The department welcomes Andrew McCall, who has joined the faculty as an assistant professor.
Professor McCall's research uses formal models and archival sources to examine how the design of police departments can reduce or contribute to racial inequality in policing. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and a B.A. in philosophy and religion from Truman State University (as a National Achievement Scholar). His research has been funded by the Center for Empirical Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the National Science Foundation. Before coming to Columbia he was a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.
In the fall semester, he will teach an undergraduate seminar on policing in the United States and an undergraduate lecture course on race and the carceral state.