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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
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
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
Comparative Politics, collective violence, ethnic conflict, social movements, mixed methods
rb529@cornell.edu
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
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
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
Thaler, Gregory Thaler
Political ecology, political economy of development, collective action and social movements, agrarian politics
gmt45@cornell.edu
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, sub-Saharan Africa
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
Browne, Katrina Browne
klb262@cornell.edu
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
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
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
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
Taylor, Whitney Taylor
Conflict, courts, international law and organizations, social movements, human rights
wkt9@cornell.edu
Toska, Silvana Toska
International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
st522@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
Bennett, Nolan Bennett
Literature of political theory; Postmodern thought; African American political theory
ndb47@cornell.edu
Web Page
Bridges, Sheila Bridges
Normative political theory; American government and politics, distributive justice, socioeconomic rights, jurisprudence, constitutional law, gender, and feminist theory.
sbb235@cornell.edu
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
Modern and contemporary political theory, continental thought, democratic theory, political identity
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
Contemporary Democratic Theory; Civic Virtue; African-American Political Thought; Continental Philosophy; Literary and Aesthetic Politics
jdj74@cornell.edu
Kemerli, Pınar Kemerli
Political Theory, Religion and Politics, Comparative Political Theory, Secularism, Politics and History of Turkey and the Middle East
pk233@cornell.edu
Web Page
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
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

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