Team directory

Team directory

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Samuel Solomon,

Samuel Solomon is a PhD student in the Economics Department at Yale. Sam is a labor and development economist studying social mobility, including the mechanisms underlying mobility as well as its implications for both economic inequality and growth. In particular, he is studying how individuals make educational and occupational choices, how they are influenced by their socioeconomic background, and how they affect their labor market outcomes. In addition to his work in the United States, Sam also conducts research in Rwanda and Tanzania on similar labor topics.

2021 Director's Fellow

Shannon Sommers, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2021

Shannon Sommers is a junior majoring in Political Science and History, as well as a Human Rights Scholar at Yale Law School’s Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. She is interested in public policy around women’s health and reproductive rights, as well as judicial politics. She spent the past two summers interning for the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she focused primarily on communications strategy for the Center’s most recent Supreme Court case, June Medical Services v. Russo (2020).

Stephanie Spangler, Deputy Provost for Health Affairs; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Lecturer in Public Health

Dr. Spangler joined the Office of the Provost in 1995 and serves as provostial liaison for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, Yale University Health Services, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and other health and biomedical units. She also oversees the Provost’s Office of Academic Integrity, established in 2011, working with colleagues throughout the University to fortify and consolidate programs and procedures relating to academic integrity. Additionally, she is charged with leadership of University-wide Title IX compliance and related initiatives.

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Hannah Srajer,

Hannah Srajer is a PhD student in the Department of History and is pursuing a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Broadly, their research explores the relationship between scientific and medical technologies and the US carceral state in the later half of the 20th century.

Milan Svolik, Professor of Political Science

Milan Svolik is a professor of political science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.

He has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

Peter Swenson, C.M. Saden Professor of Political Science

Peter  A. Swenson is Yale’s C.M. Saden Professor of  Political Science. He specializes in the comparative political economy of labor  markets and social welfare in Europe and the United States. He teaches graduate  and undergraduate courses on the economic, political and social foundations of  social policy and market regulation in developed capitalist democracies.

Cheryl Tappin, Administrative Assistant

Office Location: 238 Prospect Street
Phone: 203-432-0589

ISPS Director's Fellow, 2021

Samuel Turner, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2021

Samuel Ralph Turner is a junior in Trumbull College from Philadelphia, PA. He is majoring in Ethics, Politics, & Economics and pursuing a certificate in Global Health Studies. At Yale, Samuel plays on the varsity men’s squash team and serves as a site coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. He has conducted health policy research — related to cancer legislation, hospital consolidation, and Covid-19 testing —and is interested in how legal and public policy tools can improve the American healthcare system. 

Ian Turner, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ian Turner is Assistant Professor of Political Science, a Resident Fellow in the Institution of Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-director of the Political Institutions/Political Behavior Research Program at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD in political science from Washington University in St.

Tom Tyler, Macklin Fleming Prof of Law; Professor of Psychology; Professor of Management

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. He was previously a University Professor at New York University, where he taught in both the psychology department and the law school. Prior to joining NYU in 1997, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Northwestern University.