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  • Matthew Bergman

    Matthew Bergman

    Party-Voter Linkages; Comparative Political Economy; Issue Competition; Western Europe; Electoral Systems

    Dissertation Title: No More Mr. Niche Guy: Multidimensional Voting in Proportional Systems

  • Shannon Carcelli

    Shannon Carcelli

    International Political Economy, American Foreign Policy

    Dissertation Title: Bureaucracy at the Border: The Fragmentation of US Foreign Aid

  • Aaron Cotkin

    Aaron Cotkin

    History of Political Thought (Renaissance and Early Modern), Machiavelli, Hobbes, Republicanism, Leadership, Virtue, Approaches to Textual Interpretation. 

    Dissertation Title: The Recovery of Virtù: Imitation and Political Practices in the Works of Niccolò Machiavelli

  • Scott Guenther

    Scott Guenther

    American Politics, Voting Behavior, Electoral Rules, Social Influence, Congress, Political Polarization, Environmental Politics and Policy

    Dissertation Title: Voting Alone: Institutional Mediation of Social Influence on Political Decisionmaking

  • Dotan Haim

    Dotan Haim

    Insurgency, Counterterrorism, Social Networks, International Relations, Comparative Politics

    Dissertation Title: Civilian Social Networks, Word of Mouth, and Credible Counterinsurgency

  • Kyle Haines

    Kyle Haines

    Political theory, environmental politics, political ecology, development studies, Mexico, Bolivia, the US-Mexico border region.

    Dissertation Title: Putting the House in Order: The politics of ecological crisis

  • William Hobbs

    William Hobbs

    American politics, political behavior, methodology and research design, social networks, health

    Dissertation Title: Loss, change, adaptation: how people change when their lives do

  • Alex Hughes

    Alex Hughes

    Political Behavior, Social Networks, Experimental Methods ; American & Comparative Politics 

    Dissertation Title: Political Actors Use Social Networks to Coordinate Beahvior 

  • Andrew Janusz

    Andrew Janusz

    Latin American Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Political Behavior, and Political Representation

    Dissertation Title: Race and Representation: An Analysis of Brazil

  • Jonghyuk Lee

    Jonghyuk Lee

    Chinese Politics; Elite Politics; Comparative Political Economy; Authoritarian Distribution

    Dissertation Title: Collective Career Incentives and Resource Allocation in China

  • Kelly Matush

    Kelly Matush

    International relations, Diplomacy, Political communication, Public opinion

    Dissertation Title: Going Public Abroad: Why do leaders address foreign publics?

  • Matthew Nanes

    Matthew Nanes

    Sectarian Conflict, Political Institutions, Policing, Ethnicity and Religion, Domestic Security, Terrorism

    Dissertation Title: From the Bottom-Up: Sectarian Conflict and Integration of the Bureaucracy in Divided Societies

    *2016-2017 Lijphart/Quon Dissertation Prize – Best Department Dissertation of the Year*
  • Michael Nicholson

    Michael Nicholson

    Immigration and immigrant integration, political behavior, the politics of race and ethnicity, representation, European politics, survey methodology, causal inference.

    Dissertation Title: Weaving the Invisible Thread: Immigrants’ Identities, Interests, and Host Country Political Participation

  • Nick Obradovich

    Nick Obradovich

    Climate Change Politics; Environmental Politics; Political Behavior; African Politics; Computational Social Science; Survey and Experimental Methods

    Dissertation Title: Essays on the Politics and Political Effects of Climate Change

  • David Searle

    David Searle

    Political Communications, American Politics, Political Behavior, Congress, Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, Experiments

    Dissertation Title: Can Television Ads Persuade? Strategy and Persuasion of Television Advertising in Congressional Elections

  • Deborah Seligsohn

    Deborah Seligsohn

    Comparative politics, comparative political economy, Chinese politics, Indian politics, environmental politics and policy

    Dissertation Title: Corporate Concentration and Air Pollution Governance in China

  • Clara Suong

    Clara Suong

    Security Politics, Domestic-International Nexus, Politics of Information, Political Authority, Text Analysis, Formal Modeling, Survey Experiments

    Dissertation Title:  In the Name of National Interest: Persuasion by Democratic Coercion and Delegation in Security Politics

  • Jason Wu

    Jason Wu

    Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Chinese Politics

    Dissertation Title: Ideology and Public Opinion in China

  • Jiakun Jack Zhang

    Jiakun Jack Zhang

    International Relations, International Political Economy, International Security, Chinese Politics

    Dissertation Title: Can Economic Interdependence Keep the Peace in East Asia?