Government and Social Policy

Peter Bucchianeri

Peter Bucchianeri

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2018.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Effective Lawmaking at Vanderbilt University.

Traci Burch

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University.
Research Professor, American Bar Foundation.


Trading Democracy for JusticeTraci Burch's latest book, Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation, has been published by University of Chicago Press (2013).

  • Winner of the APSA Ralph Bunche Book Award, 2014.

  • Winner of the APSA Urban Politics Best Book Award, 2014.

  • Winner of the APSA Law and Courts Section C.Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book in the Field of Law and Courts, 2014.

Creating a New Racial Order

Jennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver (Ph.D. '07), and Traci R. Burch's book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, has been published by Princeton University Press (2012).

Dissertation awards:

  • Winner of the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics (2009).

  • Winner of the the American Political Science Association's William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations (2008).

  • Winner of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics Section award for best dissertation in urban politics (2008) for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.” 

  • Winner  2007 Harvard University Robert Noxon Toppan prize, awarded for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science.

Charlotte Cavaille

Charlotte Cavaillé

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2014.
Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University


Winner of the American Political Science Association's Mancur Olson Award for Best Dissertation in Political Economy, 2016.

Katherine Levine Einstein

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston University.

 


Do Facts Matter?Katherine Levine Einstein's first book, Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in Democratic Politics (co-authored with Jennifer Hochschild), explores the harmful effects of misinformation on democratic politics. It will be published as part of the The Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series by the University of Oklahoma Press in February 2015.

Her current book project, Divided Regions: Racial Inequality, Political Segregation, and the Splintering of Metropolitan America, examines how America’s stark racial segregation creates politically divided metropolitan jurisdictions and consequent sharp metropolitan cleavages across a number of important policies.

Michael Javen Fortner

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Urban Studies, The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York.


Michael Javen Fortner is the author of Black Silent Majority: Urban Politics and the Rockefeller Drug Laws (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Winner of the Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History by the New York Academy of History, 2016.

He is also co-editor with Amy Bridges of Urban Citizenship and American Democracy: The Historical and Institutional Roots of Local Politics and Policy (SUNY Press, 2016).... Read more about Michael Javen Fortner

Bernard L. Fraga

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2013.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University.


Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association Latino/a Caucus Early Career Award, 2018.

Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association's Lucius Barker Award for best paper in race or ethnicity and politicsm 2015.  His paper: “Assessing the Causal Impact of Race-Based Districting on Voter Turnout.”

Michael Hankinson

Michael Hankinson

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2017.
Quantitative Policy Analysis Postdoctoral Fellow, Politics Department, Oberlin College, 2017-2018.


Winner of Harvard University's Senator Charles Sumner Prize for his dissertation, "Why is Housing So Hard to Build? Four Papers on the Collection Action Problem of Spatial Proximity," 2017.

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Ph.D. in Government & Social Policy, 2016.
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.


Winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best PhD dissertation in the field of public policy, 2017.

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Fiona McGillivray Prize for best paper in political economy presented at the previous year's APSA annual meeting, 2017.

Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association's Patrick J. Fett Award for best paper presented at the MPSA annual meeting on Congress and the presidency, 2017.

Alex's first book, Politics at Work: How Employers Deploy Their Workers to Shape American Politics and Public Policy, has been published by Oxford University Press, 2018.

Jason Lakin

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

Carlos Lastra Anadón

PhD in Government & Social Policy (Nov 2018).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2018-2019).
Assistant Professor, IE University School of International Relations in Madrid (beginning 2019).

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).