Founding Columnist

Roseanna Sommers

Roseanna Sommers is a joint-degree student pursuing a J.D. and Ph.D. in psychology and law at Yale University. Much of her research lies at the intersection of psychology, law, and philosophy. She seeks to understand our intuitive folk theories of morally and legally salient concepts such as consent, voluntariness, and autonomy. In addition to her interest in “psycholawsophy,” Roseanna is involved in the behavioral law movement. She works with both the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard and the Justice Collaboratory at Yale to bring behavioral science to matters of law and policy. Before graduate school, Roseanna served as a pre-doctoral research fellow and ethics consultant at the NIH Bioethics Department in Bethesda, MD. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in psychology.