Isabel Perera (Assistant Professor, Government)
Title: The Welfare Workforce: Public Sector Unions and the Politics of Inequality
Bio: Isabel Perera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. Her research, which earned the John Heinz Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance, examines health, labor, and social policy in comparative perspective. Prior to joining Cornell, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2018-2020), Queen Elizabeth Fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-2017), and Chateaubriand Fellow at Sciences Po Paris (2015-2016). She holds a doctorate from Penn and an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins.