Graduate Students

  • Michael Albert

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & International Relations
    Marxism; Technology; Transhumanism; New Rationalism; Accelerationism; Critical Security Studies.

  • Elizabeth Alexander

    Research Interests:  International Relations
    Political Psychology, Gendered Subjectivities, Postcolonial Theory, Global Capitalism, Race, Theories of Exploitation, Autobiographical IR.

  • George Andrews

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Concepts and Concept Formation, and Subject Formation.

  • Sabrina Axster

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Comparative Politics
    Theories of Migration and Migration Concepts; Racial and Ethnic Politics; Social Movements and Non-State Actors in Migration; Neoliberalism; International Relations Theory.

  • Conor Bean

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Marxism, 20th Century French Radical Theory, Security Studies and the War on
    Terror, Biopolitics, Theories of Materialism.

  • Joe Becker

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Comparative Politics
    Interstate Conflict, Cooperation Between Adversary States, the U.S.-Iranian Relationship, Applications of Institutional Theory to International Relations.

  • Juliana Butron

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Bryan Carter

    Research Interests:  American Politics I Law & Politics
    Race and Capitalism, Urban Politics, Racial Politics, Labor Politics, History of American Law Enforcement, American Political Development, Black Studies.

  • Julieta Casas

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics
    Political Violence, Comparative State Formation, Latin American Politics.

  • Meaghan Charlton

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • Inho Choi

    Research Interests:  International Studies
    Non-Western International Relations Theory, Comparative International Thought, East Asian International History, Historical Sociology of East Asian Order, Chinese and Korean Political Thought, The Future of Liberal Hegemony.

  • Charlton Copeland

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Emma Cytrynbaum

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • David Dagan

    Research Interests:  American Politics & Comparative Politics
    Comparative Politics of Criminal Justice, with a Particular Emphasis on the U.S.Public Law; American Political Development.

  • Valerie de Koeijer

    Research Interests:  International Relations

  • Nandini Dey

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & International Relations
    Political Economy of Development, Comparative State Formation, Postcolonial South Asia.

  • Alona Dolinsky

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & American Politics
    Comparative Party Politics, Party Organization, Intra-Party Candidate and Leadership Selection, Political Representation, Israeli Politics, British Politics.

  • Darcie Draudt

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & International Relations
    Policy Studies, Immigration and Citizenship, East Asian Politics, Korea Studies, Qualitative Methods, Social Network Analysis.

  • Luize Eihmane

    Research Interests:  Law and Politics

  • Richard Elliott

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Stephanie Erev

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & Law and Politics
    Environmental Political Thought, Aesthetics, Political Economy, Romanticism, Postcolonial Theory, Nietzschean Philosophy, Democratic Theory, New Materialism, Pluralism.

  • Colin Eubank

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Claudio Fiorini

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Scott Gerber

    Research Interests:  International Relations; Comparative Politics
    Security Studies; Strategy and Policy; Nuclear Weapons; Uncertainty; Political Economy

  • Brian Gordon

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Jishnu Guha-Majumdar

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & American Politics
    Race, Coloniality, the Non-Human, Philosophy of History.

  • Raied Haj Yahya

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • Tim Hanafin

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Maye Henning

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Christopher Higgins

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Ordinary Language Philosophy, Structural Marxism.

  • Nnamdi Igbokwe

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • Sheharyar Imran

    Research Interests:  International Relations
    Global Political Economy; Postcolonial Theory; Third World International Relations; Politics of Knowledge; Politics, Intimacies and Violences of Everyday Life; Precarity, Hope and Survival; Narrative Global Politics.

  • David Johnson

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Political Theory
    Global Political Economy, Historical Materialism, Settler Colonial Studies, Ecology.

  • Gary Jones

    Research Interests:  Law and Politics & Comparative Politics
    Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Judicial Politics, American Politics, Comparative Politics.

  • Ungki Jung

    Research Interests:  American Politics & Comparative Politics
    American Welfare State in Comparative Perspective; Comparative Political Economy; Relation Between Financial Market and Social Policy; Social Policy Dynamics in the U.S. as well as in East Asia; Theories of Institutional Change.

  • Hirofumi Kawaguchi

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics
    Agricultural Politics, Japanese Politics.

  • Jiyoung Kim

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Ecological Political Thought; Science and Technology Studies; New Materialism; Democratic Theory.

  • Nur Kirmizidag

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Tristan Klingelhöfer

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & American Politics
    Emotions in Party Competition, Party Organization, Coalition Politics, Comparative Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies (with a focus on Western Europe).

  • Jacob Kripp

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & International Relations
    Empire & Global Politics; Memory, Time & Politics; Caribbean Political Thought; Politics & Suffering; Anti-Colonial IR Theory; Post-Kantian Critical Theory (Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche)

  • Nils Kupzok

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & Political Theory
    Energy and Climate Policy; Energy Transitions; Comparative Politics; Political Economy; European Politics; Institutional Development; Politics of Ideas; Conservative Parties; Environmentalism; Social and Economic Theory.

  • Sally Lawton

    Research Interests:  American Politics & Political Theory
    Urban Politics; Postindustrial Cities; Race; American Political Development.

  • Quinn Lester

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & American Politics
    New Materialism; Speculative Realism; Comparative Political Theory; Post-Colonial Theory; Politics and Religion; Politics of Horror.

  • Thomas Mann

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & American Politics
    Stoicism; Spinoza; German Idealism; 20th-Century Continental Philosophy; Anarcho-Syndicalism; Labor History; Politics of Water.

  • Jon Masin-Peters

    Research Interests:  Political Theory and American Politics
    Political Economy; the Macro and Micro-Politics of Domination; Theories of Freedom; Racial Politics; Democratic Theory; Pluralism and Social Movements; Capitalism and Gender; Class and Labor Process Theory; American Political Development.

  • Perry Moskowitz

    Research Interests:  Political Theory | American Politics
    Political theory, American politics, aesthetics, politics and literature, critical theory, early modern political thought, phenomenology, politics of representation, feminist and queer theory

  • Stephanie Najjar

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Jose Rodriguez Aquino

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Comparative Politics
    Liberal International Order and Global Governance; Global Crises, mainly Humanitarian and Environmental Problems; Developing Countries, with a focus on Latin America; Qualitative Methods

  • Stephanie Saxton

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Elliott Schwebach

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Political Philosophy, Psychoanalytic Theory, Metaphysics, Ecology, Radical Democracy, Creativity, Critical and Decolonial IR.

  • Blaz Skerjanec

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Assemblage Theory; Deconstruction; Identity Politics; Indigenous and Decolonial Thought, Performativity, Queer Theory; Styles and Ethics of Theorizing; Violence, Death and Destruction.

  • Franziska Strack

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & International Relations
    Aesthetics, Art and Politics, Sound Studies, Affect Theory, New Materialism, Feminist and Queer Theory, Film and Media Studies, Democratic Theory.

  • David K. Tian

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & American Politics
    Central and East Asia, Thematically in Immigration/Emigration, State Capacity, and Immigrant Integration and Political Science Pedagogy.

  • Ben Taylor

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Yunchen Tian

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics
    Migration Policy, Citizenship, Immigration, Political Economy, East Asia, Japan.

  • Tarek Tutunji

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Comparative Politics
    International Relations Theory, Sociology of Knowledge, Philosophy of Science, the Industrial Revolution, World-Systems Theory.

  • Sunil Vaswani

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Comparative Politics
    Foreign Policy, Peace, Democracy, Nationalism, Leadership.

  • Maximiliano Vejares

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics
    State Formation and Criminal Violence in Latin America.

  • Darko Vinketa

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Queer Theory, Deconstruction, Value-Form Theory, Performativity, Social Reproduction Theories, Psychoanalysis, New Materialism.

  • Tvrtko Vrdoljak

    Research Interests:  Political Theory | Law & Politics
    Ontopolitics, New Materialism, Process Philosophy, Environmental Humanities, Friedrich Nietzsche, Indigenous and Decolonial Thought, Degrowth.

  • Karyn J. Wang

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Comparative Politics
    International Hierarchy, Political Hegemony, Small State Diplomacy, East Asia, Middle East.

  • Jonathan White

    Research Interests:  Political Theory | International Relations
    Law and violence, responsibility and mercy

  • Nanxi Zeng

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • Tulio Zille

    Research Interests:  International Relations