Graduate Students

  • Udbhav Agarwal

    Udbhav Agarwal

    Research Interests:  International Relations, Ethnography, Political Sociology, Political Theory, Politics of Urbanism

  • Shahab ud Din Ahmad

    Shahab ud Din Ahmad

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics and International Relations, Borderlands, Comparative State Formation, Political Violence, Postcolonialism, Afghanistan and South Asia.

  • George Andrews

    George Andrews

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

  • Ilsuk Aum

    Ilsuk Aum

    Research Interests:  Political Theory, Political History, Ecological Political Thought, Animal Ethics

  • Ronay Bakan

    Ronay Bakan

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics and International Relations; Politics of Land and Cities, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency, Colonialism, Middle East, Kurdish politics, Turkish politics

  • Conor Bean

    Conor Bean

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

    Thesis Title: "Orderly Dispositions: Toward a Theory of Affective Governance"

    Main Adviser: William Connolly

  • Juliana Butron

    Juliana Butron

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Cécile Cadet

    Cécile Cadet

    Research Interests:  Critical Theory, Social Justice, Feminism, Digital Humanities, Social Media Platforms, Methodology and Epistemology

  • Julieta Casas

    Julieta Casas

    Research Interests:  Comparative political development; State-building and democratization in the U.S. and Latin America; Patronage and bureaucratic politics; Comparative historical analysis

    Thesis Title: "Building Bureaucratic Capacity: The Political Origins of Civil Service Reforms in the Americas"

    Main Adviser: Sebastián Mazzuca

  • Ga Eun Cho

    Ga Eun Cho

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics and International Relations

  • Charlton Copeland

    Charlton Copeland

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Sebastian Cortesi

    Sebastian Cortesi

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics. XIX Century Politics and Press in Latin America; Global History of Electoral Systems; Transnational Studies

  • Jessica Croteau

    Jessica Croteau

    Research Interests:  Political Theory, New Materialism, Ecological Political Thought, Inhuman Epistemology and Politics, and Feminist and Queer Theory

  • Emma Cytrynbaum

    Emma Cytrynbaum

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Valerie de Koeijer

    Valerie de Koeijer

    Research Interests:  International Relations

  • David DeBole

    David DeBole

    Research Interests:  Political Theory, Democratic Thought, Climate Change, Creativity, and 20th Century Literature

  • Alexandra Dildine

    Alexandra Dildine

    Research Interests:  Community organizing, social movements, digital technology, social capital formation and sustainability, American political campaigns and organizational behavior, social networks.

  • Luize Eihmane

    Luize Eihmane

    Research Interests:  Law and Politics

  • Cecileu Elliott

    Cecileu Elliott (she/her)

    Research Interests:  American constitutional development and its relationship to social and political injustices

  • Farah Farid

  • Claudio Fiorini

    Claudio Fiorini

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics, Comparative Constitutionalism and Constitutional Crisis , Law and Politics

  • Raychel Gadson

    Raychel Gadson

    Research Interests:  American Politics, Racism and Racial Policy, Political Institutions, Social Justice, Residential Segregation and Fair Housing

  • Kory Gaines

    Kory Gaines

    Research Interests:  Political Theory, American Politics, Black Political Thought, early 20th-century African American Literature, and Black diasporic cultural production

  • Brian Gordon

    Brian Gordon

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Jessica  Gover

    Jessica Gover

    Research Interests:  American Politics, American political development

  • Adriana Mandacaru Guerra

    Adriana Mandacaru Guerra

    Research Interests:  Ecological Political Thought, New Materialism, Science & Technology Studies, Environmental Sciences, Critical War Studies, Cold War Geopolitics, Planetary and Catastrophic Imaginaries, Cosmologies, International Relations Theory

  • Dhana Hamal

    Dhana Hamal

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics, Law & Politics, Ethnic Politics, Federalism and Democratic Transitions, Gender Politics, and Militarization of Public Safety.

  • Geoff Henderson

    Geoff Henderson

    Research Interests:  American Politics, Environmental Politics, Climate Politics, Field Experiments, Labor Politics, Organization Theory, Political Participation, Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Representation, and Social Movements

  • Sheharyar Imran

    Sheharyar Imran

    Research Interests:  International Relations; Global Racial Capitalism; Environmental Politics; Postcolonial Theory; Anticolonial Global Politics

    Thesis Title: "Political Ecologies of Worldmaking: Territory, Sovereignty, Infrastructure"

    Main Adviser: Robbie Shilliam and Jane Bennett

  • Felicia Jing

    Felicia Jing

    Research Interests:  Political Theory and International Relations

  • David Kenneth Johnson

    David Kenneth Johnson

    Research Interests:  International Relations; Global Political Economy; U. S. Foreign Policy; Empire and Imperialism; Global Development; Political Theory; Historical Methods

    Thesis Title: "Empire of Capital: U.S. International Development Policy from the Spanish-American War to the Bretton Woods System "

    Main Adviser: Robbie Shilliam

  • Minah Kang

    Minah Kang

    Research Interests:  International Influences on Domestic Politics, State-Society Relations, Political Exclusion, Identity and Otherness, Global History of Cold War and East Asia, Korean War

  • Jiyoung “Ashley” Kim

    Jiyoung “Ashley” Kim

    Research Interests:  Political Theory, Ecological Political Thought, Aesthetics, Affect, New Materialism, Democratic Theory

  • Nur Kirmizidag

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Keely Kriho

    Keely Kriho (she/her)

    Research Interests:  political theory, anticolonial political thought, coloniality/modernity, world-systems theory, historical methods

  • Colin Lahiff

    Colin Lahiff

    Research Interests:  International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy, and Diplomatic History

  • Emily Lerman

    Emily Lerman (she/her)

    Research Interests:  International Relations, Postcolonial Theory, Aesthetics, Ethics of Humanitarianism, Bordering Practices, Political Theory, Biopolitics, Affect Theory

  • Ruoyu Li

    Ruoyu Li

    Research Interests:  International Relations, Security Studies, Political Theory, Nuclear Colonialism, Indigenous Antinuclear Movements, Pacific Ocean/Islands

  • Liming Ma

    Liming Ma

    Research Interests:  International Relations Theory, International Laws and Norms, Social Construction, Great Power Politics, Political Methodology

  • April Ma

    April Ma (they/them/theirs)

    Research Interests:  knowledge production, Orientalism, Sinophobia, political psychology, racialized political language

  • Thomas Mann

    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

    Jon Masin-Peters

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & 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.

  • Maryam Nahhal

    Maryam Nahhal

    Research Interests:  International relations; Race and Racism in World Politics; Nationalism, Borders and Migration; Critical Security Studies

  • Stephanie Najjar

    Stephanie Najjar

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Kathleen Nganga

    Kathleen Nganga

    Research Interests:  Identity politics, polarization, and populism

  • Matthew Risser

    Matthew Risser (he/him)

    Research Interests:  Republicanism; Political Economy Theory; International Relations Theory; Geopolitics; Technopolitics; Governance

  • Iván Ruiz-Hernández

    Iván Ruiz-Hernández

    Research Interests:  International Relations, Comparative Politics, Food Politics, Food Sovereignty, Agricultural Development in Low- and Middle-Income States, Forced Displacement, and Latin American Politics.

  • Stephanie Saxton

    Stephanie Saxton

    Research Interests:  American Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics, Urban Politics, Police and Prisons

    Thesis Title: "Gold, Coal, and Oysters: Why America Made Police"

    Main Adviser: Vesla Weaver and Lester Spence

  • Graham Scarbro

    Graham Scarbro

    Research Interests:  Military and society; Civil military relations; International relations; Security studies

  • Henry Scott

    Henry Scott

    Research Interests:  Political Theory and International Relations, Technology, History of Ontology, Transhumanism, Anthropocene, Materialism, Realism, Memes and Internet Politics, Eco-Fascism, Gnosticism

  • Matthew Scotti

    Matthew Scotti

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Lynsy Smithson-Stanley

    Lynsy Smithson-Stanley

    Research Interests:  American Politics, Environmental policy and politics, climate change advocacy, transformational organizing, social movements, analytic activism, organizational behavior (especially US-based environmental nonprofits).

  • Eva Leth Sørensen

    Eva Leth Sørensen (she/her)

    Research Interests:  IR theory, historical IR, postcolonial theory, decolonial theory, empire, the Arctic, Danish-Greenlandic relations, knowledge production, critical race theory

  • Ben Taylor

    Ben Taylor

    Research Interests:  Political theory, contemporary and modern; continental philosophy; race and racial politics; political economy

    Thesis Title: "After Racialization: Neoliberalism and the Limits of Racial Justice"

    Main Adviser: Samuel A. Chambers

  • Susy Tekunan

    Susy Tekunan

    Research Interests:  Racial politics, nationalism, long-term migration and second class citizenship related to China rise and racial identity in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia

  • Alex Torpey

    Alex Torpey (he/him)

    Research Interests:  Democracy, elections, money-in-politics, and the political campaign industry

  • Aila Trasi

    Aila Trasi

    Research Interests:  International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Organizations, Political Economy, Inequality, Southeast Asia, Processual-Relationalism, International Order

  • Claire Trilling

    Claire Trilling

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics, International Relations, civil resistance, contentious politics, and social movements

  • Jacob Tucker

    Jacob Tucker (he/him)

    Research Interests:  Marxism, Critical Theory, 20th Century European Philosophy, Sensuous Materialism, Aesthetics, Psychoanalysis

  • Maximiliano Vejares

    Maximiliano Vejares

    Research Interests:  State building and democratization in Latin America’s late 19th century

    Thesis Title: "Varieties of state-building: ecology and capacity in Latin America"

    Main Adviser: Sebastian Mazzuca

  • Darko Vinketa

    Darko Vinketa

    Research Interests:  Political Theory, Queer Theory, Deconstruction, Value-Form Theory, Performativity, Queer Marxism, Theatricality and Hypochondria, Ethics of Superficiality

  • Yue Zhang

    Yue Zhang (she/her)

    Research Interests:  Comparative politics and political economy

  • Rachel (Ruixuan) Zhou

    Rachel (Ruixuan) Zhou

    Research Interests:  Post-structuralism, Post-colonialism, Feminism, Power relations, Social and transnational history, War, the military and soldiering