency and interbranch relations over time. His dissertation research concerns presidential prioritization, the process by which presidents and their teams move from a campaign agenda to a governing agenda.  Additionally, he has ongoing projects concerning congressional delegation of power to the executive and presidential self-restraint. Originally from New Haven, he returned to the Elm City after graduating from Williams College in June 2018.

Pamela Greene, Senior Administrative Assistant

Office Location: 238 Prospect Street

Phone: 203-432-3052

Email: pamela.greene@yale.edu

Jacob S. Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Molly Harris, 2021 Graduate Policy Fellow

Molly Harris,

Molly Harris is a PhD student in History. Broadly, Molly is interested in the social and political contours of late-twentieth century environmental and public health history. As an ISPS Fellow, she will investigate how government and corporate partners, community and labor organizers, and private foundations attempted to address the myriad public health threats inherent to the coal mining communities of Kentucky and West Virginia between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Allison Harris

Allison Harris, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Allison P. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a Research Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. She conducts research in American politics with a specialization in law and courts. Professor Harris’ current research agenda investigates the ways in which institutional change affects disparities in institutional outcomes, specifically within the criminal legal system.

John A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Political Science

John A. Henderson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research focuses primarily on the consequences of polarization on representation and policymaking in the U.S., as well as the causes of participation and vote choice in congressional and presidential elections. Additional research interests include sensitivity and matching analysis for instrumental variables and imperfectly randomized experiments, as well as dimensional scaling and analysis of text data.

Professor of Political Science, Gregory Huber

Gregory Huber, Chair of the Political Science Department at Yale; Forst Family Professor of Political Science; Director, ISPS Behavioral Lab

Gregory Huber, Ph.D., Princeton University 2001, is the Forst Family Professor of Political Science, a resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of American Politics, and founding director of the ISPS Behavioral Research Lab.