Social Sciences/Politics Experts

Experts are listed alphabetically.


Marc A. Brackett Ph.D.
  • Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Professor in the Child Study Center

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Emotional intelligence, social and emotional learning, education reform, child development, emotions

Sarah Bush Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Democracy promotion, International influences on elections, International women's rights, Gender and climate change, International non-governmental organizations

Christina Cipriano Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center
  • Director of Research, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Social and emotional learning (SEL), school-based assessment, universal design for learning (UDL), students with disabilities

Jack Dovidio Ph.D.
  • Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology
  • Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Prejudice, intergroup relations, altruism

Emily Erikson Ph.D.
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Joseph C. Fox Academic Director of the Fox International Fellowship 
Robert Frank Ph.D.
  • Professor of Linguistics
  • Chair of the Department of Linguistics

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Natural language processing, computational linguistics, cognitive science of language, syntax, language acquisition

Abigail S. Friedman Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)
  • Assistant Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Tobacco policy, electronic cigarettes, health economics, health policy

Cecilia Frometa Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology


Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Culture, immigration, trauma informed care, school mental health, training coordination

Walter Gilliam Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology
  • Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Child care and early childhood education; Intervention policy analysis; Early childhood mental health consultation; Child and family social policy; Young child development

Philip S. Gorski Ph.D.

Frederick and Laura Goff Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies


Field & Expertise

Social Sciences/Politics

Christian nationalism, the Christian right, populism, secularization, the Protestant Reformation