Graduate

Preparing students for academic and research careers in political science

Graduate Students

by Subfield


American
Cardona, Aileen Cardona
American Politics, Latino/a Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics, Political Participation
ac854@cornell.edu
Cortez, David Cortez
Political behavior, Latin@ politics, race and ethnicity, social inequality, identity, military service, immigration and public opinion.
dc727@cornell.edu
O’Toole, Thomas
Civic engagement/political participation, religion and politics, The First Amendment, public administration
tjo22@cornell.edu
Pollard, Chad Pollard
Public institutions, Public law, Bureaucracy, and American political development
cmp242@cornell.edu
Radostitz, Casey Radostitz
American politics, Race and Politics, American Political Development, Immigration, Public Opinion, and Political Participation
cjr228@cornell.edu
Salinas, Erica Salinas
American politics, Latino/a politics, race and ethnicity, immigration and public opinion
es852@cornell.edu
Shanks, Delphia Shanks
American Politics, Public Policy, Inequality, Bureaucracy, Public Administration, Policy Feedback
mds296@cornell.edu
SoRelle, Mallory SoRelle
American Politics, Political Participation, Campaigns and Elections, Public Policy
ms2342@cornell.edu
Web Page
Wong, Diane Wong
American politics, Asian American politics, race and ethnicity, urban politics, women of color feminism, and youth activism
dw465@cornell.edu
Comparative
Blings, Steffen Blings
Comparative politics, mass politics in democracies, methods, European integration
sb632@cornell.edu
Braun, Robert Braun
Political violence, Social Movements, Immigration, Western-Europe
rb529@cornell.edu
Web Page
Cairns, Christopher Braun
Chinese Politics (state-owned enterprises, energy politics, environmental politics), information technology and politics, political communication, human rights, mixed methods
cmc467@cornell.edu
De Micheli, David De Micheli
Comparative politics, Latin America, ethnic and identity politics, social movements, collective action, and political and economic development
dad349@cornell.edu
Dettman, Sebastian Dettman
Comparative politics, political parties, elections, and subnational comparative research, with a focus on Southeast Asia
scd92@cornell.edu
Duong, Hoa Hoa
Public Finance; Economic Sociology; Vietnam; Southeast Asia
hhd27@cornell.edu
Elfstrom, Manfred Elfstrom
Comparative politics, China, social movements, labor
ime8@cornell.edu
Esen, Berk Esen
Latin American politics, national-developmentalist ideologies, social movements and democratization, qualitative methods & comparative-historical analysis
be62@cornell.edu
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.
jaf327@cornell.edu
Foley, Kevin Foley
Comparative politics and political economy with a focus on China and Southeast Asia; International relations and international political economy
kpf32@cornell.edu
Fossati, Diego Fossati
Political economy of development, social policy in developing countries. Political science methodology. Southeast Asian politics
df275@cornell.edu
Fu, Lin Fu
Political economy, economic development, inequality, East and Southeast Asia
lf333@cornell.edu
Gallagher, Janice Gallagher
Latin America, Transnational Social Movements & International Law
jkg49@cornell.edu
Gandhi, Triveni Gandhi
South Asia, gender and caste politics, affirmative action, and decentralized governance
tg235@cornell.edu
Giusti-Rodriguez, Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez
Comparative politics, Latin America, social movements, democratization, development, and the informal sector
mg674@cornell.edu
Hern, Erin Hern
Comparative politics, sub-Saharan Africa, gender, foreign aid, state and institutional development, and international development policy
eah228@cornell.edu
Honig, Lauren Honig
Comparative politics with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, land and agricultural politics, state-building, the political economy of development
leh76@cornell.edu
Letsa, Natalie Letsa
African politics, authoritarianism, democratization, public opinion, voting behavior, legitimization
njw57@cornell.edu
Logvinenko, Igor Logvinenko
International Relations (IPE, politics of money, security), Comparative Politics (political economy of development, democratization, authoritarianism)
iol3@cornell.edu
Web Page
Marcesse, Thibaud Thibaud
Ethnicity, political parties, South Asian politics, politics of foreign aid (with a focus on governance and transitions)
tbm43@cornell.edu
Masaki, Takaaki Masaki
African politics, democratization, political institutions, political economy of patronage system, political methodology and macroeconomic policy in Africa
tm427@cornell.edu
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.
am862@cornell.edu
Muppirisetty, Sreedevi Muppirisetty
South Asia; Social movements; Political Parties; Political theory
sm675@cornell.edu
Patana, Pauliina Patana
Political parties, nationalism and far-right politics, voter behavior, political economy, redistribution and social welfare, the EU
ap872@cornell.edu
Plantan, Elizabeth Plantan
Comparative politics, environmental and energy politics, collective action and social movements, with a focus on Russia and China
enp27@cornell.edu
Reyes-Housholder, Catherine Reyes-Housholder
Latin American politics, female presidents, group identities, public policy, mixed methods
cgr46@cornell.edu
Sanchez-Talanquer, Mariano Mariano
State-building and political order, Latin American politics, party systems, and the politics of inequality
ms2728@cornell.edu
Sen, Rumela Sen
Comparative Politics
rs723@cornell.edu
Web Page
Setzer, Harris Setzer
Islam and politics, absolute monarchy, Middle East politics, political theory
fhs45@cornell.edu
Taylor, Whitney Taylor
Conflict, courts, international law and organizations, social movements, human rights
wkt9@cornell.edu
Thaler, Gregory Thaler
Political ecology, political economy of development, collective action and social movements, agrarian politics
gmt45@cornell.edu
Toor, Gaurav Toor
Civil Wars, State-Building, Post-War Reconstruction, Ethnic Politics, Sub-Saharan Africa, Econometrics, Mixed Methods
gst39@cornell.edu
Tran, Van Tran
Comparative politics, with a focus on Southeast Asia
vantran119@gmail.com
Valdez-Tappata, Maria Jimena Valdez-Tappata
Comparative political economy, labor, social movements, political institutions, democracy and inequality, Latin American politics
mjv83@cornell.edu
Velasquez, Simon Velasquez
Latin American politics, Social Movements, Racial & Ethnic politics, and Indigenous Politicization.
st523@cornell.edu
Wilfahrt, Martha Wilfahrt
Political Economy of Development, African Politics, Politics of Social Service Delivery, Informal Institutions, Fiscal Politics
maw299@cornell.edu
International Relations
Acorn, Elizabeth Acorn
International relations and comparative and international private law
ea346@cornell.edu
Allen, Michael Michael
International Relations and Comparative Politics, emphasis on East Asia. International Organizations and Norms, State Identity, Bureaucracy, Chinese Politics
moa32@cornell.edu
Barnes, Mariel Barnes
mjb496@cornell.edu
Browne, Katrina Browne
Territorial Conflict and Territoriality, Foreign Policy of Authoritarian Regimes, and International Bargaining
klb262@cornell.edu
Web Page
Cheney, Amanda Cheney
ajc356@cornell.edu
Cohen, Danielle Cohen
International Relations and Comparative Politics with a focus on East Asia
dfc27@cornell.edu
Comstock, Audrey Comstock
International Relations (International law, international organization, compliance) Comparative (human rights)
alc249@cornell.edu
Web Page
Das, Debak Das
Security and Strategic Studies, Nuclear and Strategic Decisionmaking in South Asia, Ballistic Missile Defence, Nuclear Weapons and Missile Proliferation, Science and Technology in National Security Planning, Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
dd544@cornell.edu
Duan, Hong
hd29@cornell.edu
Hill, Matthew Hill
International political economy, and strategic studies.
mah439@cornell.edu
Kardon, Isaac Isaac
Asian security, Chinese politics
ibk22@cornell.edu
Leutert, Wendy Leutert
International relations, comparative politics, Chinese foreign policy
wl239@cornell.edu
Mastroe, Caitlin Mastroe
Security studies, terrorism studies, human rights, and foreign aid
cem324@cornell.edu
Maxey, Sarah Maxey
Peace operations, ethnic conflict, causes of war, perceptions of security
srm265@cornell.edu
Mos, Martijn Mos
European integration, institutionalism, human rights norms, LGBT issues and identity politics
mm2486@cornell.edu
Oaks, Jason Oaks
International Relations, Comparative Politics, Chinese and East Asian Security, Nationalism
jco58@cornell.edu
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
djp279@cornell.edu
Roblin, Stephen Roblin
U.S. foreign policy, international law, and human rights
sgr52@cornell.edu
Toska, Silvana Toska
International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
st522@cornell.edu
Uriarte, Abigail de Uriarte
International relations theory, state identity the development of international norms, international security, international law
ard235@cornell.edu
Welch, Katherine
Civil Conflict, Insurgency, International Law and Institutions
kewelc2@gmail.com
Weygandt, Nicole Weygandt
International relations, international political economy, energy politics, resource nationalism
nlw39@cornell.edu
CV
Zhang, Youyi Zhang
IR theories, nationalism, Asian security, Chinese foreign policy, political violence, comparative politics, international law
yz749@cornell.edu
Theory
Duong, Kevin Duong
Feminist politics and gender theory; modern social theory; French political thought and intellectual history; democratic theory
ktd24@cornell.edu
Gavin, Aaron
abg89@cornell.edu
Gorup, Michael Gorup
Democratic theory, history of political thought, revolution and constituent power, critical race theory, political violence, American political thought and development
michael.gorup@gmail.com
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
sug3@cornell.edu
Jagmohan, Desmond Jagmohan
dj89@cornell.edu
Jochim, Jordan Jochim
Democratic Theory; American Political Thought; Ancient Political Thought; Aesthetics; Politics and Literature
jdj74@cornell.edu
Konya, Nazli Konya
Continental political philosophy, theories of democracy and citizenship, politics of resistance
nk534@cornell.edu
Pennington, William Pennington
Democratic Theory, Ancient Political Thought, Normative Political Theory, and Rational Choice Theory
wdp45@cornell.edu
Phulwani, Vijay Phulwani
Ancient political thought, pragmatism/pluralism, politics and the narrative arts, contemporary theory, international relations
vmp35@cornell.edu
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
jp935@cornell.edu
Quish, Edward Quish
The history of political thought; democratic theory; American political thought and development; histories of imperialism; politics of food, agriculture, and labor
ejq7@cornell.edu
Sanadhya, Varun Sanadhya
Modern political thought, Democratic theory, Politics and Literature, with a particular reference to India’s political and intellectual history
vs445@cornell.edu
Swanson, Jacob Swanson
Modern and contemporary political thought; continental philosophy; aesthetics; history of political economy; democratic theory
jgs275@cornell.edu
Vasko, Timothy
The international - borders, boundaries, and limits; indigenous struggles and sovereignty; settler colonialism and genocide; (inter)disciplinary politics; history of anthropology; anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial thought; continental philosophy
tbv4@cornell.edu

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