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Postdoctoral fellow

Joshua Basseches

Postdoctoral fellow
Basseches studies the politics of climate and energy policy in the U.S. states. He examines the roles of business interests, environmental and consumer advocacy organizations, and state-level policymakers in shaping the content of the policies that have emerged.
Core faculty

Earl Lewis

Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy; Director, Center for Social Solutions
Earl Lewis is the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, and the founding director of the U-M Center for Social Solutions. From March 2013-2018, he served as president of The…
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Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy; Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy program
Parthasarathy studies the governance of emerging science and technology and politics of evidence and expertise in policy in comparative and international perspective. Her current work focuses on the development and implications of COVID-19 testing, and inclusive innovation in international development. She co-hosts The Received Wisdom podcast.
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Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Rabe examines the political feasibility and durability of environmental and energy policy, with a particular emphasis on efforts to address climate change in the U.S. and other federal systems. His most recent books examine the politics of carbon pricing and the limitations of unilateral executive branch policy actions. Current research explores the politics of intensive but short-lived greenhouse gases, such as methane and HFCs. Recent policy engagement includes work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the Department of Commerce, and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
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Joy Rohde

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Rohde is historian who specializes in the relationship between policy knowledge, technology, and American democracy. At Michigan, she is also affiliated with the Department of History, the Science, Technology, and Society Program, and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program.
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Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Watkins-Hayes is an internationally-recognized scholar and expert on HIV/AIDS; urban poverty; social policy; and racial, class, and gender inequality. Her work illuminates social problems of great interest to scholars, communities, and policymakers. She works at the intersection of sociology, African American Studies, and public policy. Her work analyzes the impact of the HIV epidemic on women and the growth of the HIV safety net.

Center for Racial Justice

Racial justice is the systematic fair treatment of people, regardless of racial background, that results in equitable opportunities and outcomes for everyone.We seek a world in which people are able to achieve their full potential in life,...
News

What's next in a post-pandemic economy? - Stevenson

Aug 3, 2021
As the economy and world attempts to return to normal with the help of the COVID-19 vaccine, a new normal -- from social norms to remote work -- is emerging. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, recently spoke with Project...
In the Media

Stevenson tackles history of tax cuts

Jun 28, 2021 Rear Vision
The ongoing American debate about tax cuts for the rich has been raging since the 1980's. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained where the idea of supply-side, or "trickle-down" economics originated. "This was an...
News

Ford School welcomes 2021 PPIA fellows

Jun 25, 2021
On June 14, the Ford School welcomed its 40th cohort to its Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI)— a program designed to build diversity in public service. Formerly called the Sloan or Woodrow Wilson...
In the Media

Rabe evaluates Biden's climate policy

Jun 15, 2021 The Christian Science Monitor
While President Biden has shown a lot of initiative for climate policy in the first months of his term, many scholars say something is missing: a carbon tax. Barry Rabe, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, provided an...
In the Media

Watkins-Hayes relates current pandemic to HIV epidemic

Jun 9, 2021 Michigan Radio
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, relates what she has researched and written about the  HIV epidemic to the current COVID-19 pandemic in an interview on Michigan Radio, marking the 40th anniversary of...
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of immigration policy

Nov 9, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Dr. Jennifer Lee, an award winning author and frequent public commentator on the implications of contemporary U.S. immigration, will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of education policy

Oct 26, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Rucker Johnson—a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of income & wealth inequality

Oct 12, 2021, 4:00 pm EDT
Dr. William Darity—director of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of criminal justice policy

Sep 28, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve—author of "Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court"—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of labor market policy

Sep 14, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Trevon Logan—who specializes in economic history, economic demography and applied microeconomics—will join Dr. Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.

Living in a carceral state

Jun 11, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT
Chris Gilliard, Ursula Rao, Carolyn Sufrin, and chair John Carson comprise the third panel of the Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State webinar series.

Reclaiming and repatriating African heritage

Feb 17, 2021, 11:00 am-12:15 pm EST
Ambassador Susan D. Page will moderate a discussion with cultural heritage experts from U-M and Africa surrounding the reclamation and repatriation of African heritage from Northern cultural institutions back to Africa.