Joy Wang

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Graduate School Student

Joy Wang is a doctoral candidate in Political Science specializing in political theory. Working at the intersection of postcolonial theory, the history of political thought and political economy, and the critical history of the social sciences, her dissertation research tracks the emergence of political theories of the developmental state in the middle decades of the twentieth century, both in anticolonial movements across the British Empire and the Anglophone social sciences.

In addition to her teaching and research, Joy serves as a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. She welcomes any inquiries about the graduate program in Political Science at Yale, especially from prospective students in political theory.


115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall


  • M.Phil., Political Thought and Intellectual History, University of Cambridge, 2017
  • A.B., Physics and Mathematics, Harvard University, 2016

Fields of Interest:

  • Political Theory
  • Political Economy
Fields of Interest: 
Political Theory