Kaylyn Jackson Schiff

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Resident Postdoctoral Fellows

Kaylyn Jackson Schiff

Postdoctoral Associate

Kaylyn Jackson Schiff is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Democratic Innovations program in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.  She is also on leave for the 2022-2023 academic year from her position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University.

Kaylyn studies American politics and policy, with a focus on quantitative and experimental methods.  In particular, her research addresses how citizens share information with government and examines the drivers of policymaker and bureaucrat responsiveness to citizen input.  Kaylyn’s research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Nature Human Behaviour, and Public Administration.

Kaylyn devotes attention to the impacts of emerging technologies on government and society.  For example, she considers how technological developments are changing citizen-government contact and explores implications for service provision, education, policing, and government use of artificial intelligence.

Kaylyn holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Emory University and completed a B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University and an M.Ed. from Fordham University.  Previously, she worked in K-12 education as a teacher and as a school administrator focused on curriculum design, assessment, and educational data use

Political Science