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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.
Dichio, Michael Dichio
American political development, public law, judicial politics, and American political thought
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, American political development, race and politics, inequality, and political economy
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
Thomsen, Danielle Thomsen
American Politics, Women and Politics, Campaigns and Elections
Web Page
Walker, Alexis Walker
American Politics, Public Policy, Political Participation, Institutions, American Political Development, and Organized Labor
Web Page
Wong, Diane Wong
American politics, political behavior, Asian American politics, race and ethnicity, urban politics, public policy, and diaspora, migration, and transnational politics
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, race and ethnicity, social movements and collective action, nationalism, 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
Institutional basis of Economic Development; Political Economy of Development; Southeast Asia; Economic Integration and Development
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, formal and informal institutions, and economic development
Giusti-Rodriguez, Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez
Comparative politics, Latin America, social movements, democratization, development, and the informal sector
Greco, Michelle Greco
Hecht, Jason Hecht
Comparative political economy, comparative political behavior, economic inequality, welfare states, European and American politics
Web Page
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
Kosterina, Svetlana Kosterina
Comparative politics and international relations, democratization and authoritarianism, with a focus on of post-Soviet and African countries
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)
Web Page
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
Political institutions, Latin American politics, elections and electoral administration, party systems, democracy and inequality; democratic theory, Latin American political thought.
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
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
Kampani, Gaurav Kampani
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
Taylor, Whitney Taylor
Human rights, transitional justice, international law and organizations, social movements, and the rhetoric of images in human rights activism
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
Ibrahim, Leila
Jagmohan, Desmond Jagmohan
Pennington, William Pennington
Democratic Theory, Ancient Political Thought, Normative Political Theory, and Rational Choice Theory
Kemerli, Pınar Kemerli
Political Theory, Religion and Politics, Comparative Political Theory, Secularism, Politics and History of Turkey and the Middle East
Web Page
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

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