Jamila Michener, PhD

Assistant Professor of Government
Department of Government, Cornell University

Jamila Michener, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. She is the author of Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics (Cambridge University Press 2018). Michener’s research has been supported by the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Her public writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, Salon and many other outlets. An engaged scholar, Michener is co-leader of the Finger Lakes chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network, an organization focused on bringing academic research to policymakers, civil associations, and the media. Michener has also served on the advisory board of the Cornell Prison Education Program and teaches in local correctional facilities. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.