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
Inequality and Wealth Concentration Ph.D. Scholar

Shom Mazumder is a Ph.D Candidate in the Government Department and A.M. Candidate in the Statistics Department. His core research interests seek to understand how states and government create and eliminate stratification with a particular emphasis on the central role of mass violence and warfare. Currently, he is working on studying how mass warfare can lead to reductions in inequality by incorporating marginalized groups across a number of different dimensions. Other work of his seeks to understand the social processes that shape an individual's willingness to commit violence, the rise and decline of Jim Crow, and the effect of government programs on social mobility among many other projects. To answer these questions, he uses a combination of historical methods and natural experiments to develop theories and establish causality.

Prior to coming to Harvard, he worked at Palantir and National Public Radio. He received a B.S.F.S in International Political Economy from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

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.

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.