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Biography: John Wolfe Ackerman is a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at New College of the Humanities. John teaches Political Theory. Dr Ackerman’s main research project at present involves an effort in re-historicising Hannah Arendt’s political thought – reading it back into the German and German-Jewish intellectual and political contexts out of which it emerged in order to generate new critical understandings of the arguments advanced throughout Arendt’s writings and their implications for contemporary political theory.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Modern Political Thought, Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State, International Relations, Theory and Practice

Dissertation: The Politics of Political Theology: Rosenzweig, Schmitt, Arendt (Ebscohost)

Committee: Honig, Bonnie H (Chair); Crepon, Marc D L; Dietz, Mary Golden; Fenves, Peter

Current: Lecturer, New College of the Humanities, Politics & International Relations

Placement: Fellow, University of London, Birkbeck, School of Law's Centre for Research in Political Theology

Ackerman, John Wolfe
2013New College of the Humanities
Lecturer
Political TheoryA
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Biography: Partner of Henderson & Alberro, she is a specialist in financial inclusion, the implementation of financial instruments for social development such as social impact contracts and in evaluation. She has been a professor-researcher at El Colegio de México (2007-2011), as well as a professor at the Ibero-American University, Northwestern University, and visiting professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she's held various positions in the Federal Public Administration, particularly in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; elections, socioeconomic profile of voters, public opinion and public administration.

Dissertation: Do the poor go to the voting booths? A reevaluation of the socioeconomic model of turnout in established and emerging democracies (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Wallerstein, Michael J; McCann, Jay ;

Current: Socio, Henderson & Alberro

Placement: Profesora investigadora , Colegio de Mexico, Centro de Estudios Internacionales

Alberro, Irina Natalia
2007Henderson & Alberro
Socio
Comparative PoliticsA
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Biography: Dr. Isabella Alcañiz is an Associate Professor of the Department of Government and Politics and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, University of Maryland (UMD). Professor Alcañiz studies the politics of climate change, social inequality, disaster policy, and gender with a focus on Latin America and Latinx residents of the United States. Her research has been published in Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Water Policy, Environmental Science & Policy, World Politics, and the Latin American Research Review. Her book, Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation, was published by Cambridge University Press.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; International Law & relations; Environmental Politics, Latin American Politics

Dissertation: Ideas, epistemic communities and regional integration: Splitting the atom in Argentina and Brazil (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Abbott, Kenneth W

Current: Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Government and Politics

Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Political Science and Africana Studies

Alcaniz, Isabella
2004University of Maryland
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsA
Personal Website

Biography: Crina Archer takes on political theory, radical democracy, American politics, and gender studies to study the concepts that shape our sense of community, our worldviews, and our individual practices.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; NaN

Dissertation: Time For Democracy: Continuity and Rupture in the Political Thought of Kant, Tocqueville, and Arendt (Ebscohost)

Committee: Zerilli, Linda (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Farr, James Fulton

Current: Visiting Faculty , Bennington College

Placement: Research Fellow, DePaul University, Institute for Professional and Business Ethics

Archer, Crina
2013Bennington College
Visiting Faculty
Political TheoryA
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Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Contentious Politics and Law, Urban Politics, Democratization and Citizenship, Institutions and Exceptions, Turkish Politics, Latin American Politics

Dissertation: Claiming Rights, Negotiating Exceptions: Politics of Urban Citizenship in Istanbul and Buenos Aires (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Fischer, Brodwyn; Mahoney, James L;

Current: Assistant Professor, Bogazici University, Political Science & International Relations

Placement: Visiting Professor, Ozyegin University, Social Sciences

Arslanalp, Mert
2015Bogazici University
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsA
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Biography: Ramla Bandele is a writer of plays and short stories. She is professor emeritus of political science and Africana Studies at Indiana University Purdue University and a long-time supporter and member of Kheprw Institute. Her works include plays: Facing the Rising Sun, Summer Storm, Fan Me Lord and Venom. She is also the author of Black Star: African American Activism and International Political Economy

Subfield(s): American Politics; Black Politics, African Diaspora, Arts and Politics, Representation

Dissertation: Diaspora movements in the international political economy: African-Americans and the Black Star Line (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Hanchard, Michael G; Woo-Cumings, Meredith

Current: Author and Playwright, Independent / Self-Employed, Political Science

Placement: Research Fellow, University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Bandele, Ramla
2002Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Associate Professor Emeritus
American PoliticsB
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Biography: Jason Barabas is the Director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College as well as a Professor in the Department of Government. Dr. Barabas earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree in Government from Dartmouth. In the years since, he has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Princeton as well as academic faculty positions in New York, Florida, and Illinois. While at Dartmouth, Barabas played intercollegiate football on three Ivy League championship teams and he worked as an intern in the White House Office of Media Affairs. After graduating from Dartmouth, Jason Barabas was appointed as an economic policy advisor for the Governor of Illinois. Currently, Professor Barabas teaches and conducts research on public policy and opinion preferences, often with an emphasis on empirical methodology and research design.

Subfield(s): American Politics; American Politics, Methodology, Public Policy, Health Policy

Dissertation: Americans discuss Social Security: How deliberation affects public opinion (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Chong, Dennis; Cook, Fay Lomax

Current: Professor, Dartmouth College, Department of Government

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs

Barabas, Jason
2000Dartmouth College
Professor
American PoliticsB
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Biography: I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. In the 2019-2020 academic year, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Weatherhead Center Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy, at Harvard University. My research focuses on populism, political parties, and political representation in Latin America. My book project conceptualizes and explains societal polarization under populist rule in the Andes. My work on comparative historical analysis, process tracing, and concept formation has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, Sociological Methods & Research, British Journal of Sociology, and Quality & Quantity International Journal of Methodology.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, Methods; populism, political parties, and political representation in Latin America

Dissertation: Populist Coalitions in Latin America: Polarization, Organization and Identity (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Gibson, Edward L (Co-Chair); Seawright, Jason W; Levitsky, Steven (Harvard)

Current: Assistant Professor, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Social and Political Sciences

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Barrenchea Carpio, Rodrigo
2019Universidad Catolica del Uruguay
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: Birol Baskan received his PhD in political science from Northwestern University in 2006 and taught at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar from 2010-2018, Qatar University from 2007-2010, and the State University of New York-Fredonia in 2006-2007. His research looks at the roles religion and religious actors play in creating, maintaining, undermining, and destroying political order in the Middle East and in the international politics of the Persian/Arabian Gulf and Turkish foreign policy. Baskan is the author of Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East (Palgrave, 2016) and From Religious Empires to Secular States (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States (Gerlach, 2014).

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Contemporary religious movements and ideologies, state-religion relations in Turkey and the broader Middle East, state-building in Turkey and the Gulf, international politics of the Gulf, Turkish foreign policy

Dissertation: Religious institutions and state building: Incorporation vs. exclusion? (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Deruluguian, Georgi

Current: Non-resident Scholar, Middle East institute

Placement: Assistant Professor, State University of New York-Fredonia, Department of Political Science

Baskan, Birol
2006Middle East Institute
Non-resident Scholar
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: Daniel Bergan specializes in public opinion and experimental work on advocacy campaigns. He uses field experimental designs to test the impact of citizen contacts to policymakers on public policy. In recent work, he has also explored the sources of partisan polarization in public opinion. His academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, the Journal of Communication, and other journals.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Pubic Opinion, experimental politics, advocacy campaigns. citizen contact with policy makers, partisan polarization

Dissertation: Party campaign finance and electoral competition (Ebscohost)

Committee: Chong, Dennis (Chair); Herron, Michael C; Austen-Smith, Michael D

Current: Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Communication and James Madison College

Placement: Yale University, Institution for Social and Political Studies

Bergan, Daniel
2005Michigan State University
Associate Professor
American PoliticsB
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Biography: Abdeta’s professional experience begins with his employment at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. This experience included serving as desk officer for Somalia and Ethiopia’s neighboring states, as Political officer at the Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti, as Head of the Ethiopian Trade office in Hargeisa (April 2002-June 2006), Chief of the Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (July 2006-August2008), Ethiopia’s Special Envoy to Somalia (August 2008-March 2009), and Head of the Conflict Early Warning and Response Unit (April 2009-November 2010), and Director General for African Affairs until 2012. He also served as Chief of Staff of the IGAD-led Mediation Team to resolve the crisis in the Republic of South Sudan and briefly for the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission to oversee the implementation of the Agreement to Resolve the Conflict in South Sudan. He is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation and holds a PhD from Northwestern University.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Ethiopian Democracy & Development

Dissertation: Sovereignty Preservation Attenuating it Elsewhere: The Political and Security Dimensions of Buffer Zones (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Caverley, Jonathan D; Henke, Marina Elisabeth Philippina

Current: Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation

Placement: Chief of the Cabinet, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Beyene, Abdeta
2017Center for Dialogue, Research, and Cooperation
Executive Director
International RelationsB
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @BlancFlorent  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Florent BLANC, Ph.D., is a training officer at the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (ESSEC IRENE Paris, Singapore, Brussels). He is in charge of delivering training sessions on negotiation and mediation to clients from French and European institutions as well as from the private sector. From 2011 to 2016, as an international mediation project leader, he conducted various programs in West Africa alongside local and national authorities, especially in Mali. He continually lectured in masters program in the field of international relations and security and participated in conferences in France and abroad.

Subfield(s): International Relations; international mediation, security, Mali, counterterrorist policies and military ethics

Dissertation: Dissent after September 11 mobilization of librarians, ACLU, cities and lawyers (Ebscohost)

Committee: NaN (Chair); Loriaux, Michael M (Co-Chair); Balzacq, Thierry; Chebel, Ariane

Current: Negotiation training officer, ESSEC Business School, IRENE

Placement: Project Manager, Ecole de la paix Grenoble

Blanc, Florent
2010Ecole de la paix Grenoble
Project Manager
International RelationsB
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Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics

Dissertation: Power of position: French and German elites in the liberalization process (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Swenson, Peter A; Thelen, Kathy A

Current: Founder and Director, Bloom Language Services, LLC

Placement: Principal, Bloom Consulting GmbH

Bloom, Susan
2002Bloom Language Services, LLC
Founder and Director
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: Marco Bocchese completed his PhD at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University in 2018. He is currently working as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Subfield(s): International Relations; International Politics

Dissertation: Justice Cooperatives: Explaining State Attitudes toward the ICC (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Arjona, Ana Maria; Riedl, Rachel Beatty

Current: Assisant Professor , Webster Vienna Private University, Political Science

Placement: Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Political Science

Bocchese, Marco
2018Webster Vienna Private University
Assistant Professor
International RelationsB
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Biography: Toby Bolsen is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. His research focuses on political and science communication, public opinion, political behavior, experimental methods, and U.S. energy and climate policy. Professor Bolsen received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia State University in 2015 for excellence in scholarship, instruction, and service to the university. In 2017, Bolsen was selected as a Kavli Fellow and attended the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Ambon, Indonesia, sponsored by USAID and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. In 2020, Bolsen was the recipient of the Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Instructing at GSU. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2010.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Political behavior, public opinion, political communication, experimental methods, U.S. energy policy and climate change

Dissertation: Private behaviors for the public good: Citizens' actions and U.S. energy conservation (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Chong, Dennis; Cook, Fay Lomax

Current: Associate Professor, Georgia State University, Department of Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Department of Political Science

Bolsen, Toby Wayne
2010Georgia State University
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsB
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Biography: I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I defended my PhD thesis in Political Science at Northwestern University in June 2019. I have an M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate Research Institute of the State of Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ) [current IESP/UERJ] and a B.A. in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP). My general fields of study are comparative politics, Latin American politics, and methodology with expertise in qualitative methods. My current research concerns the effects of culture on a diverse set of topics of democratic functioning, especially political behaviour, elections, the representation of marginalized groups, political parties, corruption, and misinformation, with a focus on Brazil. I mainly employ ethnographic and historical methods in my research, and I also combine them with survey experiments.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; political behavior, political communication, political campaigns, political parties in developing democracies, elections, qualitative methods, ethnography

Dissertation: The Politics of Strength: Elections, Clientelism, and Programmatic Politics in the Backlands of Brazil (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Pearlman, Wendy R;

Current: Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow , University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Department of Politics and International Relations

Placement: Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow , University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Department of Politics and International Relations

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Biography: I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I defended my PhD thesis in Political Science at Northwestern University in June 2019. I have an M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate Research Institute of the State of Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ) [current IESP/UERJ] and a B.A. in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP). My general fields of study are comparative politics, Latin American politics, and methodology with expertise in qualitative methods. My current research concerns the effects of culture on a diverse set of topics of democratic functioning, especially political behaviour, elections, the representation of marginalized groups, political parties, corruption, and misinformation, with a focus on Brazil. I mainly employ ethnographic and historical methods in my research, and I also combine them with survey experiments.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; political behavior, political communication, political campaigns, political parties in developing democracies, elections, qualitative methods, ethnography

Dissertation: The Politics of Strength: Elections, Clientelism, and Programmatic Politics in the Backlands of Brazil (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Pearlman, Wendy R;

Current: Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow , University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Department of Politics and International Relations

Placement: Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow , University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Department of Politics and International Relations

Borges Martins Da Silva, Mariana
2019University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: Before starting doctoral studies, I was a staff director in the California State Senate working with communities affected by HIV/AIDS, one of a handful of out LGBT staffers in the state capitol at the time. This experience inspired my research on politics between global and local, including activism on race, gender, and sexuality, questions of marginalization and citizenship, and processes of community building and participation. I look at these in terms of economic change, in responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, in the new politics of food, and in local and transnational organizing against a wave of what I call “state homophobia.” My research and teaching also focus on economic justice, democratic practice, and state violence and human rights – by exploring the ethical in the political. While I pay attention to the key concepts and theories in comparative politics, I ask students and colleagues to think about the moral framework that informs politics and the ethical consequences of choices made within such frameworks.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Social Movements, Moral and Ethical Political Philosophy, Human Rights, economic justice, democratic practice, and state violence and human rights, activism on race, gender, and sexuality, questions of marginalization and citizenship, and processes of community building and participation

Dissertation: Blood ties: Identity, citizenship, and the politics of AIDS in France and the United States (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Honig, Bonnie H; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Professor, Saint Michael's College , Department of Political Science

Placement: Visiting Research Scholar, University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology

Bosia, Michael J
2005Saint Michael's College
Professor
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: Michelle Boyd is a scholar, writer, and audio producer who makes text and audio pieces about race, class, immigration, and cities. She is the author of the ethnography Jim Crow Nostalgia: Reconstructing Race in Bronzeville (2008), winner of the 2009 American Political Science Association's Race & Ethnicity Section Best Book Award. Her scholarship has also appeared in Urban Affairs Review, City & Society, and Journal of Urban Affairs and has received Best Paper awards from the Urban Affairs Association and the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

Subfield(s): American Politics; race, class, immigration, and cities, ethnography

Dissertation: Reconstructing Bronzeville: Identity and the Construction of Racial Group Interests (Ebscohost)

Committee: NaN (Chair); Herbst, Susan; Binford, Henry ;

Current: Founder and Writing Coach, Inkwell Academic Writing Retreats

Placement: Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for the Humanities

Boyd, Michelle Rene
2001Inkwell Academic Writing Retreats
Founder and Writing Coach
American PoliticsB
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Biography: Marissa Brookes is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. She earned her PhD in political science from Northwestern University in 2013. Her research focuses on international political economy, labor movements, transnational activism, and the politics of work and employment. Her publications appear in Comparative Political Studies, Development and Change, the Labor Studies Journal, the Global Labour Journal, and PS: Political Science and Politics, among others. Her book, The New Politics of Transnational Labor: Why Some Alliances Succeed (2019, Cornell University Press), analyzes the causes of success and failure in transnational labor campaigns. Dr. Brookes’ research has been funded by the US Fulbright Program, the Hellman Fellows Fund, the German Research Foundation, the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. She is also Principle Investigator on the Transnational Labor Alliances Database Project, which documents over 100 transnational labor campaigns from the late 1990s to the present.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; International Politics

Dissertation: Transnational Labor Alliances: Why Some Succeed (Ebscohost)

Committee: Thelen, Kathy A (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside, Political Science , Faculty Affiliate: Labor Studies Program

Placement: Instructor, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, Political Science

Brookes, Marissa Danielle
2013University of California, Riverside
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Contemporary political theory, especially Arendt, Lyotard, and Derrida, Kant's moral and political philosophy, Theories of political action and judgment, Knowledge and politics.

Dissertation: Politics after Totalitarianism: Rethinking Evil, Action, and Judgment in Kant, Arendt, and Lyotard (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Fenves, Peter D.; Menke, Christoph

Current: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University of Strasbourg, Department of Philosophy

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Goethe-Uiversität Frankfurt

Burdman, Javier Dario
2018University of Strasbourg
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Political TheoryB
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Biography: Teacher and scholar of political science with particular expertise on the Middle East, international relations, energy, and democracy. An experienced teacher, researcher, and administrator with a newly published book on the Arab Spring, excellent teaching and communication skills, and comfort with many types of administrative and planning work. Considering a move from academia to the policy world.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics

Dissertation: One Hand: Military Structure and Middle East Revolts (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Pearlman, Wendy R; Riedl, Rachel Beatty

Current: Visiting Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary, Political Science

Placement: Lecturer, Northwestern University in Qatar, Political Science

Burns, Sean Christopher
2013College of William and Mary
Visiting Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsB
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Biography: I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, specializing in political psychology, extremism, public opinion, racial and ethnic politics, and quantitative methods. I study extremism in democracies. More specifically, my work explores what extremism is, who people blame for extremism, and what encourages and discourages extremism. Across this work, I consider extremism in the public and at the elite level. I examine both a general approach to extremism and several specific kinds – including racial extremism, partisan extremism, and populism. My research on extremism relies on various methods, using lab experiments, quasi-experiments, survey experiments, text-as-data, surveys, artificial intelligence, and big data from Google and Twitter.

Subfield(s): American Politics; political psychology, extremism, public opinion, racial and ethnic politics, and quantitative methods

Dissertation: It's All about Who You Meet: The Political Consequences of Intergroup Experiences with Strangers (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Merseth Cook, Julianne Lee; Rogers, Reuel R

Current: Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Department of Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Busby, Ethan Craig
2018Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsB
Professional Website

Biography: Helen Callaghan is currently a teaching associate at the School of Transnational Governance of hte European University Institute in Florence. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science and MA in Mathematical Methods from Northwestern University, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. From 2008-2017, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne (Germany), having previously held a post-doctoral Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute, and a pre-doctoral Chateaubriand Fellowship at École Normale Superiéure in Paris. Her research focuses on economic policy developments in Germany, Britain, and France within the context of European integration. Topics include corporate governance, economic nationalism, Brexit, business-government relations, wage bargaining systems, and the Eurozone Crisis.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; economic policy developments in Germany, Britain, and France within the context of European integration, corporate governance, economic nationalism, Brexit, business-government relations, wage bargaining systems, and the Eurozone Crisis

Dissertation: European integration and the clash of capitalisms: British, French and German disagreement over corporate governance, 1970–2003 (Ebscohost)

Committee: Thelen, Kathy A (Chair); Gourevitch, Peter; Alter-Hanson, Karen

Current: Teaching Associate, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre, School of Transnational Governance

Placement: Post-doctoral Fellow, European University Institute, Italy

Callaghan, Helen
2006European University Institute
Teaching Associate
Comparative PoliticsC
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Biography: Ernesto Calvo (PhD, Northwestern University 2001) is Professor of Government and Politics (GVPT) and Director of the interdisciplinary Laboratory for Computational Social Science (iLCSS), University of Maryland-College Park. His research on political representation, elections, and Congresses, has received the Lawrence Longley Award, the Leubbert Award, and the Michael Wallerstein award from the Representation Section, the Comparative Politics section, and the Political Economy section of the American Political Science Association. He is the coauthor with Maria Victoria Murillo of "Non-Policy Politics" (Cambridge U.P, 2019), Legislator Success in Fragmented Congresses in Argentina (Cambridge U.P: 2014) and La nueva politica de Partidos (Prometeo: 2005). His work has been published in US, European, and Latin American journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, World Politics, The British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Poltica y Gobierno (Mexico), Desarrollo Econmico (Argentina), Opiniao Publica (Brazil), and the Revista de Ciencia Politica (Chile).

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; comparative political institutions, political representation, and social networks

Dissertation: Disconcerted industrialists: The politics of trade reform in Latin America (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair)

Current: Professor, University of Maryland College Park, Government and Politics

Placement: Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Political Science

Calvo, Ernesto
2001University of Maryland College Park
Professor
Comparative PoliticsC
Personal Website

Biography: I am Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver, where I teach courses in political theory, law and society, and constitutional law. My research focuses on American political thought, contemporary democratic theory, and feminist theory.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political Theory

Dissertation: Sheldon Wolin and Democracy: Seeing through Loss (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Farr, James Fulton; Shulman, George; Tronto, Joan

Current: Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Denver, Department of Political Science

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College, Political Science

Cane, Lucy Victoria Stapleton
2018University of Denver
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
Political TheoryC
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Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; comparative political economy of labor, transnational labor issues, Southeast Asian politics, gender and comparative politics

Dissertation: Engendering industrialization: The feminization of factory work in Indonesia (Ebscohost)

Committee: Winters, Jeffrey A (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Thelen, Kathy A

Current: Professor (Assistant, Associate, and Full), University of Minnesota, Political Science

Placement: Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Fulbright

Caraway, Teri L.
2002University of Minnesota
Professor
Comparative PoliticsC
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu

Biography: I am a Research Scientist in the Department of Political Science at Duke University, where prior to my current appointment I was a Postdoctoral Associate (2018-2020). I did my graduate work at Northwestern University (PhD, 2018) and before that I studied at Bates College, where I received a BA degree in Economics and Political Science (2009). While finishing my dissertation, I held temporary teaching appointments at Lake Forest College and the American University in Bulgaria. Broadly speaking, my research interests lie in the fields of history of political thought, moral and political philosophy, and contemporary democratic theory. Within the first two, I take a particular interest in the social and political thought of Kant and Hegel, as well as the tradition of early modern European political thought (esp. Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Rousseau). In the third field, I take an interest in the normative democratic theories of Dewey, Rawls, Arendt, and Habermas. Secondary research interests include American political thought, international political theory (esp. contemporary philosophical theories of global justice and human rights), philosophy of social science, and ancient Greek political ethics (Plato and Aristotle).

Subfield(s): Political Theory; history of political thought, moral and political philosophy, contemporary democratic theory

Dissertation: Kant's Libertarianism and Its Aftermath: Rereading The Conflict of the Faculties, Rethinking Hegel, Arendt, and Habermas (Ebscohost)

Committee: Farr, James Fulton (Chair); Alznauer, Mark Vinzenz; Dietz, Mary Golden;

Current: Senior Research Scientist, Duke University, Political Science

Placement: Visiting Lecturer, American University in Bulgaria, Political Science

Carrabregu, Gent
2018Duke University
Senior Research Scientist
Political TheoryC
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @rossecarroll  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: My early education was in my native Ireland. I completed a BA in politics and philosophy at University College Dublin before leaving for England to complete a Msc in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Following a brief period working in Brussels I travelled to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and received a doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in 2013 for a dissertation on the politics of enthusiasm in Shaftesbury, Hume, and Burke. From 2009 to 2012 I served as Assistant Editor of Political Theory: an International Journal of Political Philosophy. Before arriving at Exeter in the autumn of 2015 I spent two years as Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; history of early modern political thought with a particular focus on the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Edmund Burke, David Hume, the Third Earl of Shaftesbury, and Alexis de Tocqueville, passions, ridicule, fanaticism, religious toleration, and censorship

Dissertation: The Politics of Enthusiasm in Shaftesbury, Hume, and Burke (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Farr, James; Monoson-Berns, Sara

Current: Senior Lecturer, The University of Exeter, Politics

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, The College of William & Mary, Government

Carroll, Ross E.
2013The University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer
Political TheoryC
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @IsabelitaCast  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am a Fondecyt-funded postdoctoral fellow at the School of Government, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an adjunct researcher at the Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). I have a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. My dissertation on women’s suffrage won the best dissertation award from APSA’s Women, Gender, and Politics Section. I am also part of Red de Politólogas. My research interests include democratization, gender, and religion and politics, with a focus on historical and contemporary Latin America. I have also written on qualitative methods.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; democratization, gender, and religion and politics, with a focus on historical and contemporary Latin America

Dissertation: Explaining Female Suffrage Reform in Latin America: Motivation Alignment, Cleavages, and Timing of Reform (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Riedl, Rachel Beatty; Orloff, Ann Shola

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Center for the Study of Political History

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Center for the Study of Political History,

Castillo Carniglia, Isabel Alejandra
2019Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Postdoctoral Fellow
Comparative PoliticsC
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Biography: Provide authoritative, nonpartisan research and analysis to Members of Congress, committees, and congressional staff. Write reports and confidential memoranda. Present in-person briefings and seminars on policy issues.

Subfield(s): American Politics

Dissertation: How Voters Form Issue Attitudes: The Relationship between Political Environments, Issue Attitudes, and Political Behavior (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Yong, Laurel Harbridge; Skogan, Wesley G;

Current: Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Government Organization & Management

Placement: Adjunct, University of Illinois at Chicago, Political Science

Christensen, Michelle Diane
2011Congressional Research Service
Analyst
American PoliticsC
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: Erin Aeran Chung is the Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. She previously served as the director of the East Asian Studies Program and the co-director of the Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) Program. She has been a Mansfield Foundation U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program Scholar, an SSRC Abe Fellow at the University of Tokyo and Korea University, an advanced research fellow at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and a Japan Foundation fellow at Saitama University. She also served on the Executive Committee of the Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association and is currently co-editor of the Cambridge University Press Elements Social Science Series on the Politics and Society of East Asia.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, Political Economy; East Asian political economy, international migration, civil society, and comparative racial politics, Japan

Dissertation: Guarding the Treasury: Party Politics and the Congressional Budgetary Process (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hanchard, Michael G (Chair); Honig, Bonnie H; Swenson, Peter A

Current: Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, John Hopkins University, Political Science, East Asian Politics

Placement: Charles D. Miller Assistant Professor of East Asian Politics, John Hopkins University, Political Science

Chung, Erin Aeran
2003John Hopkins University
Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics
Comparative PoliticsC
LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Political Theory

Dissertation: Exercising citizenship: Korean identity and the politics of nationality in Japan (Ebscohost)

Committee: Stevens, Jacqueline (Chair); Koppelman, Andrew M M; Rogers, Reuel R

Current: Independent researcher, self-employed

Placement: Staff Attorney, Community Activism Law Alliance

Clarke, Charles Edward
2017Self-Employed
Independent Researcher
Political TheoryC
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @drvino  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I talk, teach and write about wine. I'm the author of two books about wine, Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink (University of California Press) and A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairings, Great Buys, and What to Sip with Each Season (Simon & Schuster). I teach popular wine classes at NYU and lead talks and tastings for corporations and private individuals. I have published the leading wine blog, DrVino.com, since the paleolithic era of blogging, starting in 2002. Some of my stories that have had the most impact include pursuing ethics in wine writing and the carbon footprint of wine.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Wine Politics

Dissertation: Deportation Law and Political Theory (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair)

Current: Blogger, Dr. Vino

Placement: Lecturer, University of Chicago

Colman, Tyler Hudnut
2003Dr. Vino
Blogger
International RelationsC
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: For the past twelve years I have taught Chicago politics, the presidency, parties and elections, the U.S. Congress and campaign finance at DePaul University. At DePaul I have also worked to introduce students to local elected officials and to set students up with opportunities for political internships throughout the city and state. I have worked on a couple of different campaigns at varying levels of Illinois politics, the names of which I will not disclose in an attempt to conceal my biases. At Lake Forest College I will also be offering a course on research methods.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Parties and elections, Public opinion, Presidency

Dissertation: The Politics of Quality: Institutions and Market Stratification in the Wine Sector (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Burch, Traci R; Druckman, James N

Current: Assistant Professor, Lake Forest College, Politics

Placement: Professor, DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, School for New Learning

Cook, Zachary Folsom
2012Lake Forest College
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsC
Professional Website  |  Academia.edu

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political Philosophy, Greek and Roman Political Thought, Democratic Theory, Egalitarianism, History of Political Thought, Theories of Well-Being

Dissertation: The Youth Gap in American Elections: Ideology, Partisanship, and Voting Choice for Three Generations of Under-Thirty Americans (Ebscohost)

Committee: Kraut, Richard H (Chair); Monoson-Berns, Susan Sara (Co-Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Wynne, John P.F.

Current: Professional Lecturer, DePaul University, Political Science

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University, Political Science

Cumella, Giuseppe Angelo
2018DePaul University
Professional Lecturer
Political TheoryC
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @policentrica

Biography: I’m an associate professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My research interests focus on representation, democratization, and institutional stability and change in Latin America. I also write extensively about qualitative and mixed methods, and especially the use of focus groups in the social sciences. My work is informed a great deal by the time I spend in Latin America and the relationships I have cultivated with friends and colleagues in the region. I have carried out fieldwork, traveled, or lived in Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, and several other countries.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics, representation, democratization, and institutional stability and change in Latin America

Dissertation: Aristotle on Political Activity (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Seawright, Jason W

Current: Associate Professor, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Estudios Internacionales / Department of Political Science and International Studies

Placement: Associate Professor, University of Arizona, School of Government and Publicy Policy and Center for Latin American Studies

Cyr, Jennifer Marie
2012Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsC
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Erin Kimball Damman, Clinical Assistant Professor for the International Studies Program. Her interests include Africa security and development, international military assistance and peacekeeping, and qualitative and mixed-method research design.

Subfield(s): International Relations; International Politics, Comparative Politics, African Security, Peacekeeping, Qualitative Research Methods

Dissertation: From Collapse to Comeback? The Fates of Political Parties in Latin America (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Alter-Hanson, Karen; Goertz, Gary

Current: Clinical Assistant Professor , University of Idaho, International Studies Program

Placement: Adjunct Professor, Washington State University

Damman, Erin Kimball
2012University of Idaho
Clinical Assistant Professor
International RelationsD
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Christopher Day joined the Department of Political Science in August 2012. His teaching and research interests are in comparative politics, with a particular emphasis on issues of peace and security in Africa. A former disaster relief worker with Médécins Sans Frontières, he is also interested in humanitarian affairs. He offers courses on the Politics of Africa, the Model African Union, Global Political Thought, and World Politics.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics, African politics, political violence, civil wars, humanitarian affairs

Dissertation: Peacekeeping For Approval: The Rise of African-Led Interventions (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Associate Professor, College of Charleston, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Charleston, Political Science

Day, Christopher
2012College of Charleston
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsD
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: I am an international lawyer and political scientist specialized in human rights and judicial institutions. I am particularly interested in the relationship between domestic and international courts and how domestic judges have agency while deciding to resist or follow international jurisprudence in human rights matters. By resisting or following international jurisprudence, domestic judges become agents of change of domestic and international politics. My work analyses empirically the behavior of domestic judges towards international jurisprudence and international courts, demonstrating that the domestic and international realms are intertwined.

Subfield(s): International Relations; human rights, judicial institutions

Dissertation: Fates of Rebels: The Politics of Insurgency Survival and Demise (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurd, Ian F (Chair); Dothan, Shai; Reno, William S

Current: Postdoctoral fellow, Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Georg-August-Universität)

Placement: Postdoctoral fellow, Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Georg-August-Universität)

De Lima E Silva, Caroline
2019Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Georg-August-Universität)
Postdoctoral Fellow
International RelationsD
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography:Laura De Olden is the Director of Princeton’s Junior Summer Institute (JSI), and the Associate Director for Graduate Student Life and Diversity Initiatives at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Her strong commitment to advancing diversity and equity goals has marked her career in higher education. Laura takes great pride in helping students from diverse backgrounds to thrive academically and maximize their potential. As a first-generation college student, a Latina, a working mother and an immigrant, Laura has a deep appreciation for the value of diversity, equity and inclusion and can easily relate to students’ strong desire to contribute to something bigger than themselves, to their community and to the public good.

Subfield(s):International Relations; NaN

Dissertation:The Relationship between Domestic High Court in Latin America and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights()

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Galvin, Daniel J; Seawright, Jason W

Current: Associate Director of Graduate Student Life and Diversity Initiatives, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Junior Summer Institute

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

De Olden, Laura
2013Princeton University
Associate Director of Graduate Student Life and Diversity Initiatives
International RelationsD
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @jdillonsavage  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am an Assistant Professor in Global Politics in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. My primary areas of research are in international relations and comparative politics, particularly international relations theory and international security. My work has been published or is forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Democratization, States and Militaries

Dissertation: Prometheus’s Blind Spot: Invoking Rules and Political Histories of Fire (Ebscohost)

Committee: Spruyt, Hendrik (Chair); Caverley, Jonathan D; Deruluguian, Georgi;

Current: Ussher Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Political Science

Placement: Post-doctoral fellowship, Columbia University, Harriman Institute

Dillon Savage, Jesse
2012Trinity College Dublin
Ussher Assistant Professor
International RelationsD
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I joined Wheaton College in 2015, after completing my doctoral work at Northwestern University. My research is diverse in scope, but is guided by an overarching interest in the political consequences of the social sciences as an intellectual and professional practice. I have published on topics including the politics of popular culture, the history or the social sciences, democratic theory, critical pedagogy, and the development of Critical Theory in the American academy in outlets such as Contemporary Political Theory, Polity, Constellations, New Political Science, and The History of the Human Sciences. I am also passionate about my teaching, and have developed courses at Wheaton that span the fields of international relations, political theory, and women’s and gender studies. In each of my classes, I seek to trace the origins of our political present in order to encourage my students to think deeply about who we are, how we got here, and where we can go – both as individuals and as members of larger political communities.

Subfield(s): Political Theory

Dissertation: Patrons, Proxies, and International Relations: Political Survival and the Surrender of Sovereignty (Ebscohost)

Committee: Farr, James Fulton (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Koopman, Colin

Current: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), Department of Political Science and Women and Gender Studies

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), Department of Political Science and Women and Gender Studies

Dorzweiler, Nicholas Arjuna
2015Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Political TheoryD
LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): International Relations, Comparative Politics; African politics and economic development (focus on the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and West Africa), Development Assistance Sustainable growth Sustainable development International cooperation European Union Development economy Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Electoral sociology Project evaluation Ethiopia Mali Open data Transparency

Dissertation: "The Sights That Hold the Crowd": Political Science and the Politics of Popular Culture (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Ficquet, Eloi; Hurd, Ian F

Current: Policy Analyst, Ministère des Affaires étrangères français

Placement: Project Officer, Transparency International

Dufief, Elise
2014Ministère des Affaires étrangères français
Policy Analyst
Comparative Politics, International RelationsD
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: Gustavo Duncan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Los Andes (Universidad de Los Andes) (Bogota) and Visiting Professor at EAFIT University (Medellin). He has been a columnist with El País, a newspaper based in Cali, Colombia. Duncan has acted as a consultant in a large number of projects for various bodies and institutions. Among his most notable assignments are: Consultant for the Human Development Report for Bogota, the Families in Action presidential program in Colombia, and the National Department of Planning. He has also been a researcher with the Security and Democracy Foundation. Duncan is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University in Illinois, United States. He holds a M.Sc. in Global Security from Cranfield University (United Kingdom, 2002-2003), a master’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Los Andes (1999), an undergraduate degree in Literature from the University of Los Andes (1997), and he did undergraduate studies in Engineering.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Mafias, construction of the State, organized crime.

Dissertation: The Politics of Election Monitoring: The Case of Ethiopia and the EU (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Reno, William S; Winters, Jeffrey A

Current: Assistant Professor, Universidad EAFIT, Government and Political Sciences

Placement: Assistant Professor, University of the Andes

Duncan Cruz, Gustavo Roberto
2015Universidad EAFIT
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsD
Professional Website

Biography: Laura Ephraim teaches political science at Williams College.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political Theory

Dissertation: Drug Trafficking as Politics: Oligopolies of Coercion in Mexico and Colombia (Ebscohost)

Committee: Zerilli, Linda (Chair); Farr, James Fulton; Honig, Bonnie H

Current: Associate Professor, Williams College, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Williams College, Political Science

Ephraim, Laura
2010Williams College
Assistant Professor
Political TheoryE
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @tuliafa  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Tulia Falleti (Ph.D. Political Science, Northwestern University, 2003; B.A. Sociology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994) is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Director of the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Falleti is the author of Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which earned the Donna Lee Van Cott Award to the best book on political institutions by the Latin American Studies Association; and, with Santiago Cunial, of Participation in Social Policy (Elements in the Politics of Development, Cambridge University Press, 2018). She is co-editor, with Orfeo Fioretos and Adam Sheingate, of The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2016), and with Emilio Parrado of Latin America Since the Left Turn (University of Pennsylvania, 2018), among other co-edited volumes. Her articles on decentralization, federalism, authoritarianism, participation, and qualitative methods have appeared in edited volumes and journals such as the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Publius, Qualitative Sociology, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Politics among others.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Democratization, Federalism and Decentralization, Community participation, qualitative research methods, Historical institutionalism

Dissertation: The Path to Preemption: The Politics of Indonesian Student Movements During the Regime Transition (1998-99) (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Political Science

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Falleti, Tulia
2003University of Pennsylvania
Professor
Comparative PoliticsF
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @diegofinchel  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Diego Finchelstein has a BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) and a BA in Sociology (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. in Political Science (Northwestern University). He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of strategy and international business within the Business School of the University of San Andrés and is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET).

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; internationalization of Latin American companies, corporate governance, strategy of large economic groups in Argentina and regulation of public services

Dissertation: Governing governors: Coalitions and sequences of decentralization in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico (Ebscohost)

Committee: Schneider, Ben Ross (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Perkins, Susan

Current: Assistant Professor, Universidad de San Andrés , School of Business Administration

Placement: Assistant Professor, Universidad de San Andrés , School of Business Administration

Finchelstein, Diego
2010Universidad de San Andrés
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsF
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @d_j_flynn

Biography:D.J. Flynn is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University. He is also affiliated with IE’s Center for the Governance of Change. Before coming to IE, Flynn was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program in Quantitative Social Science at Dartmouth College and received his PhD in political science from Northwestern University. His research focuses on misinformation, public opinion, and survey and experimental methodology. Most of his ongoing research uses survey and field experiments to study how misinformation distorts public opinion and undermines public health. Professor Flynn teaches courses on public opinion, political communication, and quantitative methods. He is also the director of capstone research projects for IE’s Master’s degrees in International Development (MID) and International Relations (MIR).

Subfield(s):American Politics; Public opinion, quantitative methods

Dissertation:Different states, different internationalizations: An analysis of the process of firms' internationalization in Argentina, Brazil and Chile (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Diermeier, Daniel; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Assistant Professor, IE University, Madrid

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, Program in Quantitative Social Science

Flynn, D.J.
2016IE University
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsF
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @seejenspeak  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am the Helen Houlahan Rigali Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. I previously received my Ph.D in Political Science from Northwestern University and my BA from the Ohio State University, summa cum laude in Political Science and Comparative Cultural Studies, with distinction in Political Science. My research draws from the history of political thought, particularly in the American tradition, to investigate the consequences of digital technologies for democratic practices.

Subfield(s): Political Theory

Dissertation: Misinformation Effects in Public Opinion and Representation (Ebscohost)

Committee: Farr, James Fulton (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Helen Houlahan Rigali Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago, Political Science, Theory

Placement: Assistant Professor, Stockton University, Political Science

Forestal, Jennifer
2015Loyola University Chicago
Helen Houlahan Rigali Assistant Professor
Political TheoryF
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @josh_free  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Joshua Freedman is a visiting assistant professor of politics at Oberlin College, where he teaches courses on global politics, international law, international security, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also teaches an advanced seminar on genocide and international criminal law. Freedman’s research interests center around the politics of recognition, identity, and status in international conflict and diplomacy.

Subfield(s): International Relations; global politics, international law, international security, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, politics of recognition, identity, and status in international conflict and diplomacy

Dissertation: Bringing the Site Back In: Social Media and the Politics of Space (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurd, Ian F (Chair); Alter-Hanson, Karen; Hurd, Elizabeth S

Current: Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, Politics

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, Politics

Freedman, Joshua M.
2019Oberlin College
Visiting Assistant Professor
International RelationsF
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @valeriefreeland   |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am a researcher, professor, and a tutor with Athabasca University's Department of Political Science. Last year I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the University of British Columbia - Okanagan's Department of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Previously, I have taught and researched at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC), Loyola University (Chicago, IL), and Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). My courses have included multiple levels of International Relations, Comparative Politics, African and Canadian Politics, and Political Theory. I received my PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in June 2015.

Subfield(s): International Relations, Comparative Politics

Dissertation: The Recognition Dilemma in World Politics (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Hurd, Ian F; Mahoney, James L

Current: Political Researcher/Instructor, Athabasca University, Political Science

Placement: Adjunct Professor, Wheaton College

Freeland, Valerie
2015Athabasca University
Political Researcher/Instructor
Comparative PoliticsF
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Carlos Freytes is Doctor (Ph.D.) and Master (MA) in Political Science from Northwestern University and Master in Political Science and Sociology from FLACSO-Buenos Aires. His area of ​​specialization is comparative political economy, federalism, the economic determinants of electoral behavior, and the methodology of social research. His work focuses on the distributional conflicts around the regulation of extractive activities and export agriculture, and on the intersection between electoral politics and the politics of interest representation. In his doctoral thesis, he studied how federalism affects the political representation of the agro-export sector in Argentina and Brazil. This work was funded by the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, the Social Science Research Council and the MinCyT-Capes exchange program of the governments of Argentina and Brazil. He has been a visiting graduate professor at the Catholic University of Córdoba, the University of Bologna-Buenos Aires Headquarters and is currently a professor of Latin American Politics at the Institute of the Foreign Service of the Nation (ISEN).

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics

Dissertation: Unconventional Power: Less Powerful States' Strategic Use of International Norms (Ebscohost)

Committee: Schneider, Ben Ross (Chair); Gibson, Edward L (Co-Chair); Mahoney, James L; Prasad, Monica

Current: Profesor Ordinario Adjunto, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales.

Placement: Professor, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales.

Freytes Frey, Carlos Luis
2015Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Profesor Ordinario Adjunto
Comparative PoliticsF
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @LauraGarciaMo

Biography: I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Department of Politics at Princeton University. My research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative politics and methodology. Substantively, I focus on the political economy of inequality and political violence in Latin America. Inequality and violence are perhaps the biggest problems facing Latin American societies today. Through my research and in my teaching, I strive to contribute to our understanding of such challenges and potential solutions towards escaping inequality and conflict traps in the region. As a methodologist, I am interested in how to leverage multi-method tools to strengthen research designs and causal inference.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, Methods

Dissertation: The Cerrado Is Not the Pampas: Explaining Tax and Regulatory Policies on Agricultural Exports in Argentina and Brazil (2003-2013) (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Arjona, Ana Maria; Seawright, Jason W

Current: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Department of Politics

Placement: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Department of Politics

García-Montoya, Laura
2020Princeton University
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Comparative PoliticsG
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: As a consultant Dr. Sylvia Gaylord provides first-class qualitative and quantitative research for government agencies and private organizations seeking to better understand policy outcomes, market conditions, and political and regulatory contexts. Sylvia has Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and a B.A.-M.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University. For eight years she was a faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO where she taught Government & Politics, Latin American Development, and Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences. Prior to her career in academia, Sylvia worked in the energy field pursuing power development projects in Latin America. Her experience in the energy sector includes market research and project due diligence, expertise in regulatory and investment regimes, government and utility relations, and relations with local project teams.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Research; data analysis; impact assessment; public policy; regulation; energy policy; Latin America

Dissertation: Trapped by Economic Inequality in Latin America: Colombia and Perú in Comparative Perspective (Ebscohost)

Committee: Schneider, Ben Ross (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Sean Gailmard

Current: Consultant, Codex Consulting LLC

Placement: Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies

Gaylord, Sylvia Irene
2006Codex Consulting LLC
Consultant
Comparative PoliticsG
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @mneesha_gellman  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Mneesha Gellman is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, at Emerson College, Boston, USA. Her research interests include comparative democratization, cultural resilience, memory politics, and social movements in the Global South and the United States. She is also the founder and Director of the Emerson Prison Initiative, which brings a BA pathway to incarcerated students in Massachusetts.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics

Dissertation: The devil is in the details: Delegation and the content of legislation in Brazil (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Reno, William S

Current: Associate Professor, Emerson College, Political Science

Placement: Visiting Lecturer, University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College

Gellman, Mneesha
2013Emerson College
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsG
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @gemrecek  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Salih Emre Gercek joined the University of Connecticut in Fall 2020 after completing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. His research and teaching interests are in the history of political thought and democratic theory, with a particular attention to themes of equality, participation, and political economy. His other line of research engages with efforts to rethink democracy and collectivity in continental political thought. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in European Journal of Political Theory and The Review of Politics.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; the history of political thought and democratic theory, equality, participation, and political economy.

Dissertation: Claiming Culture: Ethnic Minority Rights Mobilizations in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Farr, James Fulton; Lafont, Cristina; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Political Science

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Political Science

Gercek, Salih Emre
2020University of Connecticut
Visiting Assistant Professor
Political TheoryG
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @Mauro_Gilli  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Mauro Gilli is a Senior Researcher in Military Technology and International Security. He received his PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2015, with major in International Relations and minor in Methodology. He has an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a BA from the University of Turin. Before joining CSS, he was a post-​doctoral fellow at the Dickey Center, Dartmouth College.

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: Democratic Responses to the “Social Question” in the Age of Revolution (Ebscohost)

Committee: Sartori, Anne Elizabeth (Chair); Caverley, Jonathan D; Nelson, Stephen C; Orloff, Ann Sho

Current: Senior Researcher, ETH Zurich, Center for Security Studies, Military Technology and International Security

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, Dickey Center

Gilli, Mauro
2015ETH Zurich
Senior Researcher
International RelationsG
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @rkgwork  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Rebecca Kolins Givan is an associate professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has published widely on employment relations in health care, comparative welfare states and labor studies in journals such as Social Forces, ILR Review, and British Journal of Industrial Relations. Her recent book The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom was published in 2016 by Cornell University Press.

Subfield(s): American Politics; employment relations in health care, comparative welfare states and labor studies

Dissertation: The Struggle For Military-Technological Superiority Complexity, Systems Integration and the Industrial Challenges of Imitation (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Hanchard, Michael G; Thelen, Kathy A; Jenkins, Jeffery

Current: Associate Professor, Rutgers University, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Placement: Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic Performance

Givan, Rebecca Kolins
2004Rutgers University
Associate Professor
American PoliticsG
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @JF_Godbout

Biography: I am a professor at the University of Montreal in the Departement of Political Science. My research is primarily focused on legislative institutions and comparative political development. I also have an interest in data science and machine learning. I am currently Director of the Big data analysis undergraduate certificate program at the University of Montreal.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Comparative Politics, Elections, Parliaments, Europe, United States

Dissertation: Hard labor: Employees and healthcare reform in the United Kingdom, 1997–2004 (Ebscohost)

Committee: Chong, Dennis (Chair); Canes-Wrone, Brandice; Diermeier, Daniel A.;

Current: Full Professor, Université de Montréal, Department of Political Science

Placement: Research Fellow, Duke University, Political Institutions and Public Choice Program

Godbout, Jean-Francois
2007Université de Montréal
Professor
American PoliticsG
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @GoldsmithWeil

Biography: I have specialized in dietary studies, wellness regimens and research methodologies. I lead a Fondecyt project entitled "The Policy of Food Policies: Legislation Subsidies and Conflicts on Food Environments". I coordinate the "Food Studies Group" (GEPA) which is a permanent monthly seminar where this year we are dedicating ourselves to discussing the effects of the global Covid19 pandemic on environments, chains, practices and food safety.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; comparative politics, welfare regimes, public policies, food policies, comparative-historical analysis, and research methods

Dissertation: Congress, representation, and participation: The influence of voter turnout on legislative behavior in the House of Representatives (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Roberts, Andrew L

Current: Assistant Professor , Universidad de Los Lagos

Placement: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cientifico y Tecnologico, CISPO

Goldsmith Weil, Jael
2014Universidad de Los Lagos
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsG

Biography: Miklos Gosztonyi has a doctorate in political science. He specializes in East Africa. His main areas of research include peace processes, post-conflict reconstruction and humanitarian aid. He has worked for Norwegian Refugee Council and The Carter Center in Sudan and South Sudan. Miklos Gosztonyi is currently in charge of methodological monitoring of distance students at IRIS.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Striving for Services: Citizen-State Relations in Chile's Changing Economic, Political and Welfare Regimes, 1954-2010 (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Riedl, Rachel Beatty; Roberts, Andrew L

Current: Distance Learning Manager, Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS)

Placement: Conflict Analyst, South Sudan, Norwegian Refugee Council

Gosztonyi, Miklos
2016Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS)
Distance Learning Manager
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Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @scottlgreer   |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Scott L. Greer, Ph.D, a political scientist, is Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global Public Health, and Political Science (by courtesy) at the University of Michigan and is also Senior Expert Advisor on Health Governance for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He researches the politics of health policies, with a special focus on the politics and policies of the European Union the politics of public health, and the impact of federalism on health care. Before coming to Michigan, he taught at University College London. He has published over a hundred book chapters and articles in journals including the Lancet, British Medical Journal, Milbank Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Development of European Union health policy and multi-level health policymaking in the UK; health politics in Britain, Spain, and Canada; comparative politics of Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom

Dissertation: Post-Conflict Statebuilding in South Sudan (2005-2013) Institutional Layering, SPLM/A Organizational Structure, and the Historicity of the South Sudanese State (Ebscohost)

Committee: Thelen, Kathy A (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Health Management and Policy

Placement: Lecturer, University College London, School of Public Policy and the Constitution Unit

Greer, Scott
2003University of Michigan
Professor
Comparative PoliticsG
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @SamGubitz  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am a Political Science PhD Candidate at Northwestern University. My fields of study are American politics and research methods. I primarily research media effects, political incivility, and political communication. More generally, my research focuses on the ways in which ordinary Americans are affected by the media they consume, and how social norms within different groups interact with political outcomes.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Media effects, Political incivility, Political communication

Dissertation: Political Incivility Is a Feature, Not a Bug: Why Mediated Incivility Is Not Bad for Democracy (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); McGrath, Mary Caroline; Rogers, Reuel R

Current: History Teacher, Kent Denver School, Upper School

Placement: History Teacher, Kent Denver School, Upper School

Gubitz, Samuel Robert
2021Kent Denver School
History Teacher
American PoliticsG
Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography:Dr. Arda Güçler obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Bates College in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2015. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Department of Government at Uppsala University in Sweden as a postdoctoral fellow and remained at this position until he joined the faculty at Özyeğin University. His research interests are at the intersection of politics of representation, contemporary democratic theory and continental philosophy.

Subfield(s):Political Theory; Political Theory, Politics of Representation, Democratic Theory, Continental Philosophy

Dissertation:Political incivility is a feature, not a bug: Why mediated incivility is not bad for democracy()

Committee: Toender, Lars (Chair); Honig, Bonnie H; Stevens, Jacqueline

Current: Assistant Professor, Ozyegin Unviersity, International Relations

Placement: Instructor, Northwestern University, Center for Global Health

Gucler, Arda
2015Ozyegin Unviersity
Assistant Professor
Political TheoryG
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @guerzovich  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Florencia Guerzovich is an independent consultant and has worked for The World Bank, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, among other organizations. She has been innovating, connecting, researching, and problem solving for big, complex governance problems since 2000, when she joined the Department of Transparency Policies of the Argentinean Anti-corruption Office. Florencia also served the Transparency and Accountability Initiative's Program Officer, Impact and Learning. Florencia earned her PhD in political science from Northwestern University. Florencia also has a Master’s degree in International Relations from FLACSO/Argentina and a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies from Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina. She can be reached at @guerzovich.

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: Untimely Representation: Deliberation, Urgency, and Democratic Theory (Ebscohost)

Committee: Alter-Hanson, Karen (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Mahoney, James L

Current: Consultant , Open Government Partnership

Placement: Program Officer, Impact and Learning, Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Guerzovich, Maria Florencia
2010Transparency and Accountability Initiative
Program Officer, Impact and Learning
International RelationsG
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @sidrahamidi  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Sidra Hamidi's research specialties include nuclear politics, nuclear diplomacy, and state identity. She teaches courses in international politics. She earned a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University and was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Stanford University.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Nuclear Diplomacy, U.S.-Iran Relations, International Security, International Laws

Dissertation: Building accountability: The politics of anticorruption (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurd, Ian F (Chair); Ganguly, Sumit; Mahoney, James L; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Assistant Professor, Stetson University

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

Hamidi, Sidra
2018Stetson University
Assistant Professor
International RelationsH
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @brfharrison  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Brian Harrison (PhD Northwestern University) is a political scientist specializing in American politics and public opinion. Brian is currently a lecturer at the University of Minnesota and has served on the faculty at Northwestern University, as a visiting fellow at Yale University, an affiliated scholar at New York University, and a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University. Before beginning his academic career, Brian was a White House appointee for the Department of Homeland Security. His research and teaching interests are in American politics, political communication and political behavior, public opinion and attitude change, and LGBT rights. Harrison’s first book, Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017 (with co-author Melissa Michelson). It addresses the intersections of sexuality and race, religion, and partisan identities to explain how individual-level identity affects support for LGBT rights.

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: The Politics of Nuclearity: Identity Relations in the Global Nuclear Regime (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Galvin, Daniel J; Yong, Laurel Harbridge

Current: Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Political Science, Public Affairs

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, Government Organization & Management

Harrison, Brian
2013University of Minnesota
Lecturer
American PoliticsH
LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Red Brain, Blue Brain: How Elite Polarization, Partisan Reasoning, and Information Choice Impact Presidential Communication (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Reno, William S

Current: Academic Advisor, Walden University

Placement: Instructor, St. Louis Park Public Schools

Hay, Richard Thomas
2014Walden University
Academic Advisor
Comparative PoliticsH
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Professor Hendrickson is a political scientist who specializes in United States economic relations with West African countries. Her interests include US foreign policy, and international political economy. She is the director of the International Studies program at CSI.

Subfield(s): International Relations; United States economic relations with West African countries, US foreign policy, and international political economy

Dissertation: Marginalization, Accommodation, and Abridgment: New Patterns of Civil-Military Relations in the Southern Cone and Brazil (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Associate Professor , College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Political Science

Hendrickson, Roshen
2006College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Associate Professor
International RelationsH
Twitter: @CariHennessy  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Promoting investment in Africa: Historical transition in the politics of United States hegemony (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Rogers, Reuel R (Co-Chair); Galvin, Daniel J; Skogan, Wesley G

Current: Statistical Methodologist, , Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Placement: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research

Hennessy, Cari Lynn
2013NaN
Statistical Methodologist
American PoliticsH

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: Public Opinion and Policymaking in the Chicago City Council (Ebscohost)

Committee: Sartori, Anne Elizabeth (Chair); Caverley, Jonathan D; Shih, Victor C; Rogers, Reuel R

Current: NaN

Placement: Pre-Doctoral Fellow, George Washington University, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies

Henripin, Olivier
2014NaN
NaN
International RelationsH
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: Adam Howat is a visiting assistant professor of politics and postdoctoral fellow. His research focuses on the politics of identity and polarization. He is particularly interested in the ways in which people’s perceptions of groups’ characteristics and values impact intergroup political conflict and coalition building.

Subfield(s): American Politics; public opinion, political psychology, ideology, and the politics of identit

Dissertation: Intractable Territorial Conflicts and the Strategic Social Construction of Indivisible National Homelands (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Bodenhausen, Galen V.; Merseth Cook, Julianne Lee

Current: Visiting Assistant Professo, Oberlin College, Politics

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professo, Oberlin College, Politics

Howat, Adam John
2019Oberlin College
Visiting Assistant Professor
American PoliticsH

 

Twitter: @jessehumpal

Biography: Jesse Humpal is a Major in the United States Air Force.  He comes to us from Cannon AFB near Clovis, New Mexico. Jesse’s research focuses on issues related to contemporary modes of warfare, such as the tactical and operational implications of fighting in urban environments. Is the urban environment simply an extension of a conventional battlespace into a new built environment, or do armed groups integrate urban environments into new ways of fighting?  His research provides insights into how new organizational features of armed groups affect how they integrate urban battles into their tactical and ultimately into their strategic repertoires.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Comparative Politics; Insurgents, Terrorism, Failed States, Conflict; Africa; Middle East

Dissertation: Global Insurgents and the Winning Paradox (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Spruyt, Hendrik; Blair, David (Georgetown)

Current: Assistant Professor of Political Science (Fall 2022), United States Air Force Academy

Placement: Assistant Professor of Political Science (Fall 2022), United States Air Force Academy

Humpal, Jesse
2021United States Air Force Academy
Assistant Professor of Political Science (Fall 2022)
International Relations, Comparative PoliticsH
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @IbataArens  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Kathryn Ibata-Arens is Vincent de Paul Professor, DePaul University. Her scholarly work focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia, science and technology policy, women’s economic empowerment, and inclusive innovation. Ibata-Arens’ recent research explores technology leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem development in biomedical industries in Asia. Her book, Beyond Technonationalism: Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia (Stanford University Press 2019) analyzes national policy and firm level strategy in China, India, Japan, and Singapore. From 2012 to 2013 she served on the METI-State Department Japan-US Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan-America Society of Chicago, and as a member of the U.S.-Japan Council. Previous policy analysis, utilizing social network analysis and GIS methodologies, examines emerging life science (biotechnology and medical devices) regions in Japan and the United States.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia, science and technology policy, women’s economic empowerment, and inclusive innovation in access and benefit sharing of plant genomic resources for medicinals

Dissertation: TBA (Ebscohost)

Committee: Schneider, Ben Ross (Chair); Loriaux, Michael M; Bernard Silberman; Ziemke, Jen

Current: Professor, DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science

Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Tokyo, Japan, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

Ibata-Arens, Kathryn
2001DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Professor
Comparative PoliticsI

Biography: Currently a faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Jay brings his political science and security studies background to the study of human and food system security. At the Jahn Research Group, he looks at how internal conflict dynamics in countries with weak institutions influence the food system and shape multi-state food crisis. He also brings his experience and interests in the use of Geo-Spatial data in complex humanitarian emergencies from International Crisis Mappers. Jay holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University where he did research on how combatant-state relations shape wartime authority structures with case studies in Iraq, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Turkey, and Nepal. Prior to Northwestern, Jay served in the US Army as an Airborne Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Iraq War and the Global War on Terrorism.

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: The Politics of Innovation: High -technology small and medium -sized enterprises in Japan (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Reno, William S; Roberts, Andrew L; Ziemke, Jen

Current: Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Department of Military Strategic Studies

Placement: Associate Research Scientist (Post-Doc), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jahn Research Group

Jayamaha, Buddhika Bandara
2018United States Air Force Academy
Assistant Professor
International RelationsJ
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Political Economy of Information and Communication Technology, Politics of Information Society/e-Government, Governance in the Information Age

Dissertation: Combatants, Inside and Out: Battle-Spaces in 21st Century Civil Wars (Ebscohost)

Committee: NaN (Chair); Woo-Cumings, Meredith; Loriaux, Michael M;

Current: Professor, Yonsei University, International Relations/Political Economy/IT Polotics

Placement: Professor, Yonsei University, International Relations/Political Economy/IT Polotics

Jho, Whasun
2003Yonsei University
Professor
Comparative PoliticsJ
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Krista Johnson is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the Center for African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; African Diaspora

Dissertation: Building Telecom Markets: Evolution of Governance in the Korean Mobile Telecommunication Market (vol 1 & 2) (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Jane Guyer ; Hanchard, Michael G

Current: Associate Professor, Howard University, African Studies

Placement: Assistant Professor, DePaul University, International Studies

Johnson, Krista Margaret
2002Howard University
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsJ
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @J0HNST0N  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Welcome to my website. I am a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Prior to RAND, I was a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. My research interests include insurgency, terrorism, intelligence, threat finance, and development. My research and commentary has been published or is forthcoming in the American Economic Review, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, Civil Wars, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Development Economics, The New York Times, Security Studies, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and other outlets. The content on this site does not represent the views of the RAND Corporation or any other organization.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Insurgency and counterinsurgency, terrorism and counterterrorism, threat finance, intelligence, development, program evaluation

Dissertation: From consensual decision -making to conventional politics: Popular participation in contemporary South Africa (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Placement: Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellow, United States Institute of Peace

Johnston, Patrick Bruce
2009RAND Corporation
Senior Political Scientist
International RelationsJ
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Kang, Hayun
2004Korea Information Society Development Institute
Executive Director
Comparative PoliticsK
LinkedIn

Biography: Hye Yun Kang is former post-doctoral scholar of the Mershon Center at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include security and law, policy implementation, and human agency in security practice with a focus on critical theory. Kang’s research investigates the intersection between law and security in security practices. In particular, she focuses on human security challenges that result from national security practices in international conflicts. She studies implementation processes of security policies, showing how security policies are understood, communicated, and materialized on the ground. Her dissertation features three case studies in Korea, in the United States, and in Europe. These studies highlight the paradoxes of security implementation processes that reverberate in global human insecurity.

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: Unintended Intentions: Security Script and Performative Enactment (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Crepon, Marc D L (Co-Chair); Reno, William S; Hurd, Ian F

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University, Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University, Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Kang, Hye Yun
2019The Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Fellow
International RelationsK
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @alisakaplan3  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Alisa joined Reform for Illinois in 2018, drawn to the organization’s long history of fighting for campaign finance reform and against systemic corruption. As Executive Director, she leads RFI’s policy development, advocacy, and educational initiatives and oversees operations. A Yale graduate with a J.D. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University, Alisa brings expertise in law and the political process and a background in community organizing, grassroots activism, and nonprofit administration.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Governance and state-business relations: Collaboration, collusion and conflict in the Korean political economy (Ebscohost)

Committee: Alter-Hanson, Karen (Chair); Nzelibe, Jide; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Executive Director, Reform for Illinois

Placement: Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies

Kaplan, Alisa Yonat
2013Reform for Illinois
Executive Director
Comparative PoliticsK
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @adam42smith

Biography: I am the Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University. I work on all aspects of the repository, but am particularly interested in qualitative data management and the development of scholarly workflows. I hold a PhD in political science from Northwestern, where my substantive interests center around the political economy of business/labor relations in the Industrialized world as well as issues of conceptualization and measurement in political economy. As time permits, I am an active contributor to several scholarly open source software projects, including in particular Zotero, where I help oversee the site translators, and the Citation Style Language, where I am on the board and co-maintain the style repository.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: The Terrorism-Civil Liberties Complex: Persistent Threats, Global Constitutionalism, and the Entrenchment of Human Rights Regimes in Counterterrorism (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Thelen, Kathy A (Co-Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Schneider, Ben Ross

Current: Associate Director, Syracuse University, Qualitative Data Repositroy

Placement: Associate Director, Syracuse University, Qualitative Data Repositroy

Karcher, Sebastian
2014Syracuse University
Associate Director
Comparative PoliticsK
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @demetra_kasimis  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Demetra Kasimis is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching include democratic theory and the history of political thought especially in classical Athens; membership politics and migration; post-war continental political theory; and feminist theory. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she majored in philosophy and concentrated in Hellenic Studies before receiving her PhD in political science from Northwestern University. At Chicago, she is an associated faculty member of the Department of Classics, a member of the affiliated faculty and board of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and a fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT).

Subfield(s): Political Theory; democratic theory and the history of political thought especially in classical Athens; membership politics and migration; post-war continental political theory; and feminist theory

Dissertation: Liberalization, Segmentation, Informalization: Business and the Political Economy of Changing Labor Markets (Ebscohost)

Committee: Monoson-Berns, Susan Sara (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Honig, Bonnie H

Current: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Political Science

Placement: Mellon Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center

Kasimis, Demetra Fannie
2010University of Chicago
Assistant Professor
Political TheoryK
Personal Website

Biography: Katrin Fraser Katz is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and an Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident) in the Office of the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Dr. Katz’s research, which has been supported by grants from the Korea Foundation and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, explores the interplay of cooperation and conflict in East Asia’s political, economic, and security dynamics. She has taught in the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University and was a 2018-19 US-Korea NextGen Scholar. In 2017, she received the inaugural Sherman Family Korea Emerging Scholar Lecture Series award from the Korea Society. Dr. Katz served as director for Japan, Korea, and oceanic affairs on the staff of the White House National Security Council from 2007 to 2008. She was also a special assistant to the assistant secretary for international organization affairs at the U.S. Department of State and an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University; a master’s degree in East Asian and international security studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she was awarded the John C. Perry Scholarship for East Asian Studies; and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in international relations and Japanese from the University of Pennsylvania.

Subfield(s): International Relations; interplay of cooperation and conflict in East Asia’s political, economic, and security dynamics

Dissertation: Drawing the boundaries of democracy: Immigrants and citizens in ancient Greek political thought (Ebscohost)

Committee: Spruyt, Hendrik (Chair); Caverley, Jonathan D; Cha, Victor D.; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Placement: Visiting Lecturer (Adjunct Assistant), Georgetown University, Asia Studies Program

Katz, Katrin Fraser
2017Columbia University
Adjunct Assistant Professor
International RelationsK
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Subfield(s): Political Theory

Dissertation: Domestic Interest Configuration and Island Disputes: Cyclical Surges of Nationalist and Internationalist Influence in Northeast Asia (Ebscohost)

Committee: Farr, James Fulton (Chair); Alznauer, Mark Vinzenz; Dietz, Mary Golden

Current: Instructor, Northwestern University, Center for Field Studies

Placement: Instructor, Northwestern University, Center for Field Studies

Kellner, Alan Joseph
2019Northwestern University
Instructor
Political TheoryK
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @askellyphd  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Andrew S. Kelly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay. His research is at the intersection of American political development and US public policy, with a focus on health and science policy. His work has been published in, among other venues, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, The Forum, and Studies in American Political Development. He received his PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University. After completing his PhD, Dr. Kelly was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kelly has also held postodoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, San Francisco.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, American Politics; American political development,US public policy, health and science policy

Dissertation: Nature and Civilization in Immanuel Kant's Global Politics (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Galvin, Daniel J; Prasad, Monica

Current: Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley/UCSF, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research

Kelly, Andrew Samuel
2012California State University, East Bay
Assistant Professor
Comparative Politics, American PoliticsK
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @moseskhisa  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I’m currently Assistant Professor of Political Science and Africanan Studies at North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC-USA. I’m a student of politics, not a politician! So, I’ve little interest, if any, in active politics. However, since I was a little boy in secondary school, I’ve always had a keen interest in global current affairs and local sociopolitical developments. Thus, since April 2013, I’ve been writing a weekly current affairs column, first for The Observer (2013-2019) and currently for Daily Monitor (2018-todate), both based in Kampala, Uganda. I also co-founded a political think-tank, Society for Justice and National Unity (SoJNU), with senior colleagues at Makerere University, Kampala, which seeks to provide intellectual input to Ugandan politics. In addition to my limited political activism, I also have been actively involved in community engagement as Vice President (2016-2018) and later Interim President (2018-2019) for the North America Masaba Cultural Association and board member of a university/tertiary education scholarship non-profit organization, CROSO.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics and International Political Economy with a focus on Africa.

Dissertation: Entering the New Frontier: The Origins and Development of Scientific Capacity in the United States and Great Britain (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Mahoney, James L (Co-Chair); Otoma, Ato Kwamena; Riedl, Rachel Beatty

Current: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Political Science; Inter-disciplinary studies (African Studies)

Placement: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Political Science; Inter-disciplinary studies (African Studies)

Khisa, Moses
2016North Carolina State University
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsK

Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @rbkhoury  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. I study comparative and international politics, with a focus on contention, displacement, and humanitarianism in the Middle East. My dissertation and book project explains the relationship between international aid and civilian activism in the Syrian war. My multi-method research employs data from field-based immersion, interviews, and original survey and social media data.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, Methods; Middle East, displacement; humanitarianism; contentious politics; methods; Middle East politics; American politics

Dissertation: Aid, Activism, and the Syrian War (Ebscohost)

Committee: Pearlman, Wendy (Chair); Reno, William (Co-chair), Seawright, Jason; Arjona, Ana

Current: Postdoctoral Research Associate Princeton University, Niehaus Center for Globalization & Governance, Program in Regional Political Economy

Placement: Postdoctoral Research Associate Princeton University, Niehaus Center for Globalization & Governance, Program in Regional Political Economy

Khoury, Rana B.
2021Princeton University
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Comparative PoliticsK
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Kim, Dukhong
2007Florida Atlantic University
Associate Professor
American PoliticsK
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Kim, Jinha
2003NaN
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American PoliticsK
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: Prof. So Young Kim is the associate professor and the former head of the Graduate School of Science & Technology Policy at KAIST. She graduated from Seoul National University with English Education for the BA and Political Science for the MA. She then earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from Northwestern University with Fulbright Scholarship specializing in International Political Economy and Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences. Prof. Kim worked as a data archivist for the Social Science Computing Center at the University of Chicago and taught as an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University before joining KAIST. Her research deals with high-stake issues at the interface of S&T and public policy such as government R&D funding and evaluation, basic science policy, science advising, science & engineering workforce, science-based ODA, and global governance of emerging technologies. Her scholarly work includes publications in International Organization, Journal of Asian Survey, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Science & Technology Studies, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, and STI Policy Review as well as the co-edited volumes of Science and Technology Policy: Theories and Issues, The Spector of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and A Return of the Future: COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Core values and public opinion on foreign policy (Ebscohost)

Committee: Wallerstein, Michael J (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Graduate School of Science & Technology Policy

Placement: Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Kim, So Young
2004Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
Associate Professor
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Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @SamaraKlar  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Samara Klar is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy. She studies how individuals’ personal identities and social surroundings influence their political attitudes and behavior. Most often, she uses experimental methods (in and outside the lab), surveys, and other statistical tools. Dr. Klar received her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University and also hold degrees in political science from Columbia University and McGill University.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Methods

Dissertation: The Influence of Identities on Political Preferences (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Miller, Peter; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Associate Professor, University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy

Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy

Klar, Samara Mani Lampert
2013University of Arizona
Associate Professor
Political TheoryK
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @Klyachki  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: As a multimethod researcher and educator with experience designing and executing multi-year community-based projects, I am passionate about using qualitative and quantitative data to drive evidence-based decision making and strategy. My experience is focused on designing and conducting research through interviews, focus groups, and original survey data collection, with a priority on elevating and amplifying the voices and experiences of those impacted by research. Additionally, I have 7 years high school and university teaching experience, as well as a background designing and collaboratively facilitating teaching-related professional development, workshops, and speaker series.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, Methods; armed conflict and politics, microfoundations of order, institutional change, state-building, North Caucasus, mixed methods

Dissertation: Reconfiguration of Sub-national Governance: Responses to Violence and State Collapse in the North Caucasus (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Arjona, Ana Maria; Riedl, Rachel Beatty

Current: Specialist, Assessment for Learning, Chicago Public Schools

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow , University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)

Klyachkina, Alexandra (Sasha)
2019Chicago Public Schools
Specialist, Assessment for Learning
Comparative PoliticsK
Twitter: @kendra_koivu

Biography: Kendra L. Koivu began her career in the UNM Political Science Department in the Fall of 2012 after completing her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. In 2013, just after the birth of her second child, Professor Koivu was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Since then, and in spite of her prognosis, she wrote a book, published several scholarly articles, became an important voice in the methodology of Political Science, mentored many students, and was granted tenure and promotion at UNM in the Spring of 2019. Professor Koivu made a home in Albuquerque with her husband, Tony Aronica. This fall, she was able to see her daughter off to Grinnell College and her son into Kindergarten. Her body finally succumbed to the cancer she endured for five years on the night of September 27, 2019 at the age of 40. She will be dearly missed by her friends, colleagues and students at UNM and she will be remembered for her striking wit, tenacity, and extremely gifted academic mind.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Organized Crime and the State: State Building, Illicit Markets, and Governance Structures (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Thelen, Kathy A

Current: NaN,

Placement: Adjunct Professor, Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology

Koivu, Kendra
2012NaN
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Comparative PoliticsK
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @M_J_Lacombe  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Matt Lacombe joined Barnard's faculty in 2019. He studies American politics, with a broad focus on understanding and explaining political power in the United States. His research and teaching interests engage with interest groups and political parties, social identity and political ideology, inequality and representation, and American political development. Matt is the author of Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force, which uses the case of the National Rifle Association to identify and explain how interest groups can shape their members’ behavior in ways that help them advance their policy agendas and gain influence within political parties. Along with Benjamin Page and Jason Seawright, Matt is also the co-author of Billionaires and Stealth Politics, a book that details the political preferences and behavior of U.S. billionaires.

Subfield(s): American Politics; political power in the United States, interest groups and political parties, social identity and political ideology, inequality and representation, and American political development

Dissertation: Gunning for the Masses: How the NRA Has Shaped Its Supporters’ Behavior, Advanced Its Political Agenda, and Thwarted the Will of the Majority (Ebscohost)

Committee: Galvin, Daniel J (Chair); Chen, Anthony S; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Assistant Professor , Columbia University, Barnard College, Department of Political Science

Placement: National Fellow (Doctoral), University of Virginia, Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Lacombe, Matthew James
2019Columbia University, Barnard College
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsL
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @sean_c_lee  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Sean Lee is an assistant professor of Political Science at AUC. He received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. Previously, he was a Doctoral Fellow at the Orient-Institut Beirut and a research affiliate with the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut. His work focuses on minority communities during times of conflict, in particular in Lebanon and Syria. He has conducted fieldwork in Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Germany, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; comparative politics, research methods, ethnic politics conflict, Middle East

Dissertation: Minority Communities in Times of Conflict: Civil War in Lebanon and Syria (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Pearlman, Wendy R; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo, Department of Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo, Department of Political Science

Lee, Sean
2019American University in Cairo
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsL
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @thosjleeper  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am a behavioral scientist and R hacker working on experimental, survey, and computational approaches for understanding social and political phenomena. My research has focused on comparative public opinion, the political psychology of information seeking and attitude change, survey-experimental methodology, and applications of the R statistical programming language. I am currently a Research Scientist with Core Data Science at Facebook, based in London, and a Senior Visiting Fellow in Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 2015 to September 2018, I was Assistant Professor then then Associate Professor in Political Behaviour (with tenure) in the Department of Government at LSE. At LSE, I led undergraduate teaching and delivered courses on research design, the use of experimental methods in politics, and public opinion and political psychology. I coordinated the interdisciplinary Political Behaviour Seminar series and served on the school’s Research Ethics Committee.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Experimentation, causal inference, computational social science and politics

Dissertation: Essays on Political Information and the Dynamics of Public Opinion (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Chong, Dennis; Cook, Fay Lomax; Loriaux, Michael

Current: Research Scientist, Facebook, Core Data Science

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Aarhus University, Political Science and Government

Leeper, Thomas John
2012Facebook
Research Scientist
American PoliticsL
Professional Website

Biography: Natacha Lemasle is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the Work Bank, working primarily in fragile and post-conflict countries in Africa, and managing projects supporting demobilization and reintegration of former combatants, support to local integration of forcibly displaced populations, and on prevention and mitigation of sexual and gender-based violence. Natacha Lemasle is also the coordinator of the World Bank Global Platform on Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: Combatants' Disarmament: Do Command and Control Matter? A Comparison of Sierra Leone and Liberia (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Bigo, Didier; Bourmaud, Daniel; Rogers, Reuel R

Current: World Bank, Fragile States and Social Development Unit

Placement: World Bank, Fragile States and Social Development Unit

Lemasle, Natacha Caroline
2010Fragile States and Social Development Unit
World Bank
International RelationsL
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Kevin Levay is NCTR’s Associate Director of Research and Data. Kevin joined NCTR in 2020. In this role, he supports NCTR and partner programs in collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to demonstrate and enhance the effectiveness of teacher residencies. Prior to joining NCTR, Kevin worked as a researcher at the FrameWorks Institute, where he developed communications strategies to support the non-profit sector in building public understanding of social and scientific issues, including informal STEM learning, early math learning, and academic motivation. As a political scientist, he has conducted research on the effects of race, class, and gender on public opinion toward the use of punishment in the U.S. criminal justice and education systems, and has assisted with teaching undergraduate courses on U.S. politics and research methodology at Northwestern University. Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Temple University and his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Race, Class, and Gender in the Politics of Incarceration in the United States (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Burch, Traci R; McCall, Leslie J;

Current: Associate Director of Research and Data, National Center For Teacher residencies

Placement: Researcher, FrameWorks Institute

Levay, Kevin
2016National Center For Teacher residencies
Associate Director of Research and Data
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Professional Website

Biography: Professor Li joined UCI Law in July 2019 as the John S. and Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China Business and Law. Prior to the appointment, he was Professor of Law and Zhuang Zhou scholar at Rutgers University and a member of the Associate Faculty of the Division of Global Affairs. Professor Li’s teaching and scholarship explores a broad range of topics including Chinese law and politics, international business transactions, contracts, comparative law, and empirical legal studies. His first book, The Clash of Capitalisms? Chinese Companies in the United States (Cambridge University Press, 2018), explores the adaptation of Chinese companies, including state-owned Chinese companies, to general US institutions and their compliance (or lack of compliance) with US laws governing tax, employment equality, and national security review of foreign investments.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Chinese Law and Politics, International Business Transactions, Comparative Law, Contracts, Empirical Legal Studies

Dissertation: Suing the State: A Study of Administrative Litigation at the Provincial Level in China (Ebscohost)

Committee: Alter-Hanson, Karen (Chair); Rose-Ackerman, Susan; Shih, Victor C

Current: John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law, University of California, Irvine, School of Law

Placement: Lawyer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Li, Ji
2012University of California, Irvine
John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law
Comparative PoliticsL
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @LiuSota  |  LinkedIn

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Policing, National Security, Digital Governance, China Studies

Dissertation: The Politics of Policing in China: How Frontline Police Shape Order and Security (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurst, William James (Chair); Winters, Jeffrey A; Pearlman, Wendy R

Current: Postdoctoral Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Chinastudien

Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Chinastudien

Liu, Yuchen
2020Freie Universität Berlin
Postdoctoral Researcher
Comparative PoliticsL
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @erinkaylockwood

Biography: I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2017 and both a B.A. in International Studies and a B.S. in Economics from American University in 2011. My current book project examines the financial market practices through which both the market for over-the-counter derivatives and the authority of private financial actors were constructed. Through an interpretive analysis of regulatory documents, I find that practices like risk modelling, standardized contracts, and collateralization reassured public regulators of the market’s ability to govern itself even as these practices were inadequate and in some cases destabilizing during the 2008 financial crisis. Nonetheless, because these practices were constitutive of the market, and because private market actors were closely involved in the post-crisis regulatory effort, these were the practices public regulators reached for in the aftermath of the crisis, reinscribing private financial authority and the crisis-prone nature of the OTC derivatives market.

Subfield(s): International Relations; International political economy; global financial politics; financial derivatives; regulation; risk and uncertainty; power, authority, and legitimacy in international politics; global inequality

Dissertation: The Construction of Financial Authority (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurd, Ian F (Chair); Nelson, Stephen C (Co-Chair); Carruthers, Bruce Greenhow;

Current: Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, Political Science

Lockwood, Erin Kay
2017University of California, Irvine
Assistant Professor
International RelationsL
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @claudialopez

Biography: Claudia López , is the elected Mayor of Bogotá with more than 1,108,000 votes , thus achieving the largest vote in the history of the city, for the coalition made up of the Alianza Verde, Polo Democrático and the Activist movement parties. She studied Government and Finance, Public Administration and Political Science at the Externado de Colombia University. In addition, she has a Master's degree in Public Administration and Urban Policy from Columbia University and a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in the United States.

Subfield(s): Comparative Poltiics; NaN

Dissertation: Contemporary Statebuilding Through Democratization Processes: A Comparative, Subnational Perspective (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Reno, William S

Current: Mayor, City of Bogota, Colombia

Placement: City of Bogota, Colombia

Lopez Hernandez, Claudia Nayibe
2019City of Bogota, Colombia
Mayor
Comparative PoliticsL
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Currently based in Chicago, Christina previously worked at Northwestern University, conducting doctoral research in political theory and gender studies as well as teaching and advising undergraduate students. She earned her doctorate in political science in September 2019. As a political theorist, she believes that accessible higher education can help us to build a more equitable and community-centered world, and is passionately committed to that goal. Christina is also a yoga teacher, and in her spare time enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and cat.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; NaN

Dissertation: Arendt, Adorno, and Angela Davis: A Critique of Capitalist Culture (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Farr, James Fulton; El Amine, Loubna

Current: Partner Success Operations Manager, Mentor Collective

Placement: Student Success Manager, Mentor Collective

Lotempio, Christina Frances
2019Mentor Collective
Partner Success Operations Manager
Political TheoryL
LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Exploring Business Influence: When Does it Matter? (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Chen, Anthony S; Krupnikov, Yanna

Current: Product and Technical Marketing Operations Manager, Duo Security

Placement: Market Research Analyst, Direct Opinions

Madonia, Heather Elaine
2016Duo Security
Product and Technical Marketing Operations Manager
American PoliticsM
Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Angela Maione is a Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University where she teaches in the core course on social theory as well as junior research tutorials on global democratic theory and transnational feminism. Her work is broadly interdisciplinary and draws on resources in the history of political thought for contemporary debate in radical democratic and feminist theory. She was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Revolutionary Rhetoric: Woll-stonecraft's Transformative Enactment. 

Subfield(s): Political Theory; democratic practice and political institutions in transnational perspective, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Dissertation: Revolutionary Rhetoric: The Political Thought of Mary Wollstonecraft (Ebscohost)

Committee: Zerilli, Linda (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Orloff, Ann Shola

Current: Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University, Social Sciences

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bard College, Hannah Arendt Center

Maione, Angela Felicia
2012Harvard University
Lecturer on Social Studies
Political TheoryM
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @afghanopoly  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am an Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen’s Department of Political Science and Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM), in the Netherlands. I hold a PhD in political science from Northwestern University and Sciences Po Paris. My first book, Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan, came out with Cornell University Press in December 2019 and my new research project, “Commander Politics: Cooperation and Competition in Civil War” was recently awarded a VIDI grant as part of the Dutch Research Council (NWO)’s Talent Programme.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Afghanistan, Somalia, Statebuilding and state making processes, Violence, armed conflicts and armed groups, Failed states, warlordism, and militias, External interventions

Dissertation: Neo-Chiefs in the International State System Power Strategies and Authority in Afghanistan (1992 to the Present) (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Caverley, Jonathan D; Qader, Nasrin; Ramel, Frederic

Current: Assistant Professor, Radboud University Nijmegen, International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM)

Placement: Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, Harriman Institute

Malejacq, Romain
2013Radboud University Nijmegen
Assistant Professor
International RelationsM
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @jmatatyaou  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Jake Matatyaou is a designer, writer, and educator. Matatyaou is a founding partner of JuneJuly, a design consultancy based in Los Angeles, CA, and Seattle, WA. Established by Matatyaou and Kyle Hovenkotter in 2014, JuneJuly is committed to expanding architecture to more than the design of buildings. Using architecture as a visceral mode of communication, JuneJuly explores the impact of globalization and networked technology on the spaces, places, and people of contemporary cities. Matatyaou’s work draws from interaction design, experience design, film, and music, to offer a renewed interest in the human body and its situation in the world. Before joining UCLA, Matatyaou was the Liberal Arts Coordinator and Design Studio Faculty at SCI-Arc.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; NaN

Dissertation: Memory – space – politics: Public memorial and the problem of political judgment (Ebscohost)

Committee: Zerilli, Linda (Chair); Honig, Bonnie H; Jarzombek, Mark;

Current: Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Design

Placement: Liberal Arts Coordinator, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Design

Matatyaou, Uri Jacob "Jake"
2008University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Lecturer
Political TheoryM
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @MargittaMatzke  |  Academia.edu

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative political science, focus on welfare state research, Social-political institutions and social political decision-making in comparison

Dissertation: Man-Made Distinctions in the Welfare State: Political Decisions about Inequality in Major German Social Policy Reforms Vol. I & II (Ebscohost)

Committee: Thelen, Kathy A (Chair); Stinchcombe, Arthur; Swenson, Peter A;

Current: Associate Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for social and social policy, Department of Politics and Social Policy

Placement: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

Mätzke, Margitta
2005Johannes Kepler University Linz
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsM
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @LidaMaxwell  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Professor Maxwell is Associate Professor of Political Science and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She is the author of Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes (Oxford UP, 2015), the co-editor of Second Nature: Rethinking Nature Through Politics (Fordham UP, 2014), and the co-author of The Right to Have Rights (Verso, 2018). Her articles have appeared in Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, and Theory and Event.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political Theory; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Contemporary Democratic Theory; Environmental Political Theory; Law and Politics

Dissertation: Between law and lawlessness: Democratizing law in Montesquieu, Burke, and Arendt (Ebscohost)

Committee: Honig, Bonnie H (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Associate Professor, Boston University, Department of Political Science & Women and Gender Studies

Placement: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Department of Government

Maxwell, Lida E.
2006Boston University
Associate Professor
Political TheoryM
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @j_r_mcallister  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Jacqueline R. McAllister joined Kenyon's faculty in 2014. McAllister’s scholarship is aimed at understanding whether, how and when international justice efforts impact ongoing conflicts. Her research has taken her all over the world, from the Balkans to Nigeria. McAllister’s work has appeared in leading scholarly journals and foreign policy magazines, as well as received support from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women and the American Council of Learned Societies. McAllister has also served as an expert panelist at a U.N.-sponsored conference on the legacy of the Yugoslav Tribunal.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; international relations, transitional justice, human rights, war crimes tribunals, international organizations, civil wars and U.S. foreign policy

Dissertation: On Knife's Edge: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia's Impact on Violence Against Civilians (Ebscohost)

Committee: Alter-Hanson, Karen (Chair); Hagan, John; Reno, William S;

Current: Associate Professor, Kenyon College, Political Science

Placement: Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College, Political Science

McAllister, Jacqueline Ransome
2014Kenyon College
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsM
Twitter: @RahulMediratta  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am an Award-Winning Change Management Consultant and Social Scientist. For a decade I’ve led Organizational Change and Behaviour Change projects with the Fortune 500 and Governments through: Big 4 Change Management Consulting, Ivy League Research on Psychology and Institutitonal Transformation, Queen's Park Public Sector Transformation. I serve on the Advisory Board of OpenMind, a non-profit based in New York City that equips people with the mindset and skillset to communicate constructively across differences using e-learning anchored in behavioral science. I believe the pursuit of tech should deepen human connection. My POVs and research are published in EY Global, Oxford University Press, Foreign Affairs, Springer Verlag, Toronto Star. I’ve given invited talks at Brown, Columbia, JNU, London School of Economics, NCCU Taipei, Northwestern, NYU, Oxford, Singapore Management University, Waterloo.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Globalization in the Shadows: Smuggling and the Foreign Policy Calculus of Enduring Interstate Rivalry (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Nelson, Stephen C (Co-Chair); Ganguly, Sumit; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Manager, Transformation & Behaviour Change, Deloitte

Placement: Consultant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, Multi-Level Dialogue for Trade Normalization between India and Pakistan

Mediratta, Rahul Shah
2016Deloitte
Manager, Transformation & Behaviour Change
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Professional Website  |  Twitter: @ClaireMetelits  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Dr. Metelits joined Marine Corps University in 2018. Prior to that she taught in the School of International Service at American University and Davidson College. She also worked as an advisor to US Army TRADOC and US Africa Command from 2009-2013. Dr. Metelits has conducted research on insurgent groups in Western Sahara, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Uganda, Angola, Turkey, and Colombia and has interviewed members of the Taliban, the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), and the Polisario Front. She is the author of Inside Insurgency (2010), Security in Africa (2016), and co-editor of Democratic Contestation on the Margins: Regimes in Small African Countries (2015). She has published both scholarly and non-scholarly works. She received her Doctorate in Political Science from Northwestern University. Her research focuses on Africa, non-state armed actors, non-state governance, and gender and conflict.

Subfield(s): NaN; Non-state armed groups, Non-state Governance, Africa, Critical security studies, Gender Peace and security

Dissertation: Coercion and collusion: Change in rebel group treatment of civilians (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Associate Professor, Marine Corp University, Strategic Studies

Placement: Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Department of Political Science

Metelits, Claire Margaret
2007Marine Corp University
Associate Professor
M
Personal Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: ​I am an affiliated researcher at the Equality, Development, and Globalization Studies (EDGS), The Buffett Institute, Northwestern University. I am also currently a guest lecturer at the American Studies program, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia. My research investigates the logic underpinning government policies on religious issues and its consequences on secularism, democracy and religious liberty. Regionally, I specialize in the study of Indonesian politics.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, Political Theory; political economy of secularization in postcolonial Muslim countries utilizing comparative-historical and ethnographic methods with a specific focus on Southeast Asia

Dissertation: Coercion in Search of Legitimacy: The Secular State, Religious Politics, and Religious Coercion in Indonesia Under the New Order, 1967–1998 (Ebscohost)

Committee: Winters, Jeffrey A (Chair); Hurst, William James; Cherry, Haydon (NU History)

Current: Visiting Lecturer, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), the Center for the Study of Asia and the Pacific (PSAP)

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), the Center for the Study of Asia and the Pacific (PSAP)

Metera, Gde Dwitya Arief
2021Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)
Visiting Lecturer
Comparative Politics, Political TheoryM
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @swingstateprof  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Dr. Melissa Miller is an expert on American politics with a specific focus on elections and voting behavior, women in American politics, public opinion, and the media. She teaches courses in American Government, Political Parties, Voter Behavior, Women in American Politics, and Research Methods. In 2016 Dr. Miller was named Master Teacher -- the highest teaching award on campus. Dr. Miller is frequently interviewed by local, regional, national, and international media. She has appeared in/on CNN, ABC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books, among others. In recognition of her extensive commitment to public engagement, Dr. Miller was awarded the 2018 Community Engagement Award by BGSU’s Faculty Senate.

Subfield(s): American Politics; elections and voting behavior, women in American politics, public opinion, and the media

Dissertation: The joiners: Voluntary organizations and political participation in the United States (Ebscohost)

Committee: Chong, Dennis (Chair); Conley, Patricia D; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, Political Science

Placement: Research Assistant, Council on Competitiveness

Miller, Melissa Kary
2003Bowling Green State University
Associate Professor
American PoliticsM
Professional Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Khairunnisa has over ten years’ experience in organisational culture, innovation and human-centred design. A social scientist by training, she uses methodological rigour and a holistic systems approach to lead the design and delivery of experiences that have impact, embed learning, and change behaviours. After getting her PhD, Khairunnisa worked in innovation, using ethnographic research, deep behavioural insights, and cutting-edge theories to design products, services and experiences for customers and employees, across industries. Curious by nature, collaborative at heart, and interdisciplinary by training, she is a published methodologist, an award-winning innovator, selected as a Woman of the Future 2018, and most recently lectured at the LSE.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics ; NaN

Dissertation: Negotiating the State: The Development of Informal and Formal State Institutions in Contemporary Uganda and Kenya (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Director & Chief Innovation Officer, The Smarty Train

Placement: Resident Ethnographer, Idea Couture Inc.

Mohamedali, Khairunnisa
2014The Smarty Train
Director & Chief Innovation Officer
Comparative PoliticsM
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @moskowi1  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Rachel Moskowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Public Policy & Law Program. Her research lies at the intersection of public policy, political behavior and public opinion, race politics, and urban politics. In her current projects, she uses survey, experimental, and qualitative methods to study educational issues and political decisions in a variety of local political contexts. Professor Moskowitz pays particular attention to to the role of equality, race, and community in the formation of attitudes and vote choices on education policies.

Subfield(s): American politics; public policy, political behavior and public opinion, race politics, and urban politics, survey, experimental, and qualitative methods

Dissertation: Race, Equality, and Community in Local Education: How Complex Beliefs and Values Shape Educational Attitudes, Votes, and School Policy (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Cook, Fay Lomax; Page, Benjamin I;

Current: Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Public Policy and Law

Placement: Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Public Policy and Law

Moskowitz, Rachel Lauren
2015Trinity College
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsM
Professional Website

Biography: Kevin Mullinix is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research concentrates on political communication, public opinion, and public policy. Professor Mullinix examines the extent to which political parties and elected officials shape the public’s attitudes toward various policies. More recently, his research has focused on the effects of wrongful convictions for attitudes toward the criminal justice policies and the effects of racial disparities in the justice system for trust in police. ​He has a related research agenda on the generalizability of experiments in the social sciences.

Subfield(s): American Politics; political communication, public opinion, and public policy, American Politics, Political Communication, Public Policy, Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Research Methods, Surveys & Experiments, Criminal Justice

Dissertation: The Scope of the 'Perceptual Screen': Partisanship and Preference Formation (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Kernell, Georgia Christine; Krupnikov, Yanna

Current: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Department of Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, Department of Government and Justice Studies

Mullinix, Kevin
2015University of Kansas
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsM
Twitter: @andremunro  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Gestionnaire et consultant d'expérience, spécialisé en analytique, marketing numérique et stratégie.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Democratic Excess and Popular Sovereignty (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Farr, James Fulton; Maza, Sarah

Current: Director, Radio-Canada, Member Data Operations and Authentication

Placement: Content Manager, PressReader

Munro, Andre
2015Radio-Canada
Director
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Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Passionate about education, Barbara holds a PhD from Northwestern University and a Montessori certificate from CGMS. As the mother of two while living in Italy, she fell in love with the Montessori philosophy. Now the founder of Montessori Gym, Barbara is fulfilling her dream of contributing to children’s wellness and learning experience.

Subfield(s): International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: Tell me thy company: Inter -organizational relations in the United Nations system (Ebscohost)

Committee: Spruyt, Hendrik (Chair); Alter-Hanson, Karen; Hurd, Ian F

Current: Founder, Montessori Gym

Placement: Founder, Montessori Gym

Murphy, Barbara
2008Montessori Gym
Founder
International RelationsM
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Ella Myers is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Program in Gender Studies. She is an award-winning teacher of political and feminist theory. Her courses include Intro to Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, Economic Inequality & Democracy, Feminist Political Theory, and Gender, Power & Freedom, among others. Her research focuses on contemporary democratic theory. She is especially interested in the distribution of political power and practices of collective resistance through which ordinary citizens strive to shape the conditions of their lives. Her first major body of research focused on the role played by "ethos" or spirit in encouraging – or discouraging – associative forms of democratic action in the American polity.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Democratic Theory, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, Collective Action and Social Movements, Ethics, Political Institutions, Economic Inequality

Dissertation: The turn to ethics and its democratic costs (Ebscohost)

Committee: Zerilli, Linda (Chair); Honig, Bonnie H;

Current: Associate Professor, University of Utah, Political Science Department; Gender Studies Program

Placement: Instructor, Northwestern University, Political Science & Gender Studies Program

Myers, Ella Kristina
2006University of Utah
Associate Professor
Political TheoryM
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @GNavaCampos  |  LinkedIn

Biography: In her current role, Gabriela supports Strategic Capacity Group's institutional learning from its portfolio of logistics, training, and mentoring programs aimed at enhancing the capacity of law enforcement institutions in Africa, South East Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In this capacity, she designs and oversees the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans, and coordinates with project managers in a cross-functional fashion to guide program performance and drive results for the client. Gabriela's expertise results from combining a strong analytic background in the social sciences with more than fifteen years of practice designing, executing, and managing monitoring and evaluation projects in areas as varied as human services, environmental resource conservation, discrimination and violence in the workplace, social impact assessments, violence prevention in conflict-ridden areas, and energy distribution services. Prior to joining SCG, Gabriela worked with organizations such as the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Global Development Network (GDN), and USAID to monitor and evaluate policies and programs aimed at increasing transparency, accountability and citizen participation; fight corruption; and promote evidence-based policymaking in the smallest Latin American countries.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Political institutions, power distribution and the resolution of financial crises (Ebscohost)

Committee: Schneider, Ben Ross (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Seawright, Jason W

Current: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer , Strategic Capacity Group

Placement: Instructor, Northwestern University, Department of Political Science

Nava-Campos, Gabriela
2008Strategic Capacity Group
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer
N
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @paralogik

Biography: Lexi Neame is a political theorist and science and technology studies scholar. Her research and teaching interests are in the history of political thought and contemporary democratic theory, with a focus on the politics of science, technology and the environment. She leads an interdisciplinary research project called Arendt on Earth: From the Archimedean Point to the Anthropocene (www.arendtonearth.com), funded by a three-year grant from Humanities Without Walls. During 2017-18 she was a Dissertation Research Fellow at the Center for Humanities and Social Change at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught in Northwestern University’s International Studies program, and at Stanford she will teach “Spirit of Democracy,” “100,000 Years of War,” and “Preventing Human Extinction.”

Subfield(s): Political Theory; History of political thought and contemporary democratic theory, with a focus on the politics of science, technology and the environment

Dissertation: Truth in the Milieu of Politics: Knowledge, Authority, and Democratic Freedom (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Alder, Ken; Farr, James Fulton

Current: Lecturer, Stanford University, Thinking Matters

Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford University, Thinking Matters

Neame, Alexandra Catherine
2018Stanford University
Lecturer
Political TheoryN
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @nelsen_matt  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am a Postdoctoral Scholar affiliated with the Department of Political Science and the GenForward Survey at the University of Chicago. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University in June of 2020. My work is featured in Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, the Washington Post, and GenForward’s Race and Place: Young Adults and the Future of Chicago. I study how local-level institutions, especially schools and neighborhoods, act as microcosms of democracy. I find that these institutions can simultaneously serve as sites that exacerbate existing racial inequalities while also holding the potential to foster agency and equal political voice. I investigate these roles and their effects on political participation by leveraging multiple methodological approaches, including experiments, survey data, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and archival research.

Subfield(s): American Politics; civic education, political behavior, race and ethnicity, critical pedagogy, local knowledge, grassroots political action of marginalized groups

Dissertation: Educating for Empowerment: Race, Socialization, and Reimagining Civic Education (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Burch, Traci R; Cathy J. Cohen;

Current: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, Department of Political Science and GenForward

Placement: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, Department of Political Science and GenForward

Nelsen, Matthew D.
2020University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Scholar
American PoliticsN
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @cgnguyen_online  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Economic Insecurity and Political Attitudes, Affect and Emotion, Populism and Responsibility Attribution, Social Policy, Experimental and Mixed Methods

Dissertation: Feeling Vulnerable? Affect, Appraisal, and Trust in Times of Economic Insecurity (Ebscohost)

Committee: Seawright, Jason W (Chair); Behrens, Martin; Mahoney, James L

Current: Assistant Professor, Freie Universitat Berlin, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, German Politics

Placement: Wirtschafts und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut

Nguyen, Christoph Giang
2014Freie Universitat Berlin
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsN
LinkedIn

Biography: Social entrepreneur Dr. Maavi Norman, the founder of IRIS International Consulting, bridges the gap by encouraging foreign investment in Africa, while supporting “deep local impact.” Through his affiliation as a mentor with the White House Young African Leaders Initiative, Norman has helped guide a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in Africa. For him, it all comes down to this: “Stay laser-focused on solutions but evaluate a myriad of ideas for achieving them. Be open to readjusting, recalibrating and re-launching.”

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, International Relations; NaN

Dissertation: The Leadership Factor and the Quest to Reform the African State (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Riedl, Rachel Beatty; Roberts, Andrew L

Current: Founder, Iris International

Placement: Research Coordinator, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)

Norman, Maavi A.
2015Iris International
Founder
International Relations, Comparative PoliticsN
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @sally_nuamah  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Sally A. Nuamah is an assistant professor of Urban Politics in Human Development, Social Policy and Political Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University. She completed her Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. While at Northwestern, she became the first Excellence Through Diversity Predoctoral Fellow in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduating with her Ph.D., she was named a Values and Public Policy Fellow at Princeton University and a Women and Public Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Between 2018 and 2019, she worked as an assistant professor at the Sanford School of Social Policy at Duke University. Professor Nuamah’s research sits at the intersections of race, gender, education policy, and political behavior. In particular, she uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the political consequences of public policies across the United States as well as in Ghana and South Africa. Her dissertation, and recently completed book manuscript, examines the political effects of mass public school closure on low-income African Americans. Professor Nuamah’s first book, How Girls Achieve (2019), looks across race and gender and illuminates the unequal costs—school closure, sexual harassment, punishment—that poor black girls in the United States, Ghana and South Africa bear while striving to achieve. It then investigates the specific role of schools to combat these abuses and act as conduits of democratic equity.

Subfield(s): American Politics; race, gender, education policy, and political behavior

Dissertation: The Political Consequences of Education Reform: How School Closures Shape Citizens (Ebscohost)

Committee: Rogers, Reuel R (Chair); Burch, Traci R; Tillery, Alvin Bernard

Current: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy

Placement: Program Fellow, Women and Public Policy, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Nuamah, Sally Afia
2016Northwestern University
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
American PoliticsN
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @RebeccaJOliver7  |  Academia.edu

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Negotiating differences: Developments in wage inequality in Italy, Sweden and across advanced industrial democracies (Ebscohost)

Committee: Thelen, Kathy A (Chair); Swenson, Peter A; Leslie McCall

Current: Assistant Professor, Allegheny College, Department of Political Science

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)

Oliver, Rebecca
2006Allegheny College
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsO
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @juancolmeda  |  Academia.edu

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; State governments, Comparative government, Politics and government, Latin America, Public administration, Comparative Federalism, Public Administration, Subnational Policy, Policy in Latin America, Analysis of good practices in social protection policies for women against COVID-19 in Mexico, Opportunities, needs of young women and education

Dissertation: (Dis)united They Stand? The Politics of Governors' Coalition Building in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Calvo, Ernesto; Roberts, Andrew L

Current: Assistant Professor, College of Mexico, Centro de Estudios Internacionales

Placement: Profesor de Asignatura, ITAM, Departamento de Ciencia Política

Olmeda, Juan Cruz
2013College of Mexico
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsO
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @OnomaAto  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Ato Kwamena Onoma is a program officer at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Ato Kwamena Onoma's research focuses on mobility, identity, belonging and inter communal relations in Africa. He has conducted field research in many countries in West, East and Southern Africa. He is the author of The Politics of Property Rights Institutions in Africa (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Anti-refugee Violence and African Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). He works in both English and French and has intermediate competence in Portuguese.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; property rights, identity politics, human rights, forced migration, institutional reform and political economic reform in Africa

Dissertation: 0 (Ebscohost)

Committee: NaN (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Senior Program Officer, Researcher, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

Placement: Post-doctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Onoma, Ato Kwamena
2006Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Senior Program Officer, Researcher
Comparative PoliticsO
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: Mona Oraby’s research sits at the intersection of administrative law, religion, and politics, and focuses on group formation, membership, and belonging. She is currently Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. In Fall 2021, she joins Howard University as Assistant Professor of Political Science. Oraby was previously the Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Law, Society, and Culture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University.

Subfield(s): NaN; law, religion, and politics with a focus on the legal regulation of religious difference

Dissertation: Reading Wittgenstein in Politics: Normativity, Judgment, and Political Pedagogy (Ebscohost)

Committee: Farr, James Fulton (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Gunnell, John G

Current: Assistant Professor, Howard University, Political Science

Placement: Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Center for Law, Society, and Culture

Oraby, Mona
2017Howard University
Assistant Professor
International RelationsO
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @silvia_otero85  |  Academia.edu

Biography: I am an assistant professor in the School of International, Political, and Urban Studies at Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia. In the past few years I have been working on several projects. Rebel Roads (with Simón Uribe and Isabel Peñaranda) asks about the hundreds of roads that former rebel group FARC built or sponsored in its areas of operation; Divergent Urban Inequalities, which asks about the causes of divergent trajectories of income inequality in four Colombian cities; and Subnational Policies for the Containment of Covid-19 in Latin America, as part of the Observatory for the Containment of Covid-19 in the Americas of University of Miami.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; governance, clientelism, politics of transport infrastructure and sexual violence in wartime

Dissertation: When the State Minds the Gap The Politics of Subnational Inequality in Latin America (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Arjona, Ana Maria; Gibson, Edward L

Current: Assistant Professor, Universidad de Rosario, Political Science, Government and International Relations

Placement: Assistant Professor, Universidad de Rosario, Political Science, Government and International Relations

Otero-Bahamon, Silvia
2016Universidad de Rosario
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsO
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @DavidPeytonJr  |  LinkedIn

Biography: David Peyton is a Donald R. Beall Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He will begin work in the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. Treasury Department in the fall of 2021.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics, International Relations; Africa

Dissertation: Property Security in the Midst of Insecurity: Wealth Defense, Violence, and Institutional Stasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Gans-Morse, Jordan Luc; Riedl, Rachel Beatty; Toender, Lars (

Current: Donald R. Beall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control

Placement: Donald R. Beall Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense Analysis

Peyton Jr., David
2021U.S. Treasury Department
Donald R. Beall Postdoctoral Fellow
Comparative Politics, International RelationsP
Professional Website  |  Personal Website

Biography: I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans. I first joined Tulane as a Professor of Practice in 2013, with a joint appointment in Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies (GESS), and have also served as the Program Director for GESS. I received my PhD in Political Science in 2013 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and have an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. ​ My research and teaching interests include democratic theory, feminist and gender studies, empire and colonial politics, and American political thought.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Democratic theory, feminist and postcolonial studies, and American political thought

Dissertation: Contesting the Liberal Paradigm: The Case of John Stuart Mill (Ebscohost)

Committee: Dietz, Mary Golden (Chair); Beaumont, Elizabeth; Farr, James Fulton; Houdart, Soph

Current: Assistant Professor, Tulane University, Department of Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Placement: Professor of Practice, Tulane University, Department of Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Philips, Menaka
2013Tulane University
Assistant Professor
P
LinkedIn

Biography: Tri-lingual (English, Russian, French) professional with long experience working with the Finance and Culture sectors and with International Organizations. Focused on sustainable development in the digital age.

Subfield(s): International Relations; International Relations, International Organizations

Dissertation: Building the World Heritage List at UNESCO: A Socio-political Approach to International Relations within a World Organization (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Chiapello, Eve; Griswold, Wendy ;

Current: Wealth Management, BNP Paribas

Placement: Wealth Management, BNP Paribas

Poddubnykh, Tatiana
2017BNP Paribas
Wealth Management
International RelationsP
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Lieutenant Colonel Michael Povilus is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 195, Chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies, and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL. He is responsible for recruiting, training, and commissioning all AFROTC cadets at IIT and cadets from over 10 other "cross-town" universities in the greater Chicago area.

Subfield(s): International Relations

Dissertation: Russian Grand Strategy: Cultivating National Will and Military Modernization (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Henke, Marina Elisabeth Philippina; Gans-Morse, Jordan Luc

Current: Professor of Aerospace Studies, AF ROTC Chicagoland

Placement: Professor of Aerospace Studies, AF ROTC Chicagoland

Povilus, Michael William
2020AF ROTC Chicagoland
Professor of Aerospace Studies
International RelationsP
LinkedIn

Biography: Policy researcher with 10 years of experience in evidence-based policy analysis and program development. Lead quantitative and qualitative research projects, program evaluations and policy proposals to support decision-making in public sector, focusing on higher education, and equity and diversity research.

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Administrative responsiveness to public opinion (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Senior Projects Officer, University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life

Placement: Post-doctoral Fellow , University of Toronto, Canada

Rabinovich, Julia
2008University of Toronto
Senior Projects Officer
American PoliticsR
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @fragazzi  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Francesco Ragazzi is Associate Professor in International Relations. He obtained his PhD in political science from Sciences Po (Paris) and Northwestern University (Chicago). Prior to his appointment at Leiden University, he was a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London (2008-2009). His research interests include critical approaches to diaspora politics, migration, citizenship, and security in International Relations. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Cultures & Conflits and is a founding member of the c.a.s.e. collective. His current research project—‘Security and the Politics of Belonging: Homegrown terrorism, counter-radicalization and the “end” of multiculturalism?’—explores the effects of security practices on contemporary meanings of community. PhD supervision

Subfield(s): International Relations; Counterterrorism, Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, Ethnic and Racial Diversity, Global Security, International Relations, Radicalisation, Terrorism

Dissertation: When governments say Diaspora: Transnational practices of citizenship, nationalism and sovereignty in Croatia and former Yugoslavia (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Hanchard, Michael G; Huysmans, Jozef P.A.

Current: Associate Professor, Leiden University, Institute of Political Science, Institute of Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Leiden University, Institute of Political Science

Ragazzi, Francesco Paolo
2010Leiden University
Associate Professor
International RelationsR

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): Political Theory; NaN

Dissertation: Mimesis in Thomas Hobbes's “Leviathan” (1651): The theater of the modern commonwealth (Ebscohost)

Committee: Monoson-Berns, Susan Sara (Chair); Fenves, Peter D.; Toender, Lars

Current: Broker Associate, ERA Fleisher Real Estate

Placement: Asistente Ejecutiva de Eventos, Gecamin

Reagan, Laura S.
2010ERA Fleisher Real Estate
Broker Associate
Political TheoryR
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Richardt, Nicole
2007University of Utah
Assistant Professor
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Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @JRob617

Biography: I am an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University. I was previously a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Institut for Statskundskab (Department of Political Science) at Aarhus University. My current research focuses on the interaction between elite communications, particularly from party elites, and public opinion formation, elite accountability, and citizen competence. I am also a member of the PERSOS (Perceptions of Social Stratification and Voting) research group at Aarhus, which focuses on the relationship between social class and voting behavior in Denmark and the United States.

Subfield(s): American Politics, Methods; elite communications, party elites, public opinion formation, elite accountability, and citizen competence

Dissertation: Why Politics? Understanding the Motives Behind Political Interest (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Burch, Traci R; Page, Benjamin I

Current: Assistant Professor, Universiteit Leiden, Institute of Political Science

Placement: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Aarhus University, Department of Political Science and Government

Robison, Joshua Andrew
2014Universiteit Leiden
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsR
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @jake_rothschild  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Jake recently completed his PhD in political science at Northwestern University, where he honed his skills as a researcher of public opinion and political behavior. His methodological toolkit includes survey design, experimental techniques, and the analysis of textual data. Jake has published research on voting, partisanship, and the social dimensions of political attitudes. This work has appeared in academic journals such as Political Behavior and Politics, Groups, and Identities and has been featured in outlets like the LSE Blog on United States Politics and Policy. While at Northwestern, Jake served as the Director of Academic Support Services, and later the Interim Director of Operations for the Northwestern Prison Education Program.

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Elites and Identities: The Interactive Effects of Top-Down Cues and and Group Memberships on Political Attitudes (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Rogers, Reuel R; Merseth Cook, Julianne Lee

Current: Senior Data Scientist, Reality Check Insights

Placement: Senior Data Scientist, Reality Check Insights

Rossello, Diego Hernan
2011Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Senior Data Scientist
Political TheoryR
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @jake_rothschild  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Jake recently completed his PhD in political science at Northwestern University, where he honed his skills as a researcher of public opinion and political behavior. His methodological toolkit includes survey design, experimental techniques, and the analysis of textual data. Jake has published research on voting, partisanship, and the social dimensions of political attitudes. This work has appeared in academic journals such as Political Behavior and Politics, Groups, and Identities and has been featured in outlets like the LSE Blog on United States Politics and Policy. While at Northwestern, Jake served as the Director of Academic Support Services, and later the Interim Director of Operations for the Northwestern Prison Education Program.

Subfield(s): American Politics

Dissertation: Elites and Identities: The Interactive Effects of Top-Down Cues and and Group Memberships on Political Attitudes (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Rogers, Reuel R; Merseth Cook, Julianne Lee

Current: Senior Data Scientist, Reality Check Insights

Placement: Senior Data Scientist, Reality Check Insights

Rothschild, Jacob Edward
2020Reality Check Insights
Senior Data Scientist
American PoliticsR
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @bjrottinghaus

Biography: Brandon Rottinghaus holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.  His teaching and research interests include the presidency and Texas politics.  His work on these subjects has appeared in several books and dozens of academic journals and edited volumes.  Most recently he is author of the book Inside Texas Politics (Oxford University Press).  He is also the co-founding designer of the Presidential Proclamations Project at the University of Houston, an online resource documenting presidential use of unilateral powers through executive proclamation.  He has provided commentary on national (New York Times, Washington Post, Politico) and Texas politics (Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Texas Tribune, Tyler Morning Telegraph, El Paso Times, San Antonio News Express, Lubbock Avalanche Journal) in hundreds of media outlets and is the co-host of Political Perspectives, a digital series on Houston Public Media and Monday Morning Politics on Houston’s Fox 26.

Subfield(s): American Politics; Presidency (leadership, nominations) Texas politics Public opinion Political communication Executive-legislative relations Political scandal

Dissertation: Measure of the Mind of the Public: Patterns of Presidential Rhetoric and Public Opinion from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Chong, Dennis; Brandice Canes-Wrone

Current: Professor, University of Houston, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Idaho

Rottinghaus, Brandon J
2005University of Houston
Professor
American PoliticsR
 Personal Website  |  Twitter: @mcsardo  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Michael Christopher Sardo is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in the history of political thought, contemporary democratic theory, and environmental political theory. He is currently a Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College where he teaches courses on political theory, environmental political theory, and American politics.

Subfield(s): Political theory; political theory, environmental political theory, and American politics, politics of responsibility

Dissertation: From Personal to Political Responsibility: Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Anticipatory Responsibility (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Chiapello, Eve; Griswold, Wendy

Current:  History Teacher, TVT Community Day Upper School

Placement: Lecturer, University of California, Irvine

Sardo, Michael Christopher
2017TVT Community Day Upper School
History Teacher
Political TheoryS
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Lee Seymour is an associate professor at the Université de Montréal and member of the CÉRIUM — Centre d’études et de recherches internationales and of the CEPSI — Centre d’études sur la paix et la sécurité internationale. His research interests include civil wars, international security and violence in politics. He has published in several academic journals, including Journal of Peace Research, International Security, European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Critical African Studies, Perspectives on Politics and International Peacekeeping. He is currently leading a research project on the politics of foreign military training in fragile states, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Department of National Defence.

Subfield(s): NaN; Political violence Civil wars Security, international Independance, self determination Armed Conflicts Ethnic conflict Somalia South Sudan

Dissertation: Pathways to secession: The institutional effects of separatist violence (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Hurd, Ian F; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Associate Profesor (untenured), Universite de Montreal

Placement: Doctoral Research and Chateaubriand Fellow, Sciences Po Paris

Seymour, Lee Joseph Marshall
2008Universite de Montreal
Associate Profesor (untenured)
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Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @RShafranek  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I earned my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, specializing in American politics and quantitative methods. I apply theories of social psychology to understand American political attitudes and behavior. I draw on survey and laboratory experiments, field experiments, and large-n data obtained from online sources to advance my research agenda. As HIT’s data scientist, Richard oversees the data pipeline for quantitative research projects: he develops compelling data visualizations and interactive dashboards, automates data processing procedures to allow survey research projects to be executed at speed and scale, conducts rigorous statistical analyses, and brings to bear innovative research methods to access and understand the hardest-to-react voters.

Subfield(s): American Politics, Methods; American political behavior and quantitative research methodology, applied theories of social psychology and drew on surveys, field experiments, and large-n digital trace data to advance our understanding of partisanship and polarization in American politics

Dissertation: Spillover: Partisan Conflict in Nonpolitical Settings (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Bullock, John George; Yong, Laurel Harbridge

Current: Data Scientist, HIT Strategies

Placement: Data Scientist, HIT Strategies

Shafranek, Richard Michael
2020HIT Strategies
Data Scientist
American PoliticsS
Twitter: @circa1831  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: An Economic Interest Theory of Congressional Budget Process Reform (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Galvin, Daniel J; Yong, Laurel Harbridge

Current: Organizer, Justice is Global

Placement: Consultant, Oxfam America

Shan, Sandy (Wangqing)
2019Justice is Global
Organizer
American PoliticsS
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @ShanksTorrey

Biography: Torrey Shanks is Associate Professor of Political Science specializing in political theory. She is broadly interested in the history of political thought, feminist theory, and language and politics, with particular expertise in early modern political thought and rhetoric. Her current research project, entitled “Improperty,” investigates invocations of property in political action and theory, supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight grant (2019-2022). She is the author of Authority Figures: Rhetoric and Experience in John Locke’s Political Thought (2014).

Subfield(s): Political Theory; history of political thought, feminist theory, and language and politics, with particular expertise in early modern political thought and rhetoric

Dissertation: Political imagination in the thought of John Locke (Ebscohost)

Committee: Zerilli, Linda (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Political Science

Placement: Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Political Science

Shanks, Torrey J.
2006University of Toronto, Scarborough
Associate Professor
Political TheoryS
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: A social science scholar & mgmt. consultant with excellent data analytical skills, passionated about the technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Political Economy

Dissertation: Government, Capital, and Labor: The Political Economy of e-Commerce Development in China (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurst, William James (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Winters, Jeffrey A

Current: Associate Consultant (PhD Analyst), L.E.K. Consulting

Placement: Associate Consultant (PhD Analyst), L.E.K. Consulting

Shao, Ella (Yixue)
2020L.E.K. Consulting
Associate Consultant (PhD Analyst)
Comparative PoliticsS
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @arimshaw  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Ari Shaw, Ph.D. is a researcher-practitioner with fifteen years of experience in policy, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors focused on human rights, international law, and LGBTQ politics. He has demonstrated leadership in multi-site project management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and strategic partnership building between academic and nonprofit institutions. He has research and fieldwork experience in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Asia. His writing has appeared or been cited in The Washington Post Monkey Cage, World Politics Review, Global Post/PRI, and El Espectador, among other publications.

Subfield(s): International Relations; international human rights, LGBTI politics, and U.S. foreign policy

Dissertation: Claiming international rights: Tactical forms of human rights mobilization in Colombia and Kenya (Ebscohost)

Committee: Alter-Hanson, Karen (Chair); Riedl, Rachel Beatty; Winters, Jeffrey A

Current: University of California, Los Angeles, Williams Institute, School of Law

Placement: Research Consultant, Academie Diplomatique Internationale

Shaw, Ari Matthew
2015Williams Institute, School of Law
University of California, Los Angeles
International RelationsS
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Siame, Chisanga
2004NaN
NaN
S
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Kimberly Sims was named the Lloyd George Sealy Fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, as well as a Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Fellow for 2007-2008.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Judges Without Borders? Transnational Networks of Anti-Corruption Prosecuting Judges in Europe (Ebscohost)

Committee: Loriaux, Michael M (Chair); Alter-Hanson, Karen; Reno, William S

Current: University Director, The City University of New York (CUNY), Global Education and Initiative

Placement: Director of Liaison Office New York, UAS7

Sims-Holland, Kimberly M.
2011The City University of New York (CUNY)
University Director
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Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @skeafftheory

Biography: Chris aims to provide a therapeutic setting where clients feel safe, supported, and invited to explore what matters most to them. His areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and life transitions, with a particular expertise in academic-related challenges. Chris earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a certificate in the Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought from the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. He holds doctoral and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science from Northwestern University and the University of Toronto, respectively.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; NaN

Dissertation: The politics of expression in Spinoza (Ebscohost)

Committee: Monoson-Berns, Susan Sara (Chair); Honig, Bonnie H; Toender, Lars

Current: Psychotherapist, LSW, Ambre Associates

Placement: Graduaate Student, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought

Skeaff, Christopher D.
2009Ambre Associates
Psychotherapist, LSW
Political TheoryS
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Smith, Jinney Sue
2006NaN
NaN
S
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): International Relations; Transnational Relations, International Civil Societies and NGOs, Policy Making in the EU, Political Violence, Economic Statecraft and International Relations, Eurasian Integration: New Silk Road, Transnational Governance

Dissertation: Consciousness or co -optation: Ethnic political power and movement outcomes in Ecuador and Australia (Ebscohost)

Committee: Swenson, Peter A (Chair); Chong, Dennis; Morris, Aldon D.

Current: Professor, Jacobs University, Bremem International Graduate School of Social Science

Placement: Lecturer, University of Heidelberg, Institute for Political Science

Smith Stegen, Karen Dawn
2008Jacobs University
Professor
International RelationsS
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @sniderjh  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): American Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Low -visibility politics: How local TV broadcasters exercise political power (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: President, iSolon.org

Placement: Fellow and Research Director, New America Foundation

Snider, James H.
2004iSolon.org
President
American PoliticsS
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @swatisrivast  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Global Politics at Humboldt State University and a Andrew Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies doctoral fellow. I broadly research private actors in global governance. I have three ongoing interests. One is how sovereign power is expressed through nonstate actors such as security contractors, business associations, and NGOs. My second project explores the global politics of Big Tech. Finally, I also theorize relational approaches like constructivism and new kinds of responsibility.

Subfield(s): International Relations; hybrid public and private relations produce power in global politics

Dissertation: Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics (Ebscohost)

Committee: Hurd, Ian F (Chair); Carruthers, Bruce Greenhow; Dietz, Mary Golden; Shih, Victor C

Current: Assistant Professor , Purdue University, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Humbolt University, Global Politics

Srivastava, Swati
2017Purdue University
Assistant Professor
International RelationsS
Professional Website

Biography: David A. Steinberg is an associate professor of international political economy. His research focuses on the politics of international money and finance. His book, Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World (Cornell University Press, 2015), was awarded the Peter Katzenstein Book Prize and received an Honorable Mention for the American Political Science Association’s William H. Riker Book Award.

Subfield(s): NaN; International Political Economy

Dissertation: The politics of exchange rate valuation in developing countries (Ebscohost)

Committee: Spruyt, Hendrik (Chair); Sartori, Anne Elizabeth; Schneider, Ben Ross

Current: Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, International Political Economy

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Browne Center for International Politics

Steinberg, David A
2010Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor
S
Professional Website  |  Twitter: @jujuchi

Biography: Associate Professor in the area of ​​Comparative Politics. Doctor (Ph.D.) in Political Science from Northwestern University, United States, with the dissertation entitled "Parties and Party Competition across the Territory: Stability and Change in Federalized Party Systems". She obtained her BA in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and her Master's from Northwestern University. Her areas of expertise are political and government institutions, federalism and sub-national politics, political parties, women's representation, and electoral systems.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; political and government institutions, federalism and subnational politics, political parties, women's representation and electoral systems

Dissertation: Parties and Party Systems across Territory: Stability and Change in Federalized Party Systems (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Roberts, Andrew L; Seawright, Jason W

Current: Associate Professor, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Political Science Institute, Department of Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Political Science Institute

Suárez-Cao, Julieta
2012Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsS
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @sunx32  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am Senior Lecturer in Chinese and East Asian Business at the Lau China Institute and King's Business School at King's College London. My research and teaching focus on the political economy and business of China. I am also interested in authoritarian politics, political economy of development, public opinion, and research methodology. My current research project examines how Chinese political elites use land to serve purposes related to their political interests, and how such politicized land-use behavior shapes the development of property-rights institutions and land and real-estate markets.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Economics Politics International development

Dissertation: Essays on Informal Institutions and Land Politics in Contemporary China (Ebscohost)

Committee: Shih, Victor C (Chair); Hurst, William James; Kernell, Georgia Christine; Mahoney, James

Current: Senior Lecturer, King's College London, Chinese Business

Placement: Assistant Professor , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Sun, Xin
2014King's College London
Senior Lecturer
Comparative PoliticsS
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @Mara_Suttmann  |  LinkedIn

Biography: I am an Assistant Professor of American Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College. I research and teach about election laws and administration, political parties and campaigns, and political engagement. I am also the host of the podcast What Voting Means to Me, and an avid distance runner. I am originally from Northern Lower Michigan (Leelanau County!) but lived in Chicago (Go Cubs!) for over 10 years before moving to Connecticut. Prior to earning my PhD from Northwestern University, I studied at DePaul University (BA in Political Science and Islamic World Studies).

Subfield(s): American Politics; election laws and administration, political parties and campaigns, and political engagement

Dissertation: Convenience at a Cost: The Unintended Consequences of Early Voting (Ebscohost)

Committee: Galvin, Daniel J (Chair); Burch, Traci R; Druckman, James N;

Current: Assistant Professor, Connecticut College, Government

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College, Political Science Department (American Politics)

Suttmann-Lea, Mara
2017Connecticut College
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsS
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Swarat served Cal State Fullerton as associate vice president of Extension and International Programs, director of the B.A. in international business program, and director of global outreach focused on developing globally. aware business leaders.

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: In Other Words: A Critique of Modernism in International Relations Discourse from the Perspective of Confucian Tradition (Ebscohost)

Committee: Spruyt, Hendrik (Chair); Loriaux, Michael M (Co-Chair); Hurd, Ian F; Shih, Victor C

Current: Associate Dean, California State University-Fullerton, External Relations

Placement: California State University-Fullerton, Center for International Business

Swarat, Christopher Marc
2011California State University-Fullerton
Associate Dean
S
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Rachel Sweet is assistant professor of politics and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She is a core faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs. She also is a concurrent faculty member in the Department of Political Science. Sweet’s research focuses on armed conflict, governance and state capacity in fragile environments, and the methodology and data of studying civil wars and armed violence. Drawing on four years of research in East and Central Africa, she uses armed groups’ original financial and administrative records and in-depth interviews to generate new understandings of the logic of rebel control and state survival amidst insecurity.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Armed conflict; governance and state capacity in fragile environments; methodology and data of studying civil wars and armed violence

Dissertation: State-Rebel Relations During Civil War: Institutional Change Behind Frontlines (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Riedl, Rachel Beatty;

Current: Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Politics and Global Affairs

Placement: Academy Scholar (Post-Doc), Harvard University , Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Sweet, Rachel Sarah
2017University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor
International RelationsS
Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): NaN; African Security, Neopartrimonialism, Decentralization, and Weak and Failing States

Dissertation: Political Reform and Challenges to Order in Weak States: Center-Periphery Relations in the Sahel (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Arjona, Ana Maria; Caverley, Jonathan D

Current: Lecturer, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Intelligence and National Security Studies

Placement: Assistant Professor, US Air Force Academy, International Programs

Szarke, Daniel Eric
2015University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Lecturer
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Professional Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Self-motivated research analyst with advanced research, writing, and analytical skills developed through Ph.D. training in the social sciences. Master's degree in applied statistics and proficient with a variety of statistical software packages, including R, SAS, and SPSS.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: State Building and Political Regimes: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Liberal Democracy in Latin America (Ebscohost)

Committee: Mahoney, James L (Chair); Gibson, Edward L; Schneider, Ben Ross

Current: Statistician, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bowling Green, Ohio

Placement: Graduate Student, MS Applied Statistics, Bowling Green State University, Applied Statistics

Terrie, Philip Larkin
2014Bureau of Economic Analysis
Statistician
Comparative PoliticsT
Professional Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Anna Terwiel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research lies at the intersection of political theory, feminist theory, and medical humanities. In her book project, Beyond the Prison: The Politics of Abolition, Professor Terwiel examines the resurgence of abolitionist projects in the contemporary United States. Focusing on prisons, she argues that abolition can realize its political commitments to justice, freedom, and equality only if it keeps problematization—the unsettlement of established assumptions—at its core.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political theory, Biopolitics, Feminist political theory, Gender, race, and medicine

Dissertation: Foucault and the Lateral Body Politics of Prison Hunger Strikes (Ebscohost)

Committee: Honig, Bonnie H (Chair); Deutscher, Penelope; Toender, Lars

Current: Assistant Professor, Trinity College-Hartford, Department of Political Science

Placement: Instructor, Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project

Terwiel, Anna Margaret
2015Trinity College-Hartford
Assistant Professor
Political TheoryT
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @aifethompson  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Dr. Thompson’s research examines how threat and anxiety shift attitudes about American democracy. Specifically, he explores how racial demographic changes motivate stronger support for anti-democratic practices among the American public. He shows that partisan considerations are central to understanding how Americans process information about the changing U.S. demographic landscape, and how supportive they are of anti-democratic policies. Ultimately, Dr. Thompson shows that as the country diversifies, democratic considerations and overall support for American democracy are bound to shift dramatically among the mass public.

Subfield(s): American politics, political psychology, public opinion, race and politics, experimental methods

Dissertation: Fear and Loathing in White America: The Effects of Group Threat on Political Attitudes and Perceptions (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Bullock, John George; Rogers, Reuel R; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Assistant Professor George Washington University, Department of Political Science

Placement: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Notre Dame, Political Science Department

Thompson, Andrew Ifedapo
2021George Washington University
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsT
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @dougthomps  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Doug Thompson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. His research and teaching interests include contemporary democratic theory; theory and practice of political representation; history of ancient, Renaissance, and modern political thought; history of American political thought; politics of race; and metro and urban politics. His first book, Montaigne and the Tolerance of Politics, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018. The book situates Montaigne’s Essais within the historical context of the French Wars of Religion to recover a forgotten conception of tolerance as an active capacity and practice of political negotiation with adversaries.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political psychology, political behavior, quantitative methods, race and ethnicity, public opinion

Dissertation: Beyond the Inner Citadel: Skepticism, Realism, and Toleration in Montaigne's “Essais” (Ebscohost)

Committee: Honig, Bonnie H (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; Farr, James Fulton

Current: Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Editor, Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy

Thompson, Douglas Ian
2012University of South Carolina
Associate Professor
Political TheoryT
Twitter: @lena_trabucco  |  LinkedIn

Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): International Relations, Methods; international law and international security, laws of war in international politics

Dissertation: Judges on the Battlefield? Judicial Observer Effects in US and UK National Security Policies (Ebscohost)

Committee: Alter-Hanson, Karen (Chair); Mikael Rask Madsen; Hurd, Ian F;

Current: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Copenhagen, Centre for Military Studies

Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Copenhagen, Centre for Military Studies

Trabucco, Meghan Faye Lena "M. Lena"
2020University of Copenhagen
Postdoctoral Researcher
International RelationsT
Personal Website  |  Twitter: @poliscipunk  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Pollster covering public opinion, social movements and elections across Asia. Punk Rocker, Kpopper, Scrambler Rambler, Knowledge Dropper, Coffee Monster

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Not Just Nationalism: Values and Goals in South Korean Public Opinion (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); Druckman, James N; Winters, Jeffrey A

Current: Foreign Affairs Research Analyst, U.S. Department of State

Placement: Professional Lecturer, George Washington University, Educational Leadership

Tully, David Gannon
2012U.S. Department of State
Foreign Affairs Research Analyst
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Professional Website  |  Academia.edu  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Valdes’ research focuses on a phenomenon called private politics, or the targeting of private corporations to accomplish political goals. She broadly studies the interaction between government and private companies, as well as how individual actors can influence the political decisions of both entities. One of her recent projects includes an article forthcoming at the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. In this article, she used a survey experiment with a large sample of state legislators to explore how they react when a constituent threatens to boycott businesses. Her results suggest that private politics can actually undermine representation, as legislators become less likely to take policy action if they believe policy is being made in the marketplace. In her current position as a postdoctoral fellow, Valdes plans to extend her work to explore the impact of regulatory threat on a firm’s policies, examining firm’s reactions to changes to in the minimum wage law. Specifically, she looks at states where at minimum wage laws either passed or at least came up for a vote, and compare that timing to press releases announcing wage hikes. Altogether, my research aims to show how studying public policy requires an understanding of both the public and the private domains.

Subfield(s): American Politics

Dissertation: Private Targets, Public Outcomes: An Examination of Individual-Level Participation in Private Politics and Its Interaction with Public Politics (Ebscohost)

Committee: Druckman, James N (Chair); Yong, Laurel Harbridge; Page, Benjamin I;

Current: Assistant Professor, Indiana State University

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Lake Forest College, Politics

Valdes, Julia Christine
2017Indiana State University
Assistant Professor
American PoliticsV
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  LinkedIn

Biography: Dr. Christa van Wijnbergen studied Public Administration as an undergraduate at Leiden University but moved abroad to pursue graduate studies. She did a Master's at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and obtained a doctorate in Political Science at Northwestern University (Evanston, USA). She then taught at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and spent a year as a postdoc at Harvard's Center for European Studies before returning to Europe to become a research fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics. Christa finally made it back to the Netherlands a few years ago, first settling as an independent policy researcher before returning to academia. She sought out the liberal arts and science programmes being pioneered at University Colleges in the Netherlands for their promise of being able to teach courses beyond disciplinary boundaries to an eclectic and motivated student body. As a relatively young and growing programme, Erasmus University College offered the opportunity to think deeply about and contribute to curriculum development, together with a wonderfully diverse and dedicated group of colleagues.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative & International Political Economy and European Union Politics, and include topics such as Varieties of Capitalism, Comparative Welfare States and Educational Reforms

Dissertation: Imposing consensus: State steering of welfare and labor market reforms in continental Europe (Ebscohost)

Committee: Thelen, Kathy A (Chair); Wallerstein, Michael J; Swenson, Peter A;

Current: Department Head, Senior Lecturer, Erasmus University College, Economics and Business, Netherlands

Placement: Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

van Wijnbergen, Christina "Christa"
2002Erasmus University College
Department Head, Senior Lecturer
Comparative Politicsv
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Biography: Salvador is a CONACyT professor. His research and professional experience are focused on the study of public opinion and the political behavior of Mexicans. He is a doctor and teacher in political science, and a teacher in mathematics applied to the social sciences, from Northwestern University. He has conducted research on the patterns of accusations of electoral fraud in Mexico and its effect on public opinion and on the culture and political behavior of Mexicans. In addition, he worked as a researcher for fees at the UNAM Institute of Legal Research, where he collaborated in social surveys such as the first National Discrimination Survey. He has given classes on public opinion and political psychology, on quantitative methodology and on United States politics at UNAM, at the Universidad Iberoamericana and at Northwestern. Before joining the LNPP, he worked designing and analyzing surveys at the Office of the President of the Republic, in Buendía & Laredo, and as an independent consultant.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Elections as Issues: Patterns and Incentives of Accusations of Fraud in Mexico (Ebscohost)

Committee: Gibson, Edward L (Chair); Druckman, James N (Co-Chair); Druckman, James N; Gibson, Edward L; Massardier, Gilles

Current: Conacyt Research Professor, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE-MX), National Laboratory of Public Policy

Placement: Lecturer, Universidad Iberoamericana

Vazquez del Mercado, Salvador
2013Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE-MX)
Conacyt Research Professor
Comparative PoliticsV
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Biography: Martin is a specialist in natural resource development and member of the Special Group on Mining, Geothermal Energy and Hydrocarbons of the Infrastructure and Energy Department at the IDB. He is currently based in Santiago, Chile, and is responsible for coordinating and supervising projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Since joining the Bank in 2013, he supports countries in strengthening the quality of governance in the mining and energy sector and optimizing benefits and mitigating risks and negative impacts associated with the extractive industries. Prior to joining the IDB, he worked as a researcher at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP) and as a consultant on risk and industrial safety issues. He has published extensively on the governance of the extractive sector and natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Institut d´Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP-Sciences Po) and Northwestern University with a specialization in international environmental policies and water management; a Masters in Comparative Politics, specializing in Latin America (IEP-Sciences Po); and a BA in Political Science from the University of San Andres (Argentina).

Subfield(s): NaN; NaN

Dissertation: Explaining the Emergence of Transboundary Groundwater Management: The Cases of Guaraní Aquifer System, the Hueco and Mesilla Bolsón Aquifers, and the Génévois Aquifer (Ebscohost)

Committee: Spruyt, Hendrik (Chair); Balme, Richard; Loriaux, Michael M ;

Current: Sector Specialist, Extraction, Inter-American Development Bank, Infrastructure and Energy

Placement: Inter-American Development Bank, Strengthening Governance in the Extractive Sector

Walter, Martin
2013Inter-American Development Bank
Sector Specialist, Extraction
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Biography: Dr. Weber’s expertise includes modern and contemporary political theory, with a particular focus on language, discourse and argumentation in political thinking. Her area of specialization is the influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein and other language philosophers on political understanding and judgment. She teaches a variety of political theory courses. She is currently working on a monograph about the role of teaching and learning in Wittgenstein’s biography and later work – and the implications for understanding our capacity to make meaning as well as judgments about meaning. In collaboration with renowned contemporary artist Paul Chan, she has contributed a critical introduction to a new edition of Wittgenstein’s Wörterbuch für Volksschulen [Dictionary for Elementary Schools] which will appear in November 2020.

Subfield(s): Political Theory; Political Pedagogy, Language & Politics, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Social Inquiry,History of Political Thought, Contemporary Democratic Theory, Philosophy of Language

Dissertation: Reading Wittgenstein in Politics: Normativity, Judgment, and Political Pedagogy (Ebscohost)

Committee: Farr, James Fulton (Chair); Dietz, Mary Golden; John G. Gunnell

Current: Assistant Professor, College of Wooster, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Wooster, Political Science

Weber, Désirée
2016College of Wooster
Assistant Professor
Political TheoryW
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Biography: I am a professor at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University. My research interests include U.S. domestic politics (especially Congress and public opinion), Chinese foreign policy, and U.S.-China relations.

Subfield(s): International Relations; American politics, China-U.S. relations, and Chinese foreign policy

Dissertation: China Policy on Capitol Hill: An Analysis of Trade, Taiwan, and Human Rights (Ebscohost)

Committee: Page, Benjamin I (Chair); NaN; NaN

Current: Professor/ Associate Dean at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, School of International Relations and Diplomacy, School of English and International Studies

Placement: Professor/ Associate Dean at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, School of International Relations and Diplomacy

Xie, Tao
2007Beijing Foreign Studies University
Professor/ Associate Dean at the School of English and International Studies
International RelationsX
Professional Website  |  Personal Website  |  Twitter: @ArielZellman  |  Academia.edu

Biography: Ariel Zellman (Ph.D.) is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University. After completing his Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University (2012), he received a post-doctoral fellowship at New York University's Taub Center for Israeli Studies in 2012-13. From 2013-2015, he was a post-doctoral fellow at both the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He joined the Political Studies Department at Bar Ilan in 2015. His research focuses on linkages between narratives of national identity and international territorial conflict protraction in the Middle East and former Yugoslavia with a methodological focus on comparative historical analysis and survey experimentation.

Subfield(s): International Relations; Comparative Politics; NaN

Dissertation: Security or Identity? Narratives of State and Nation in International Territorial Conflict Protraction (Ebscohost)

Committee: Reno, William S (Chair); Seawright, Jason W; Spruyt, Hendrik

Current: Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Bar Ilan University, Political Science

Placement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University, Taub Center for Israel Studies

Zellman, Ariel David
2012Bar Ilan University
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Comparative Politics, International RelationsZ
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Biography: NaN

Subfield(s): NaN; Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Political Economics, Game Theory and Emerging Markets

Dissertation: Foreign Direct Investment Liberalization and the Political Economy of Authoritarianism (Ebscohost)

Committee: Austen-Smith, Michael D (Chair); Sartori, Anne Elizabeth; Shih, Victor C

Current: Director, Equity Quant Trader , UBS

Placement: Citi, Open Market Making & Systematic Trading

Zeng, Kai
2010UBS
Director, Equity Quant Trader
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Biography: Dr. Dong Zhang received his doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in June 2016. He was a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in contemporary Asia at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University (2016-2017). He worked as a consultant of the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He holds bachelor's degrees in public policy and economics, and a master's degree in public policy from Peking University, Beijing. His research interests include political economy of development, authoritarian politics, corruption and governance.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; Comparative Political Economy, Development Economy, Chinese Politics & Economy

Dissertation: State capitalism and the logic of political survival (Ebscohost)

Committee: Shih, Victor C (Chair); Black, Bernard; Gans-Morse, Jordan Luc

Current: Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Political Science

Placement: Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Political Science

Zhang, Dong
2016Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Assistant Professor
Comparative PoliticsZ
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Biography: Qi Zhang is associate professor at the China Center for Economic Studies under the School of Economics at Fudan University. He specializes in the political economy of authoritarianism generally and how elite politics affects policymaking and economic outcomes in China specifically.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; political economy of development, authoritarian politics, corruption and governance

Dissertation: The Communist Revolution and the Political Origin of the Private Economy in China: Evidence from Zhejiang Province (Ebscohost)

Committee: Shih, Victor C (Chair); Mahoney, James L; Reno, William S

Current: Associate Professor, Fudan University, School of Economics, China Center for Economic Studies

Placement: Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, FSI institute for International studies

Zhang, Qi
2010Fudan University
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsZ
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Biography: Jiangnan Zhu is an Associate Professor of Department of Politics and Public Administration. She got bachelor degrees of International Relations and Economics from Peking University, M.S. of Mathematical Models of Social Sciences and Ph. D of Political Science from Northwestern University. Before joining University of Hong Kong, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Zhu’s research interests include comparative political economy in developing and transitional countries, especially Chinese politics, corruption and anticorruption in China, political trust, and media in China.

Subfield(s): Comparative Politics; comparative political economy in developing and transitional countries, especially Chinese politics, corruption and anticorruption in China, political trust, and media in China

Dissertation: Officials' Promotion Likelihood and Regional Variation of Corruption in China (Ebscohost)

Committee: Shih, Victor C (Chair); Austen-Smith, Michael D; Reno, William S

Current: Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong, Department of Politics and Public Administration

Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Political Science

Zhu, Jiangnan
2008University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor
Comparative PoliticsZ
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