About me

I am an experienced political scientist and researcher of public policy. My work has traced the contours of political identity and outlined the implementation of policies that reduce inequality.

Currently, I work as a Researcher for Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago’s Implementation collaborative. I assist in the implementation and evaluation of initiatives to promote child welfare and decarceration in several large states, counties, and communities.

Before that, I worked as a Senior Justice Policy Analyst at the Harris County Justice Administration Department in Houston, TX. I received my PhD from Cornell University’s Government Department, where I studied Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, Policy Studies, and American Political Development. My dissertation examined the politics of immigration policy during the 21st century. Prior to my study at Cornell, I worked in local politics, consulting for multiple local races in Southwestern Michigan, and managed a State Representative’s re-election campaign.

This is me

I grew up in exurban Detroit, and got my B.A. at Kalamazoo College. I do my best to fill my free time with watching and playing sports, drinking coffee and beer, weight training, and listening to sleepy music.

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Colin Cepuran is a political scientist and a policy analyst working in Kalamazoo, MI.