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.

  • Michael Albert

    Michael Albert

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & International Relations
    Marxism & world-systems theory; the political economy of climate change, energy and food systems; complexity theory.

  • Elizabeth Alexander

    Elizabeth Alexander

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

  • George Andrews

    George Andrews

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

  • Sabrina Axster

    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.

  • Ronay Bakan

    Ronay Bakan

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics
    Politics of Space, Social Movements, Gender Studies, 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.

  • Joe Becker

    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

    Juliana Butron

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Bryan Carter

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

  • Julieta Casas

    Julieta Casas

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

  • Inho Choi

    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

    Charlton Copeland

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Emma Cytrynbaum

    Emma Cytrynbaum

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Rothin Datta

    Rothin Datta

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & Comparative Politics
    Marxism, capitalist state theory, social movements, labor politics, international political economy.

  • Valerie de Koeijer

    Valerie de Koeijer

    Research Interests:  International Relations

  • Nandini Dey

    Nandini Dey

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • 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.

  • Alona Dolinsky

    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

    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

    Luize Eihmane

    Research Interests:  Law and Politics

  • Richard Elliott

    Richard Elliott

    Research Interests:  American Politics
    Black studies, post-World War Two United States, media and communications studies, political parties, urban politics, Maryland politics & history.

  • Colin Eubank

    Colin Eubank

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Claudio Fiorini

    Claudio Fiorini

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

  • Scott Gerber

    Scott Gerber

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

  • Brian Gordon

    Brian Gordon

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Jessica  Gover

    Jessica Gover

    Research Interests:  American Politics
    American political development

  • Jishnu Guha-Majumdar

    Jishnu Guha-Majumdar

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

  • Raied Haj Yahya

    Raied Haj Yahya

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • 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.

  • Maye Henning

    Maye Henning

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Christopher Higgins

    Christopher Higgins

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

  • Nnamdi Igbokwe

    Nnamdi Igbokwe

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics & International Political Economy
    Political Economy of Development ; African Politics and Political Economy of African Development ; Political Economy of Corruption ; Political Economy of Capitalism and Free Market System ; Modern History of Capitalism and Development; Crony Capitalism, Clientelism, and Rentier Economies.

  • Sheharyar Imran

    Sheharyar Imran

  • Felicia Jing

    Felicia Jing

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • David Johnson

    David Johnson

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

  • Gary Jones

    Gary Jones

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

  • Ungki Jung

    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.

  • Jiyoung “Ashley” Kim

    Jiyoung “Ashley” Kim

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

  • Nur Kirmizidag

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Tristan Klingelhöfer

    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

    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

    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

    Sally Lawton

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

  • Quinn Lester

    Quinn Lester

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

  • Ruoyu Li

    Ruoyu Li

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    International politics, political theory, critical theory, hermeneutics, postcolonial theory, subaltern studies, China, borders, urbanization and modernization, modern literature, poetry, translation.

  • 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.

  • Perry Moskowitz

    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

    Stephanie Najjar

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Keynola Paton

    Keynola Paton

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • José Luis Rodríguez Aquino (Luis Rodríguez)

    José Luis Rodríguez Aquino (Luis Rodríguez)

    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; Southern Internationalisms and Republicanism; Qualitative Methods

  • Stephanie Saxton

    Stephanie Saxton

    Research Interests:  American Politics

  • Elliott Schwebach

    Elliott Schwebach

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

  • Henry Scott

    Henry Scott

    Research Interests:  Phenomenology & Political Theory
    Technology; Ecology; History of Ontology; German Idealism; Psychoanalysis; Technocracy and Political Epistemology; Complexity Theory; Critical Theory; Media Studies and Visual Culture; Mysticism and Entheogens; Accelerationism; Transhumanism; Buddhism; Soccer and Society; Eco-Fascism; Post-Americanism; Memes and Internet Radicalization

  • Blaz Skerjanec

    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.

  • 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).

  • Franziska Strack

    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.

  • Ben Taylor

    Ben Taylor

    Research Interests:  Political Theory

  • Yunchen Tian

    Yunchen Tian

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

  • Aila Trasi

    Aila Trasi

    Research Interests:  International Relations
    International Relations Theory, International Order, Change in International Politics, Non-Western IR, Agent-Structure Debate, China and Southeast Asia.

  • Maximiliano Vejares

    Maximiliano Vejares

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

  • Darko Vinketa

    Darko Vinketa

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

  • Tvrtko Vrdoljak

    Tvrtko Vrdoljak

    Research Interests:  Political Theory
    Ontopolitics, New Materialisms, Process Philosophy, the Nonhuman turn, Friedrich Nietzsche, Alfred N. Whitehead

  • Jonathan White

    Jonathan White

    Research Interests:  Political Theory & International Relations
    Law and violence, Responsibility and Mercy.

  • Nanxi Zeng

    Nanxi Zeng

    Research Interests:  Comparative Politics

  • Tulio Zille

    Tulio Zille

    Research Interests:  International Relations & Political Theory