Marco Mendoza Avina

CAPS Fellow
Ph.D. Student in Government and Social Policy
I am interested in immigration and inequality through the lens of public opinion, and I occasionally wander into electoral studies. In my current work, I try... Read more about Marco Mendoza Avina

Kiran Misra

CAPS Fellow
Ph.D. Student in Government
I am interested in the carceral state and criminalization in America, specifically how the political process and political interests, rather than policy... Read more about Kiran Misra

Eve O'Connor

Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies
Eve broadly studies US cultural and economic history; histories of capitalism; environmental studies, feminist and queer theory; and cooperative economics.
Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson

Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance

Paul Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He directs the Harvard...

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Justin Pottle

Ph.D. Candidate in Government
Justin studies democratic theory, social epistemology, and American political thought. His research explores how political institutions shape who is heard and unheard in American public discourse and their implications for democratic equality. Through his work with the Democratic Knowledge Project, Justin works with teachers across the country to develop civic education curricula on American political history, constitutional law, and the philosophical foundations of American government.
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Sarah Sadlier

CAPS Study of the American Republic Fellow, 2022-23
Ph.D. Candidate in History
Sarah studies how have Native American lawyers strategized about advocating for tribal sovereignty in the "courts of the conqueror"? Her fellowship will... Read more about Sarah Sadlier

Sarah Shamoon

Undergraduate Fellow, 2021
Social Studies

Sarah is a 2021 CAPS Undergraduate Fellow, writing a thesis entitled "Achieving Democratic Education through Social Emotional Learning."...

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Theda Skocpol

Theda Skocpol

Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology

Theda Skocpol (PhD, Harvard, 1975) is the Victor S.Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University.  At Harvard, she has served as...

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James Snyder

James Snyder

Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science

Professor Snyder's primary research and teaching interests are in American politics. He has written on elections, campaign finance, legislative behavior...

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p: 617-496-1089