Founding Directors

Tracey Meares
Tracey L. Meares
Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and a Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.  Before joining the faculty at Yale, she was a professor at the...

Tom Tyler
Tom R. Tyler
Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, as well as a Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory. He is also a professor (by...

Members

Arielle Baskin-Sommers
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

Dr. Baskin-Sommers’ research utilizes interdisciplinary theoretical principles and methods (e.g., psychophysiology, neuroimaging, self-report) to distinguish the deficits associated with these...

Monica C. Bell
Monica C. Bell
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology

Monica Bell is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Her areas of expertise include criminal justice, welfare law, housing,...

Rodrigo Canales
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Rodrigo Canales does research at the intersection of organizational theory and institutional theory, with a special interest in the role of institutions for economic development. Specifically,...

BJ Casey
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

BJ Casey is a world leader in human neuroimaging and its use in typical and atypical development. 

Fiona Doherty
Fiona Doherty
Clinical Professor of Law

Fiona Doherty is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She directs the Criminal Justice Clinic, which defends indigent clients accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses in New Haven. The...

James Forman Jr.
James Forman Jr.
J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law

James Forman Jr. is J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He attended public schools in Detroit and New York City before graduating from the Atlanta Public Schools. After attending...

Phillip Atiba Goff
Franklin A. Thomas Professorship in Policing Equity, John Jay College and President of the Center for Policing Equity

Phillip Atiba Goff is the inaugural Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is the co-founder and president of the Center for Policing Equity,...

Miriam Gohara
Miriam Gohara
Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Miriam Gohara is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale Law School faculty, Professor Gohara spent sixteen years representing death-sentenced clients in...

Yael Granot
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Yael Granot is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Granot received her PhD in social psychology from New York University, where her research explored how attentional...

Elizabeth Hinton
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

Elizabeth Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. She is particularly interested in the rise of the American carceral state...

Benjamin Justice
Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration - Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Benjamin Justice is a historian interested in American education. His research is wide-ranging, from colonial times to present, engaging a variety of themes at the intersection between the state...

Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Issa Kohler-Hausmann
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology

Issa Kohler-Hausmann is Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale. Her primary research interests are in criminal law, sociology of law, empirical...

Andrew V. Papachristos
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University and Director of The Policy Lab, Yale University

Andrew Papachristos is currently Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University and Director of The Policy Lab at Yale University. Papachristos aims to understand how the connected nature of...

Jennifer Richeson
Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Professor Richeson’s research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race,...

Sudhir Venkatesh
Williams B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, and the Committee on Global Thought, at Columbia University in the City of New York. He was formerly the Research Manager in Protect...

Emily Wang
Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Emily Wang, MD, MAS, is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and Co-Founder of the Transitions Clinic Network. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on promoting health equity for...

Vesla Weaver
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Vesla Mae Weaver (Phd, Harvard, Government and Social Policy) is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and a 2016-17 Andrew...

Gideon Yaffe
Gideon Yaffe
Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence

Gideon Yaffe is Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology at Yale. His research interests include the philosophy of law, particularly...

Howard V. Zonana
Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Law

Howard V. Zonana is Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. His subjects are law and psychiatry. His many professional positions...

Affiliated Scholars

Vitor Blotta
Professor, Department of Journalism and Publishing, Communication and Arts School, University of São Paulo

Blotta is an Associate Researcher at The Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo, Brazil (NEV-USP), and Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Association for...

Ben Bradford
Professor of Global City Policing at the Department of Security and Crime Science, and Director of the JDI Institute for Global City Policing University College London

Ben Bradford’s research interests include public trust, police legitimacy, cooperation and compliance in justice settings, and social identity as a factor in all these processes. He has also...

Samira Bueno
Executive-Director of Brazilian Forum on Public Safety

Samira Bueno is the Executive-Director of Brazilian Forum on Public Safety, an NGO formed by researchers and police-officers dedicated to promoting accountability in security policies. Bueno has a...

Alexandra Cox
Lecturer Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Alexandra Cox is a current Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz in their...

David De Cremer
Provost Chair at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School

Professor David De Cremer is a behavioral scientist, consultant, and thought leader with a specific interest in managing and leading individual and organizational transformations. Currently he...

Geraldine Downey
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Columbia University

Professor Downey’s main interest is the study of personal and status-based rejection. In her current work, she is exploring people’s expectations of rejection and their impact on the perception of...

Jonathan Jackson
Professor of Social Research Methods, London School of Economics

Jonathan Jackson is Professor of Research Methodology and Head of the Department of Methodology. He is a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology, the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Theory...

Joscha Legewie
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Legewie's research agenda focuses on social inequality/stratification, race/ethnicity, quantitative methods, education, urban sociology, and computational social science. 

Lorraine Mazerolle
Professor of Criminology, School of Social Science, University of Queensland

Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2010–2015), a Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, and a Chief...

Avital Mentoviz
The School of Criminology, University of Haifa
Carla Shedd
Associate Professor, Urban Education,City University of New York (CUNY)

Carla Shedd is an Associate Professor of Urban Education at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). Her work focueses on timely issues releated to criminal justice; race,...

Michael Sierra-Arévalo
Michael Sierra-Arévalo
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice

Michael Sierra-Arévalo’s current research focuses on how police socialization and perceptions of danger influence officer behavior, as well as the construction and consequences of police culture....

Giane Silvestre
Post-Doctoral Researcher at The Center for the Study of Violence, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Giane Silvestre holds a Ph.D in sociology and is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at The Center for the Study of Violence, University of São Paulo, Brazil (NEV-USP) and a Researcher Fellow of the...

Jason Stanley
Jacob Urowsky Prof of Philosophy, Yale University

Before coming to Yale in 2013, Jason Stanley was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Stanley’s latest book is How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and...

Rick J. Trinkner
Assistant Professor - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University

Rick Trinkner's research seeks to understand why people follow rules and defer to authority and how regulatory agencies can best foster support from those they serve. 

Staff

Molly Aunger
Program Coordinator

Molly Aunger became the Program Coordinator for the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School in January 2017. Prior to the Justice Collaboratory, she had worked as the Assistant to the Director of...

Caroline Sarnoff
Caroline Nobo Sarnoff
Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director of the Justice Collaboratory

Caroline Nobo Sarnoff is a Research Scholar in Law and Executive Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Sarnoff was formerly the Director of Data Outreach for the non-profit...

Research Fellows

Danieli Evans Peterman
Research Scholar in Law

Danieli Evans is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research aims to draw from social and behavioral science to propose ways that law could better advance the widely-held ideals of equal...

Camila Gripp
Senior Research Associate

Camila Gripp is a Senior Research Associate at the Justice Collaboratory of the Yale Law School. In addition to a PhD in Political Science, she holds Masters degrees in Liberal Studies and...

Thomas O’Brien
Research Scholar

Thomas O’Brien is a Research Scholar at the Justice Collaboratory. He is a social psychologist who, in collaboration with Tom Tyler and others at the Justice Collaboratory, studies relations...