Gwen Prowse

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Education: 
Political Science and African American Studies; B.A. Urban Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University 2011 (summa cum laude)

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Gwen is a joint doctoral student in political science and African American studies, with a focus on race and political economy in the United States. Her research explores how state policies shape civic agency, federalism, and how the legacy of slavery shapes political institutions.   She is a research fellow with the Institute for Social Policy Studies (ISPS) and affiliated with the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.  Prior to coming to Yale, Gwen worked in education and community development, both as a high school teacher and instructional coach in southeastern Arkansas and Delaware. 

Research Interests: 
Black politics; federalism; policing; urban politics; participatory methods