Michael Zanger-Tishler is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy. He is interested in understanding the relationship between race, ethnicity, and the criminal justice system in a comparative context, specifically looking at the United States, Israel, and Europe. As an undergraduate, he wrote his senior thesis on criminal justice contact among diverse populations using an original survey and coauthored an article entitled "The Great Decoupling: The Disconnection Between Criminal Offending and Experience of Arrest Across Two Cohorts" with Vesla Weaver and Andrew Papachristos. He also conducted summer math research through the Yale SUMRY program, and was a research assistant for economist Robert Shiller. Before beginning his graduate study, Michael studied at a Hebrew speaking Israeli religious seminary (2013-2014) and was a CASA Arabic fellow in Amman Jordan (2018-2019) where he studied Formal and Levantine Arabic and worked as a volunteer translator for the International Refugee Assistance Project.
BA in Ethics Politics and Economics and Modern Middle East Studies, Yale University