Rachel L. Moskowitz
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Law
Phone: (860) 297-5273 Office Location: McCook 208
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Trinity College faculty member since 2015
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Northwestern Univ.
M.A., Northwestern Univ.
B.A., Grinnell College

Rachel Moskowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Public Policy & Law Program. Her research lies at the intersection of public policy, political behavior and public opinion, race politics, and urban politics. In her current projects, she uses survey, experimental, and qualitative methods to study educational issues and political decisions in a variety of local political contexts. Professor Moskowitz pays particular attention to to the role of equality, race, and community in the formation of attitudes and vote choices on education policies.

Professor Moskowitz earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Political Science and received her B.A. from Grinnell College. Before graduate school, she worked as a social studies teacher in Richmond, CA through Teach for America. She also worked as a legislative clerk in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Professor Moskowitz’s primary approach in the classroom is to address important and complex substantive political and policy issues. She then helps students learn how social science theories, analysis, and methods can help one explore and answer these tough questions. She aims to help students develop as critical and active thinkers for both the classroom and the political world.