Staff

John Cisternino

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

John CisterninoJohn joined the Tobin Project in 2008 to cultivate rigorous, problem-oriented research aimed at understanding and addressing some of the most urgent challenges facing American society. He directs the Tobin Project’s research activities throughout our four core initiatives and works with scholars across disciplines to develop new lines of inquiry. He also oversees our graduate student programs and corresponds with policymakers and thought leaders outside of academia to build new avenues for innovative scholarship that contributes to public discourse, policymaking, and civic education. John is the co-editor of New Perspectives on Regulation (The Tobin Project, 2009) with David Moss. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University; a J.D. from Harvard Law School; and an M.A. and M. Phil in philosophy from Columbia University where he taught courses in formal logic, philosophy, and literature.

Email: jcisternino[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 301-8923

David Cruikshank

OPERATIONS MANAGER

David CruikshankDavid joined the Tobin Project in the summer of 2017. Currently, he assists with Tobin's operations and contributes to its Economic Inequality Initiative. David graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in psychology, focusing his studies on social psychology. His senior thesis examined links between women in STEM and in philosophy, and specifically explored whether women experience stereotype threat in philosophy.

Email: dcruikshank[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600 

 

 

Douglas Genens

CASE WRITER

Douglas GenensDoug joined the Tobin Project project in the summer of 2020 as a part of its Case Writing project. This initiative aims to advance Tobin's broader mission of cultivating and disseminating rigorous scholarship by creating high quality teaching materials. Doug works with leading scholars to research and write new cases and to advance case method teaching at the high school and college level. Doug received his Ph.D in U.S. history at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2020, where he wrote a dissertation examining the responses of policymakers, social scientists, and ordinary people to rural poverty and community decline after World War II.

Email: dgenens[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600

 

 

 

Euriphile Joseph

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

Euriphile Joseph

Email: ejoseph[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600 

 

 

 

 

Emma Kromm

SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST

Emma KrommEmma joined the Tobin Project in the summer of 2018 as a part of the Economic Inequality and Institutions of Democracy initiatives. Emma graduated with a B.A. from Harvard College with high honors in Social Studies. Her senior thesis explored the effects of meritocratic sorting on the economic attitudes of elite college students. Previously, Emma worked as a Reporter at the Institute for Southern Studies and as a Director’s Intern in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.

Email: ekromm[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600 

 

John Malague

RESEARCH ANALYST

John MalagueJack joined the Tobin Project in the summer of 2019, and works on the Institutions of Democracy initiative. Jack graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College with a major in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. His honors thesis dealt with the relationship between self-defense and the modern state in American and early English law. Before joining Tobin, he coauthored The Death Penalty on the Ballot: American Democracy and the Fate of Capital Punishment (Cambridge, 2019), which explores the history of death penalty referendum in the United States.

Email: jmalague[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600

 

Mason Sands

RESEARCH ANALYST

Mason Sands

Mason joined the Tobin Project in the summer of 2020 as a research analyst for its Economic Inequality and Institutions of Democracy initiatives. He graduated from Harvard College (2020) with a B.A. in Government. He also has a certificate in Global Affairs from the School for International Training (2019), where he wrote a thesis examining the overlap of inequality and ethnic resentment in the governance of multiethnic European states. Before Tobin, Mason was a Forbes Magazine contributor, writing on social media and the information age.

Email: msands[at]tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600