Each year the Roper Center funds at least one Graduate Fellow. Applications for 2019-2020 will be due in early spring 2019. Please apply if you are interested.

Jose Sanchez Gomez

José Tomás Sánchez Gómez

José Sánchez Gómez is a third-year PhD student in the Government Department at Cornell University. His research interest is on comparative politics of Latin America. He focuses on contentious politics and institutional change, social movements and party politics. In 2015, he finished his Master of Public Administration at CIPA, Cornell. Before coming to Cornell, he served as a public official in the Civil Service Department of Paraguay, and worked for NGOs in programs for social and democratic development.

Former Graduate Fellows

Delphia Shanks-Booth

Delphia Shanks-Booth

Delphia Shanks-Booth is a PhD candidate in the Government Department at Cornell University. Her dissertation focuses on when and how private foundations fund criminal justice programs and reform initiatives, and she is broadly interested in the intersection of public policy and organizational behavior. She also has an MS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and a BA in Sociology from Grinnell College. Prior to graduate school, she worked for several nonprofits.

Amit Anshumali

Amit Anshumali

Amit Anshumali is a PhD candidate in Development Sociology at Cornell University. Previously, he obtained an MS in Environmental Sciences and Agricultural Economics from the Ohio State University. For his dissertation research, Amit is empirically examining the effect of men’s non-farm employment on women’s changing economic roles in rural India. His research has implications for understanding the ways in which livelihoods have becomes increasingly stretched across time and space in rural India. In his spare time, he loves to read, watch wildlife documentaries, and travel.