Past Research Speakers

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Neil Malhotra

Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 PM

Cosponsored by the UVA Department of Politics

Neil Malhotra is The Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has authored over 60 articles on numerous topics including American politics, political behavior, and survey methodology. 

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Atheendar Venkataramani

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Director, Opportunity for Health Lab
Apr 12, 2024, 12:00 pm

Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and a board-certified general internist at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center. He is also Director of the Opportunity for Health Lab. His research focuses on the life-course origins of health and socioeconomic inequality.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Melissa Kearney

Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Apr 05, 2024, 12:00 PM

Melissa S. Kearney is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. Kearney's academic research focuses on domestic policy issues, especially issues related to social policy, poverty, and inequality.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Phia Salter

Associate Professor of Psychology, Davidson College
Mar 29, 2024, 12:00 PM

Phia Salter is an associate professor of psychology at Davidson College. Her research utilizes cultural-psychological and critical race perspectives to inform her work on collective memory, social identity and systemic racism.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Syon Bhanot

Associate Professor, Economics, Swarthmore
Mar 22, 2024, 12:30 PM

Syon Bhanot is a behavioral and public economist, and an Associate Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College. His research centers on field experiments that use behavioral science concepts to influence decision-making, with a focus on pro-social behavior and various issues related to public policy, development, and poverty.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Efrén Pérez

Professor of Political Science and Psychology, UCLA
CANCELED Mar 15, 2024

Cosponsored by the UVA Department of Politics

Efrén Pérez is Professor of Political Science and Psychology at UCLA. His research centers on political psychology, with specific interests in intergroup politics, group identity, language and political thinking, implicit political cognition, and psychometrics.


Faculty Research Speaker Series

Alisha Holland

Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University
Feb 23, 2024, 12:15 - 1:30 PM

Alisha C. Holland, Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University, studies the comparative political economy of development with a focus on Latin America. She will speak on "Inhibitory Institutions: The Bureaucratic Politics of Public Goods Quality” in a talk hosted in the Politics department, jointly sponsored with the Karsh Institute of Democracy LEAD working group.

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Dan Hopkins

Professor, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania
Oct 27, 2023, 12:00 PM

Cosponsored by the UVA Department of Politics

Dan Hopkins is a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication. He assists with the coordination of the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative. Hopkins' research centers on American politics, with a special emphasis on racial and ethnic politics, state/local politics, political behavior, and research methods. 

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Tim Layton

30th Anniversary Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Oct 20, 2023, 12:00 PM

Timothy Layton is the 30th Anniversary Associate Professor of Health Care Policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an affiliated researcher at J-PAL at MIT. His research focuses on the economics of health insurance markets, with a particular focus on markets and social health insurance programs for low-income households. 

Faculty Research Speaker Series

Brian Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Education, Ford School, University of Michigan
Oct 06, 2023, 12:00 PM

Cosponsored by EdPolicyWorks

Brian A. Jacob is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy and professor of economics at the Ford School, and is co-director of the Youth Policy Lab. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Brian's current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives.