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Graduate Students

by Subfield

Cardona, Aileen Cardona
American Politics, Latino/a Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics, Political Participation
Cortez, David Cortez
Political behavior, Latin@ politics, race and ethnicity, social inequality, identity, military service, immigration and public opinion.
O’Toole, Thomas
Civic engagement/political participation, religion and politics, The First Amendment, public administration
Pollard, Chad Pollard
Public institutions, Public law, Bureaucracy, and American political development
Radostitz, Casey Radostitz
American politics, Race and Politics, American Political Development, Immigration, Public Opinion, and Political Participation
Shanks, Delphia Shanks
American Politics, Public Policy, Inequality, Bureaucracy, Public Administration, Policy Feedback
SoRelle, Mallory SoRelle
American Politics, Political Participation, Campaigns and Elections, Public Policy
Wong, Diane Wong
American politics, Asian American politics, race and ethnicity, urban politics, women of color feminism, and youth activism
Blings, Steffen Blings
Comparative politics, mass politics in democracies, methods, European integration
Braun, Robert Braun
Comparative Politics, collective violence, ethnic conflict, social movements, mixed methods
Cairns, Christopher Braun
Chinese Politics (state-owned enterprises, energy politics, environmental politics), information technology and politics, political communication, human rights, mixed methods
De Micheli, David De Micheli
Comparative politics, Latin America, ethnic and identity politics, social movements, collective action, and political and economic development
Dettman, Sebastian Dettman
Comparative politics, political parties, elections, and subnational comparative research, with a focus on Southeast Asia
Duong, Hoa Hoa
Public Finance; Economic Sociology; Vietnam; Southeast Asia
Elfstrom, Manfred Elfstrom
Comparative politics, China, social movements, labor
Esen, Berk Esen
Latin American politics, national-developmentalist ideologies, social movements and democratization, qualitative methods & comparative-historical analysis
Florence, Joseph Florence
Comparative politics with a focus on the Middle East, political order and disorder, international trade and government finance, natural resource politics, authoritarian regimes, state-society linkages, research methodology, and political theory.
Fossati, Diego Fossati
Political economy of development, social policy in developing countries. Political science methodology. Southeast Asian politics
Fu, Lin Fu
Political economy, economic development, inequality, East and Southeast Asia
Gallagher, Janice Gallagher
Latin America, Transnational Social Movements & International Law
Gandhi, Triveni Gandhi
South Asia, gender and caste politics, affirmative action, and decentralized governance
Giusti-Rodriguez, Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez
Comparative politics, Latin America, social movements, democratization, development, and the informal sector
Hern, Erin Hern
Comparative politics, sub-Saharan Africa, gender, foreign aid, state and institutional development, and international development policy
Honig, Lauren Honig
Comparative politics with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, land and agricultural politics, state-building, the political economy of development
Letsa, Natalie Letsa
African politics, authoritarianism, democratization, public opinion, voting behavior, legitimization
Logvinenko, Igor Logvinenko
International Relations (IPE, politics of money, security), Comparative Politics (political economy of development, democratization, authoritarianism)
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Marcesse, Thibaud Thibaud
Ethnicity, political parties, South Asian politics, politics of foreign aid (with a focus on governance and transitions)
Masaki, Takaaki Masaki
African politics, democratization, political institutions, political economy of patronage system, political methodology and macroeconomic policy in Africa
Matovski, Aleksander Matovski
Comparative Politics (comparative authoritarianism, dynamics of protest and repression, ethnic politics and civil wars), International Relations (international security, external support of democratization processes), and Political Methodology; Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
Muppirisetty, Sreedevi Muppirisetty
South Asia; Social movements; Political Parties; Political theory
Plantan, Elizabeth Plantan
Comparative politics, environmental and energy politics, collective action and social movements, with a focus on Russia and China
Reyes-Housholder, Catherine Reyes-Housholder
Latin American politics, female presidents, group identities, public policy, mixed methods
Sanchez-Talanquer, Mariano Mariano
State-building and political order, Latin American politics, party systems, and the politics of inequality
Sen, Rumela Sen
Comparative Politics
Web Page
Setzer, Harris Setzer
Islam and politics, absolute monarchy, Middle East politics, political theory
Thaler, Gregory Thaler
Political ecology, political economy of development, collective action and social movements, agrarian politics
Valdez-Tappata, Maria Jimena Valdez-Tappata
Comparative political economy, labor, social movements, political institutions, democracy and inequality, Latin American politics
Velasquez, Simon Velasquez
Latin American politics, Social Movements, Racial & Ethnic politics, and Indigenous Politicization.
Wilfahrt, Martha Wilfahrt
Political economy of development, sub-Saharan Africa
International Relations
Acorn, Elizabeth Acorn
International relations and comparative and international private law
Allen, Michael Michael
International Relations and Comparative Politics, emphasis on East Asia. International Organizations and Norms, State Identity, Bureaucracy, Chinese Politics
Browne, Katrina Browne
Cheney, Amanda Cheney
Cohen, Danielle Cohen
International Relations and Comparative Politics with a focus on East Asia
Comstock, Audrey Comstock
International Relations (International law, international organization, compliance) Comparative (human rights)
Web Page
Duan, Hong
Hill, Matthew Hill
International political economy, and strategic studies.
Kardon, Isaac Isaac
Asian security, Chinese politics
Leutert, Wendy Leutert
International relations, comparative politics, Chinese foreign policy
Mastroe, Caitlin Mastroe
Security studies, terrorism studies, human rights, and foreign aid
Maxey, Sarah Maxey
Peace operations, ethnic conflict, causes of war, perceptions of security
Mos, Martijn Mos
European integration, institutionalism, human rights norms, LGBT issues and identity politics
Oaks, Jason Oaks
International Relations, Comparative Politics, Chinese and East Asian Security, Nationalism
Page, Dustin Page
International Relations and Political Economy; with an emphasis in classical political economy and the history of economic ideas; the genealogy of macroeconomic theory; the political discourse and economic practice of globalization and the disciplinary parameters of contemporary international political economy
Roblin, Stephen Roblin
U.S. foreign policy, international law, and human rights
Taylor, Whitney Taylor
Conflict, courts, international law and organizations, social movements, human rights
Toska, Silvana Toska
International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
Welch, Katherine
Civil Conflict, Insurgency, International Law and Institutions
Weygandt, Nicole Weygandt
International relations, international political economy, energy politics, resource nationalism
Zhang, Youyi Zhang
IR theories, nationalism, Asian security, Chinese foreign policy, political violence, comparative politics, international law
Bennett, Nolan Bennett
Literature of political theory; Postmodern thought; African American political theory
Web Page
Bridges, Sheila Bridges
Normative political theory; American government and politics, distributive justice, socioeconomic rights, jurisprudence, constitutional law, gender, and feminist theory.
Duong, Kevin Duong
Feminist politics and gender theory; modern social theory; French political thought and intellectual history; democratic theory
Gavin, Aaron
Gorup, Michael Gorup
Modern and contemporary political theory, continental thought, democratic theory, political identity
Graf, Sinja Graf
Modern Western political theory, international law with a focus on international criminal law, history of international relations and imperialism, theories of global justice
Jagmohan, Desmond Jagmohan
Jochim, Jordan Jochim
Contemporary Democratic Theory; Civic Virtue; African-American Political Thought; Continental Philosophy; Literary and Aesthetic Politics
Kemerli, Pınar Kemerli
Political Theory, Religion and Politics, Comparative Political Theory, Secularism, Politics and History of Turkey and the Middle East
Web Page
Konya, Nazli Konya
Continental political philosophy, theories of democracy and citizenship, politics of resistance
Pennington, William Pennington
Democratic Theory, Ancient Political Thought, Normative Political Theory, and Rational Choice Theory
Phulwani, Vijay Phulwani
Ancient political thought, pragmatism/pluralism, politics and the narrative arts, contemporary theory, international relations
Piotrkowski, Judith Piotrkowski
Modern and contemporary political theory, early American political thought, politics of emotion/affect, biopolitics, feminist theory, totalitarianism, political violence, identity politics, politics of literature
Sanadhya, Varun Sanadhya
Modern political thought, Democratic theory, Politics and Literature, with a particular reference to India’s political and intellectual history

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