David Mayhew is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science.
As a Dahl Scholar, Will McGrew helped ISPS Director Jacob Hacker with the research, sourcing, and editing for his book American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper. He also completed an independent research project on the effects of social segregation by gender in American colleges on intergroup biases, rates of sexual violence on campus, and professional disparities after graduation.
Torey McMurdo is a Ph.D. student in political science, focusing on U.S. foreign policy and international security. Her interests lie at the nexus of international relations, American politics and comparative politics. Her ISPS research examines Congressional oversight of the NSA, and whether this differs from the rest of the Intelligence Community. In addition to ISPS, McMurdo also serves as a Resident Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, and a Graduate Affiliate at Davenport College.
Tracey L. Meares is Walton Hale Hamilton Professor at Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale Law School, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She has held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.
As a Dahl Scholar, Sarah Merchant worked with ISPS Director Jacob Hacker and built off of the research she did for her thesis where she studied the Black-white wealth gap in the US over time and looked at how the gap was affected by the 2008 housing crisis. She then extended this national analysis to the state-level by looking at the racial differences in foreclosures in Connecticut and describing the role of racial differences in high-cost loans in creating racial disparities in foreclosures.
Robel studies EP&E and Data Science at Yale and is interested in using quantitative policy evaluation as a measurement of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of urban policies. Policy domains he especially cares about are those related to affordable housing, welfare, and urban economic development. At Yale, Robel is a member of the Yale Black Men’s Union, a mentor at a local public school, and served the New Haven Neighborhood Housing Services.
Navin Kumar is currently a PhD student in the Sociology Department. He has used altruism to increase uptake of gonorrhea and chlamydia testing among gay and bisexual men in China. He also seeks to understand how social networks affect treatment retention and patient engagement among people receiving treatment for opioid use disorder, to better tailor services for people at higher risk of treatment failure. He is currently exploring the views of major organizations in the US legal cannabis space, to craft better cannabis policy.
Jun Won Park is a doctoral student in Organizations and Management at the Yale School of Management with research interests in social change and social status. As an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, Jun Won is studying what people think is enough money to live on and how people’s social class backgrounds can shape their assessments of what is enough.