PhD Alumni

Peter Bucchianeri

Peter Bucchianeri

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

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 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 (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.

Naomi Calvo

Naomi Calvo

PhD in Public Policy, 2007.
Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, Bellevue School District, Washington.
Lorenzo Casaburi

Lorenzo Casaburi

PhD in Economics, 2013.
Swiss Re Foundation Assistant Professor of Development Economics, University of Zurich.

Postdoctoral Fellow,Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 2013-16.

Prize for Excellence in Development, German Economics Association & KfW, 2019.

Awarded Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Grant, 2018.

Charlotte Cavaille

Charlotte Cavaillé

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2014.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (beginning fall 2019).

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.

Anmol Chaddha

Anmol Chaddha

PhD in Sociology & Social Policy, 2015.
Research Director, Equitable Futures Lab, Institute for the Future.
Victor Tan Chen

Victor Tan Chen

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2012.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University.

American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2012-2014).

Cut LooseVictor Tan Chen's book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, based on his doctoral dissertation, has been published by the University of California Press (2015).

Winner of the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award for “contributions to research that address industrial relations/employment problems of national significance.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2017.

Winner of College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016.

Co-winner of the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2012.

The Missing ClassKatherine S. Newman and Victor Tan Chen are the authors of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, Beacon Press (2007).

Hanley Chiang

Hanley Chiang

PhD in Economics, 2008.
Associate Director of Human Services Research, Mathematica Policy Research.
Andrew Clarkwest

Andrew Clarkwest

PhD. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2005.
Senior Associate for Social and Economic Policy, Abt Associates.
Sarah Cohodes

Sarah Cohodes

PhD in Public Policy, 2015.
Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics, Teachers College Columbia University.

Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award, Economics of Education, 2016.

Winner of the Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award, Association for Education Finance and Policy, 2016. 

Carrie Conaway

Carrie Conaway

AM in Sociology and Social Policy, 2001.
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Carrie Conaway, formerly Chief Strategy and Research Officer for the Massachusetts Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education, joins the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a senior lecturer beginning July 2019.

President, Association for Education Finance and Policy, 2018.

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
David J.  Deming

David Deming, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

David J. Deming

PhD in Public Policy, 2010.
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Winner of the David N Kershaw Early Career Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), 2018. The award honors those under the age of 40 who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management.

David Deming is one of five new William T. Grant Scholars for 2013-2018. The William T. Grant Scholars Program “supports the professional development of promising early career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences” with five-year research awards.

Jeff Denis

Jeffrey Denis

PhD in Sociology, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology, McMaster University.

Author of the forthcoming book, Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations, based on his PhD dissertation research, which involved 18 months of fieldwork, 160 interviews, and a photovoice project with Anishinaabe, Métis, and white residents of Northwestern Ontario (Treaty #3 territory).