Team directory

Team directory

Pamela Greene, Senior Administrative Assistant

Office Location: 89 Trumbull Street, Room C020
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 Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

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.

Director's Fellow Co-Coordinator

Daniel Hornung, Co-Director of the Director's Fellows Program

Daniel Hornung is a second-year student at Yale Law School. Before YLS, Daniel worked at the White House, including most recently as Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Policy Advisor. In that role, he worked on a wide range of policy issues, including domestic and international climate and energy policy, conservation, economic policy and judicial nominations. Prior to that, he worked on economic and fiscal policy in the Office of Management and Budget. 

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.

Sophie Jacobson, Graduate Student, Political Science

Sophie Jacobson is a PhD student in political science focusing on the politics of inequality in the United States. Her research centers on American social policy, incorporating historical institutionalist and comparative political economy approaches. Outside the US, Sophie studies the political economy of child poverty in OECD countries. As an ISPS Policy Fellow, she is conducting a political ethnography of single mothers in New Haven for insight into their perceptions and experiences of democratic governance.
 
Yale Law School student, Yuvraj Joshi

Yuvraj Joshi,

Yuvraj Joshi is a doctoral candidate at the Yale Law School, where he studies as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow.  His main areas of research include constitutional and comparative law, gender and sexuality law, family law, transitional justice, and critical perspectives on human rights.  Prior to starting his doctoral studies, Yuvraj worked on a range of human and civil rights issues with organizations including Human Rights Watch, Lambda Legal, and UNAIDS.  He holds law degrees from the Yale Law School and University College London and a bachelor of arts

Assistant Professor of Political Science Josh Kalla

Joshua Kalla, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Joshua Kalla is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley (2018). His research studies political persuasion, prejudice reduction, and decision-making among voters and political elites, primarily through the use of randomized field experiments.

Christina Kinane

Christina Kinane, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Christina M. Kinane is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a Research Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. Broadly, she studies the role of legislatures, executives, and the bureaucracy in policymaking. In particular, her current research examines how presidents strategically use vacancies in top appointments to promote their policy priorities within the framework of interbranch bargaining. Professor Kinane teaches courses on American politics and U.S. executive politics.