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Paul Atwell

My research and interests center on social network structure and social network change as both a function and cause of political change. I study associated collective behaviors such as voting behavior and clientelism primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.…
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Elizabeth Burland

Elizabeth is a Ph.D. student in sociology and public policy. Her research interests are in the intersection of poverty, social inequality, and education policy. Previously, Elizabeth spent a year working at the Institute for Public Administration at…
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Sydney Carr

Sydney L. Carr is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Public Policy. Sydney earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut (2018) and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan (2020). Sydney's work is…
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Alvin Christian

Alvin Christian is a joint PhD student in Economics and Public Policy. His research interests include the economics of education, development economics, and gender equality. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at Brown University and MDRC.…
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Jared Cory

Jared Cory is a joint PhD student in Public Policy and Political Science. His research interests include policy implementation, organizational behavior, and policy diffusion.  He is also interested in studying criminal policies’ effects on local…
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Asher Dvir-Djerassi

Asher Dvir-Djerassi is a joint Ph.D. student with the Department of Sociology and the Ford School of Public Policy. Asher came to the University of Michigan with an M.S. in data science from the City University of New York, a B.A. in economics from…
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Jared Eno

Jared is interested in issues of poverty and inequality, especially the role of education in social stratification; the role of research in public policy; and quantitative methodology. After completing his MPP at University of Michigan, he worked at…
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Alexander Fertig

Alexander Fertig received a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University and an MPA from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. His current research interests are in development economics and political…
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Jane Furey

Jane Furey is a PhD student in Public Policy and Sociology, with interests in inequality, education, social policy and quantitative methods. She previously worked at Abt Associates, where she focused on the evaluations of education and income…
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Billy Huang

Billy Huang is a joint doctoral student in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and philosophy from Duke University and a master's degree in economics from the University of…
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Stephanie Karol

Stephanie A. Karol is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Public Policy and Economics. She studies the interaction between the public sector and private philanthropy in the provision of social services. Stephanie holds a BA in Economics and International…
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Owen Kay

Owen is a Ph.D. student in Economics and Public Policy with research interests in tax policy and energy economics. Before coming to graduate school, he worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board’s Macro-Finance group. He received a…
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Theodor Kulczycki

Theo is getting his PhD in Public Policy & Economics. His research interests include the economic impacts of climate change, labor and health aspects of migration, and development economics. He has previously worked for the Climate Impact Lab and the…
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Shekinah Nissi Lightner

Shekinah is a joint PhD student in Public Policy and Political Science. Prior to coming to Michigan, she graduated with her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Furman University in 2020. She is broadly interested in religion and politics,…
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Peter Martel

Peter J. Martel is a second-year student in the joint PhD Program in Public Policy & Sociology. His research focuses on the U.S. legal system, mass incarceration, criminal procedure, and prisons. He is currently in the early stages of a project that…
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Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin is a Ph.D candidate in Economics and Public Policy and a fellow in the Predoctoral Training Program in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research. She studies the labor market outcomes of college graduates and differences by the…
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Eitan Paul

Eitan Paul is a joint PhD candidate in Public Policy and Political Science. He studies the effects of civil society and social accountability initiatives on the quality of democratic representation and the distribution of public goods in Southeast…
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Anita Ravishankar

Anita Ravishankar is a PhD student in World Politics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, where she studies the costs of political violence, particularly with respect to civilians’ trust in state institutions. Her research explores how…
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Sinéad Redmond

Sinéad graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Political Science in 2012. Since then, she has worked as a paralegal in Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Public Policy Litigation & Law Department. She is interested in studying American…
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Katherine Richard

Katherine Richard is a joint doctoral student in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. She intends to research channels through which public programs and taxation affect inequality. Prior to graduate school, she interned for the…
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Margarita Maria Rodriguez Morales

Margarita is a doctoral student in the joint program of Public Policy and Sociology. Her research interests focus on inequalities, development, and Science and Technology Studies. She plans to study of the bureaucratics of poverty governance in Latin…
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Jasmine Simington

Jasmine completed her B.A. in Sociology with honors distinction at Yale University in 2014.  After graduating, she became a researcher in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute studying assisted housing…
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Corina Simonelli

Corina is PhD student in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on civil conflict broadly with specific interests in third-party intervention, peacebuilding, the financing of violent non-state actors,…
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Brittany Vasquez

Brittany Vasquez is a PhD student in Public Policy & Sociology with broad interests in education policy, stratification, and quantitative methods. She is a fellow in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research with the Education Policy Initiative,…
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Dyanne Vaught

Dyanne Vaught is a PhD candidate in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, with interests in international trade, macroeconomics, and trade and foreign policy. Her research focuses on the impacts of temporary trade policies,…
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Lydia Wileden

Lydia Wileden is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on measuring neighborhood reputation and documenting processes of neighborhood choice and neighborhood change. She is a research…