• PhD Student, Boston College, Adam Smith Fellow

Yiyang von der Luft is a PhD student in political science at Boston College. Her research interests include the potential defects of modern conceptions of liberty vis-a-vis ancient conceptions of liberty, with a current focus on modern theories of punishment with the liberal tradition. Yiyang earned a BA in political science from Boston College. She was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellow during the 2021-2022 academic year and a Don Lavoie Fellow during the spring 2021 semester.