Team directory

Team directory

James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Director, Agrarian Studies; Professor of Anthropology

James Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Director of the Agrarian Studies Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Fiona M. Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics

Fiona M. Scott Morton is the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999. Her area of academic research is empirical industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition in areas such as pricing, entry, and product differentiation. Her published articles range widely across industries, from magazines, to shipping, to pharmaceuticals, to internet retailing, and are published in leading economics journals.

Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center; Adjunct Professor of Law

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. A native of South Africa, he received his J.D. from the Yale Law School and his Ph.D from the Yale Political Science Department where he has taught since 1984 and served as chair from 1999 to 2004.

2019 Director's Fellow

Molly Shapiro, Yale College

Molly Shapiro is a History and Political Science major with a specific interest in criminal justice policy. She currently serves as the Elections Coordinator of the Yale College Democrats, an Associate Editor for The Politic and a GED tutor with the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project.

Jody Sindelar, Professor of Epidemiology/Public Health and Economics

Dr. Sindelar is a professor of public health and a health economist at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management within YSPH. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the National Bureau Economic Research, is a Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) an Associated Faculty at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale, and has been the President of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).

Stephen Skowronek, Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political & Social Science

Stephen Skowronek is the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University.  He is currently the Wynant Visiting Professor at the Rothermere American Institute, Balliol College Oxford.  He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has held the Chair in American Civilization at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Philip Smith, Professor of Sociology; Associate Director Center for Cultural Sociology

Philip Smith is responsible for a dozen books and over sixty articles and chapters. Most recently he is co-author of Incivility: The Rude Stranger in Everyday Life (Cambridge 2010). He is also author of Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War and Suez (Chicago, 2005), Punishment and Culture (Chicago, 2008). His textbook Cultural Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell 2001) has been translated into several languages and is now available in a second edition.

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.

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

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