Sterling Professor of Political Science
Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center
JD, Yale University (1987)
PhD., Yale University (1983)
M Phil, Yale University (1980)
BSc Bristol University, United Kingdom (1978)
A native of South Africa, Professor Ian Shapiro received his undergraduate degree from Bristol University in England, and then went on to earn three degrees from Yale. Professor Shapiro serves as the Henry R Luce Director of Yale’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. His research interests include the methodologies of the social sciences, theories of justice and democracy, the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth, and the prospects for sustainable democracy in the post-communist world and sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of twelve books, the most recent being Politics Against Domination published by Harvard University Press in 2016. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a past fellow of the Carnegie Corporation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Cape Town, Keio University in Tokyo, and Nuffield College, Oxford.