Isabel M. Perera

Assistant Professor


Isabel M. Perera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. She studies how politics shape the social policies, labor markets, and overall economies of affluent democracies, focusing on the United States and Western Europe.

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.

For more information about her work, please visit

Center for the Study of Inequality
Institute for European Studies
Cornell Center for Health Equity
Cornell Center for Social Sciences


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