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Isabel M. Perera

Assistant Professor


Isabel Perera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. Her research, which earned the John Heinz Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance, examines health, labor, and social policy in comparative perspective. 
Prior to joining Cornell, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2018-2020), Queen Elizabeth Fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-2017), and Chateaubriand Fellow at Sciences Po Paris (2015-2016). She holds a doctorate from Penn and an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins. 



  • Government


  • Center for the Study of Inequality


Fall 2021