This entree is a part of our Meet the Fellow blog series, which introduces and highlights Faculty Fellows who have recently joined CDS.
Meet CDS Faculty Fellow Elisha Cohen, who will be joining us this fall. Elisha graduated in 2022 with a PhD in political science from Emory University, where she studied political methodology with a focus on gender, race, and inequality in the United States. She previously earned a master’s in Economics from Hunter College CUNY and a bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Elisha’s research interests are in political methodology, discriminatory selection processes, politics, and inequality. Her paper “Counterevidence of crime-reduction effects from federal grants of military equipment to local police,” was published in Nature in 2020 and her work on “Do Officer-Involved Shootings Reduce Citizen Contact with Government?” received placement in the Journal of Politics in 2019.
Elisha’s teaching experience at Emory as a course instructor and a teaching assistant focused on causal inference and R programming. Her teaching interests encompass political methodology, applied statistics, and algorithmic fairness.
“I am excited to be joining NYU’s CDS where I can continue to work at the intersection of social science, applied statistics, and data science,” said Elisha. “I am looking forward to being part of the CDS community where I can continue to develop new methodological approaches for assessing fairness.”
To view all our current faculty fellows, please visit the CDS Faculty Fellow page on our website.
By Meryl Phair