Government and Social Policy

Peter Bucchianeri

Peter Bucchianeri

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


Winner of the American Political Science Association's Best Dissertation Award on Urban Politics, 2019.

Winner of Best Paper Award in Urban or Regional Politics, American Political Science Association Section on Urban and Local Politics and Urban Affairs Review, 2019.

Winner of the Susan Clarke Young Scholars's Award, American Political Science Association Setion on Urban and Local Politics, 2019.

Awarded Harvard University's Senator Charles Sumner Prize for his dissertation, "Ideology and Factions in Urban Politics," 2018.

Traci R. Burch

Traci Burch

PhD 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 American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Book Award for the best scholarly work in political science that explores ethnic and cultural pluralism, 2014. 

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Best Book Award in Urban Politics, 2014.

Winner of the American Political Science Association's 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 (PhD '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).
 

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

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2014.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.


Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University, 2019-2020.

Winner of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) Multidisciplinary Prize rewarding “scientifically exciting and ambitious endeavors” (with Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics), 2016.

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

Porsha Cropper

Porsha Cropper

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2012.
Deputy of Education and Workforce Development for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Katherine Levine Einstein

Katherine Levine Einstein

PhD 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. Published as part of the The Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series by the University of Oklahoma Press (2015).

Neighborhood Defenders, by Katherine Levine Einstein, David M. Glick, and Maxwell PalmerHer second book, Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis (with David Glick and Maxwell Palmer, investigates the politics of housing. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press (February 2020).

Katherine Levine Einstein is currently the co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors, a multi-year data set of survey-interviews of U.S. mayors exploring a wide variety of political and policy issues.

Michael Javen Fortner

Michael Javen Fortner

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY.


Michael Javen Fortner is the author of Black Silent Majority: Urban Politics and the Rockefeller Drug LawsHarvard 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.

Urban Citizenship and American DemocracyHe is also co-editor with Amy Bridges of Urban Citizenship and American Democracy: The Historical and Institutional Roots of Local Politics and PolicySUNY Press (2016).

Bernard L. Fraga

Bernard L. Fraga

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2013.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University.


Bernard Fraga's first book, The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America,  examines the causes and consequences of racial/ethnic disparities in voter turnout. Cambridge University Press (2018).

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Best Book Award on Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior, APSA Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 2019.

Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association's 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 politics, 2015. 

Benjamin Goodrich

Benjamin Goodrich

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Lecturer in Political Science and Associate Research Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University.
Michael Hankinson

Michael Hankinson

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2017.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Baruch College, CUNY.


Quantitative Policy Analysis Postdoctoral Fellow, Politics Department, Oberlin College, 2017-2018.

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

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

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


Politics at Work, by Alexander Hertel-FernandezAlexander Hertel-Fernandez's first book, Politics at Work: How Employers Deploy Their Workers to Shape American Politics and Public Policy, examines how employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics – and why Americans should care. Oxford University Press (2018).

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Robert A. Dahl Award for scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy by an untenured scholar, 2019.

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best book in the field of U.S. national policy, 2019.

Alex’s second book, State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States — and the Nation, State Capture, by Alexander Hertel-Fernandezexamines how conservative donors, activists, and businesses built up cross-state political networks since the 1970s that allowed them to transform state policy and politics – and why progressives lagged behind in their efforts to build liberal state-level clout. Oxford University Press (2019).

Winner (with co-authors Matto Mildenberger and Leah Stokes) of the American Political Science Association's Jack Walker Award for a published article that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties. The article, "Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress," appears in the American Political Science Review 113 (1), 2018.

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.

Jason Lakin

Jason Lakin

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Head of Research, International Budget Partnership.


Jason Lakin joined IBP in May 2009 as a Program Officer covering Ghana and East Africa, and then worked as IBP’s Kenya Country Coordinator through 2013, where he set up IBP Kenya (based in Nairobi) as a locally registered entity.  Prior to taking on his current role, Jason was the Country Manager for IBP Kenya from 2014-2017.

He is the co-author, with Seymour Martin Lipset, of The Democratic Century (2004).

Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón

Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón

PhD in Government & Social Policy, 2018.
Assistant Professor, IE University School of Global and Public Affairs.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, 2018-2019.

Ryan T. Moore

Ryan T Moore

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2008.
Associate Professor of Government, American University.
Senior Social Scientist, The Lab @ DC.


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