Government

Angie Bautista-Chavez

Angie Bautista-Chavez

Ph.D. student in Government

Angie M. Bautista-Chavez is a doctoral student in the Department of Government and a Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard University. Angie’s research focuses on the domestic and foreign politics of immigration regulation and control. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University in 2013. In addition to research, she is currently the Teaching Fellow for Survey Research Methods. Angie is also Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow.

Chase Foster

Chase Foster

Ph.D. student in Government

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research interests include the comparative political economy of public policy and inequality in the OECD. I also have a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where I wrote a Policy Analysis Exercise on American and European climate policy on aviation emissions.

Before attending Harvard, I spent four years working as an advocate for campaign finance and voter registration reform and studied public policy at UNC-Chapel Hill. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, traveling, and observing elections in places like Belarus, Moldova, and Goldsboro, NC.

Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Goldstein

Ph.D. student in Government
Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Ph.D. Scholar in Poverty and Justice

Becca Goldstein is a PhD student in Government. Her research focuses on the politics of policing, program evaluation, and prisoner reentry. She graduated from Harvard College in 2013 with a B.A. in Statistics.

Brian Libgober

Brian Libgober

Ph.D. student in Government
Inequality and Wealth Concentration Ph.D. Scholar

Brian Libgober is a doctoral candidate in Government at Harvard. He studies the role of law and legal institutions in American politics, and is particularly interested in questions about the distributive impact of regulation. During the 2015-2016 academic year he was a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Social Sciences at Harvard Law School and received a Humane Studies Fellowship from IHS. He has published in the Michigan Journal of International Law and has several other studies at various stages of the publication process.

Prior to his doctoral work at Harvard, Libgober was a summer associate at Paul Hastings, LLP, an intern for federal judge Beryl Howell (D.C. District Court), and as a polling analyst for President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. He holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School (2015, cum laude), and a B.A. from the University of Chicago in Mathematics and Philosophy (2010, honors).

Shom  Mazumder

Shom Mazumder

Ph.D. student in Government

Shom Mazumder is a doctoral student in political science who works at the intersection of politics, economics, statistics, and digital history. Primarily, his research investigates the origins and consequences of social structure with a focus on the economic history of the United States. He also has side projects that apply rigorous quasi-experimental methods to novel data on topics of comparative and international political economy. Other work of his is published in the Review of International Organizations.

Brendan McElroy

Brendan McElroy

Ph.D. student in Government

Brendan McElroy is a Ph.D. candidate in Government, specializing in political economy of development. His research interests include state-building and state capacity in long-run development, agricultural political economy, and the history of representative institutions, with a regional focus on Russia and Eurasia. His work primarily relies on historical data drawn from archival research.

Before coming to Harvard, Brendan received his B.A. in Political Science and Russian, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University, and his M.A. from Georgetown's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. He is currently a graduate student associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Previously he held a visiting fellow position at the Center for the Study of Institutions and Development based at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Michael Morse

Michael Morse

Ph.D. student in Government

Michael is a joint degree student in the Department of Government and Yale Law School. He’s interested in investigating issues of race and inequality, such as the causes and consequences of mass incarceration and voting rights. 

Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in political science.   … Read more about Michael Morse

Daniel Moskowitz

Daniel Moskowitz

Ph.D. student in Government

Daniel Moskowitz is a second-year graduate student in the Government Department. His research interests include representation, inequality and redistribution, poverty, the welfare state, unions, and tax policy.

He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from Grinnell College in 2009. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked as a research assistant/analyst at the Brookings Institution in the Economic Studies Program and at the Treasury Department in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Ph.D. student in Government

Solé is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Her research focuses on comparative political economy, the politics of the welfare state, and economic development. She is interested in the political consequences of poverty reduction, focusing on the effects of economic poverty relief intervention on political behavior, policy preferences, and local political institutions. 

Her research aims to gain a deeper understanding of the politics of redistribution in the developing world and to determine how modern development initiatives alter political behavior the incentives to welfare state development.

She received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 2011.

David  Romney

David Romney

Ph.D. student in Government

David Romney is a PhD Candidate in Government at Harvard University, where he is also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, and a Graduate Student Affiliate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He received his BA in Middle East Studies and Arabic Language from Brigham Young University in 2013.

His primary research interest is in the psychology of intergroup relations, particularly in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the United States. However, David's interests span many methodological and substantive areas, including experimental political science, social media, and text analysis.