Allison Harris

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Allison P. Harris is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. She conducts research in American politics with a specialization in law and courts. Her current research agenda investigates the ways in which institutional change affects disparities in institutional outcomes, specifically within the criminal legal system. Professor Harris’s dissertation won the American Political Science Association’s 2017 Edward S. Corwin Award for the best dissertation in the field of public law, and her research is currently supported by the MIT Election Data and Science Lab and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Her research has appeared in such journals as Law and Society and the Annual Review of Political Science. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Professor Harris was an Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Chicago.