The Department of Politics is pleased to announce the arrival of five new faculty and two promotions, all effective as of July 1, 2020.
Layna Mosley has joined the department as professor of politics and international affairs. Previously, she was a professor in the politics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mosley focuses on the politics of the global economy, as well as international relations more broadly. She investigates the connections between domestic politics and the global economy. Mosley received a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University in 1999.
Ismail White has joined the department as professor of politics and public affairs. Previously, he served as associate professor of political science at Duke University. White studies American politics with a focus on African American politics, public opinion, and political participation. In 2007-2008, he was a research scholar at SPIA’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. White earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in 2005.
Corrine McConnaughy has joined the department as a research scholar with continuing appointment, and teaches in both the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She specializes in identity politics, with a focus on race and gender in American politics, and is the author of "The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment" (Cambridge, 2013) as well as articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development and American Politics Research. She was formerly an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University.
Zhao Li has joined the department as assistant professor of politics and public affairs. She focuses on democratic representation and accountability in the United States with a focus on campaign finance. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton. She earned a Ph.D. in political economics from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2019.
Guadalupe Tuñón has joined the department as assistant professor of politics and international affairs. Before coming to Princeton, Tuñón was an academy scholar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, as well as a predoctoral fellow at the Identity & Conflict Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. She focuses on comparative politics and political economy with a regional focus on Latin America. Tuñón earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2019.
Rafaela Dancygier has been promoted to professor of politics and international affairs. Previously, she served as associate professor from 2016-20, as assistant professor from 2008-2016, and as an instructor from 2007-2008. Dancygier specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on the implications of ethnic diversity in advanced democracies. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 2007.
Matias Iaryczower has been promoted to professor of politics. Previously, he served the department as associate professor from 2015-20 and assistant professor from 2010-15. From 2005-10, he was an assistant professor of economics at the California Institute of Technology. His research uses game theory and empirical methods to study how institutions and strategic considerations shape collective decision-making in courts, legislatures, and elections. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005.