Postdoctoral Research Associates
Chloé BakalarValues and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location Robertson Hall, Room 308A
Chloé Bakalar is a political and legal theorist with an empirical background in American politics. Her research focuses on questions of democratic theory, the history of modern political thought and public law. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Small Talk? The Impact of Social Speech on Liberal Democratic Citizenship, that considers and maps the positive and negative effects of everyday talk on liberal democratic citizenship and political outcomes. Bakalar holds an A.M. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in politics from New York University. She is also affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.
Mark BudolfsonValues and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location Robertson Hall, Room 406
Mark Budolfson often works on interdisciplinary issues at the interface of ethics and public policy, especially in connection with collective action problems such as climate change and other dilemmas that arise in connection with common resources and public goods. Other current research areas include epistemology, the nature of normativity, the legitimacy of international institutions, food ethics and politics, and environmental philosophy. He is affiliated with the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program in the Wilson School.
Minh LyValues and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone (609) 206-3938
Location Robertson Hall, Room 429
Minh Ly’s research in political theory focuses on questions of democratic theory, global justice, ethics and public policy, and the justice of international finance. He is currently working on a book manuscript, Global Deliberation: A Human Right to Deliberative Democracy, that examines how states and international organizations can be held democratically accountable for respecting human rights. It argues for a participatory theory of accountability, called deliberative justification, that would more strongly protect human rights than accountability through states, while being more feasible than global democracy. He has published in the Review of International Political Economy (2012) and the Routledge Handbook of Global Economic Governance (2013). Ly holds a Ph.D in political science from Brown University and an A.B. in social studies from Harvard University. He is also affiliated with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.
Andreas SchmidtValues and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone (609) 258-8272
Location Wallace Hall, Room 315
Andreas Schmidt is a moral and political theorist working on freedom, distributive justice, and public health ethics. In his current research, he applies theoretical debates about freedom to discussions of paternalism in public health and examines how far a consequentialist framework in public health is able to account for responsibility, inequality, and fairness. Schmidt holds a DPhil and BPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in philosophy and economics from the University of Bayreuth. He is also affiliated with the Center for Health and Well-Being in the Woodrow Wilson School.
Stephen WertheimValues and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location Robertson Hall, Room 429
Stephen Wertheim is a historian of the United States and international ideas and institutions since the nineteenth century. His first book, under contract with Harvard University Press, examines the birth of U.S. global supremacy during World War II. Wertheim received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and received an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University. He is affiliated with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Woodrow Wilson School.
Monique WonderlyHarold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
Phone (609) 258-0168
Fax (609) 258-1285
Location Room 105, 5 Ivy Lane
Monique Wonderly is primarily interested in puzzles at the intersection of ethics and the nature of emotions. She has published in the areas of applied ethics, philosophy of emotion, and history of philosophy. Her current research focuses on emotional attachment – and in particular, on questions concerning moral agency and ethical treatment that arise when considering certain attachment-related pathologies, including psychopathy and (some forms of) addiction. Wonderly holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from University of California at Riverside, an M.A. in philosophy from Western Michigan University, and a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the University of Michigan.