2008

Elisabeth Jacobs

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2008.
Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs, Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow (2008-2009).
Senior Policy Analyst, US Congress Joint Economic Committee (2009-2011).
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution (2011-2014).

Who Cares?Who Cares? Public Ambivalence and Government Activism from the New Deal to the Second Gilded Age, by Katherine S. Newman and Elisabeth S. Jacobs, has been published by Princeton University Press (2010).

Jason Lakin

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Country Manager, Kenya, International Budget Partnership.

Ryan T Moore

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Assistant Professor of Government, American University.

Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of California, Berkeley (2010-2012).

Francis X. Shen

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2006.
McKnight Land-Grant Professor and Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, 2009-2011.
Visiting Scholar, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, Jan-May 2015.

Francis X. Shen directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab at the University of Minnesota: "Our motto is: Every story is a brain story, and we focus our attention on the ways in which law and public policy can be improved through integration of brain science." He also serves as Executive Director of Education and Outreach activities for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

The Casualty GapFrancis X. Shen is co-author (with Douglas L. Kriner) of The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Zoua M. Vang

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2008.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, McGill University.

National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania (2008-2010).