2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows
Department: Comparative Human Development
Eman Abdelhadi studies how religion intersects with other facets of daily life—including identity, social networks, political views and economic outcomes. She investigates this question from multiple angles, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her current book project relies on in-depth life history interviews to trace entry and exit into American Muslim communities and explain how and why those trajectories are gendered. Using survey data, her other research has investigated the ways and settings in which religion matters for women’s participation in the public sphere as well as the relationship between religious orthodoxy and political conservatism in the United States. Abelhadi received her PhD from New York University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, both in Sociology.
Monica Do is a psycholinguist who uses experimental methods to study the relationship between thought and language. Specifically, she investigates how people decide what to say (and not say) about the world they see around them and how they map their conceptual representations of the world into the linguistic form required by their language. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Monica was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD and her BA in Linguistics from the University of Southern California.
Department: Political Science
Andrew McCall studies racial inequality in US policing. His current book project uses game theory and archival methods to examine how US cities and states restructured their law enforcement bureaucracies following the end of Jim Crow. It focuses on the effect of these reforms, and the features of policing that remained constant, on the incentives of bureaucrats within police departments to perpetuate black-white inequality in arrests. Taking this approach highlights structural mechanisms by which racial inequality in policing persisted through the Civil Rights era. He earned his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Philosophy and Religion from Truman State University.
Department: Political Science
Patricia Posey received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 and a double BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Florida in 2013. Prior to joining the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago, Posey was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines the relationship between American political economy and race, with a focus on the links among capitalism, urban space, technology, and political behavior. She is developing a manuscript that examines the effects of different banking and loan institutions on the political attitudes and political participation of marginalized communities. Posey is particularly interested in the effects of check cashing institutions, pay-day loan companies, pawn shops, and the like on the attitudes of poor, black, and brown communities toward the state.