Steven Teles Portrait

Steven Teles

Senior Fellow

Steven Teles is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of (with David Dagan) Prison Break: Why Conservatives Turned Against Mass Incarceration (Oxford, 2016), The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law (Princeton, 2008), Whose Welfare: AFDC and Elite Politics (Kansas, 1996). He is also the editor (with Brian Glenn) of Conservatism and American Political Development (Oxford, 2009) and (with Glenn Loury and Tariq Modood) Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and UK (Cambridge, 2005). His book (with Brink Lindsey) The Captured Economy, which investigates the role of rent-seeking in the growth of inequality, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2017. He has published widely in general-readership publications, including National Affairs, The Public Interest, Democracy Journal, The American Prospect, The Nation, Washington Monthly (where is he a member of the Editorial Advisory Board), The American Interest and The New Statesman. At Niskanen he will provide intellectual input into the full range of the Center’s research, as well as contributing to its Revitalizing Liberalism Initiative.