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@tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 301-8923

 

 

Andrea Bolduc

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Andrea BolducAndrea joined the Tobin Project in the summer of 2021 and assists with operations, development, and strategy. She graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Political Science, and her honors thesis examined social movement dynamics and political behavior in four Boston-area suburbs during the 2020 George Floyd protests. Prior to joining the Tobin Project, Andrea was a research assistant for a professor of political economy and a Section Editor for the Brandeis Journal of Politics, an interdisciplinary social science publication.  

Email: abolduc@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@tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600

 

 

 

Euriphile Joseph

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

Euriphile Joseph

Email: ejoseph@tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Larson

CASE WRITER

Ethan Larson

Ethan joined the Tobin Project in the spring of 2021 as a part of its case writing project. Ethan works with leading scholars to research and write new cases and to advance case method teaching at the high school and college level. Ethan received his PhD in East European history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2020. His dissertation was a history of the Yugoslav diaspora set in the interwar period and spanning multiple continents as it pertained to overseas nation-building, political extremism, travel and leisure, and cultural pluralism. 

Email: elarson@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@tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600

 

 

Ari Mulgay

RESEARCH ANALYST

Ari MulgayAri joined the Tobin Project in the fall of 2021, and works on the Institutions of Democracy initiative. Ari graduated, with honors, from the University of Chicago with a major in History, and wrote his honors thesis on a never-realized 1948 proposal by the U.S. State Department to administer post-colonial Palestine under a multilateral UN Trusteeship. He also served as the Senior Editor of the Chicago Journal of History and conducted archival research on political planning and statebuilding for a professor in the History Department. Before joining Tobin, he worked as a paralegal at the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board. 

Email: amulgay@tobinproject.org

Phone: (617) 547-2600