Alumni Placement

2014 GRADUATES

Maria Angelica Bautista Duarte
Dissertation Title: The Political and Social Consequences of Repression: The Chilean Case
Subfield: Comparative Politics
Committee: Melani Cammett (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro 

Elizabeth Bennett
Dissertation Title: Stakeholder Inclusion and Power in INGOs: The Governance of Fairtrade International
Subfield: Comparative and International Relations
Committee: Mark Blyth (Chair), Ross Cheit, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Michael Conroy 
Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Lewis and Clark 

Yelena Biberman-Ocakli
Dissertation Title: Gambling with Violence: Why States Outsource the Use of Force to Domestic Nonstate Actors
Subfield: Comparative Politics
Committee: Ashutosh Varshney (Chair), Peter Andreas, Pauline Jones Luong
Visiting Assistant Professor, Government Department, Skidmore College

David Blanding
Dissertation Title: Policy Infrastructure and the Politics of Civil Rights (defended June 18, 2013)
Subfield: American Politics
Committee: Marion Orr (Chair), Susan Moffitt, Wendy Schiller, James Morone
Assistant Professor of Political Science, McDaniel College

Nicholas Coburn-Palo
Dissertation Title: A Tale of Two Mayors: Dave Bing, Kevin Johnson, and the Rise of Athletes-Turned-Politicians
Subfield: American Politics
Committee: James Morone (Chair), Corey Brettschneider, Pauline Jones Luong 
Teacher, Taipei American School, Taiwan 

Emily Farris
Dissertation Title: Latino Leadership in City Hall (defended July 23, 2013)
Subfield: American Politics
Committee: Marion Orr (Chair), James Morone, Kenneth Wong
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas Christian University

Jennie Ikuta
Dissertation Title: Democracy and the Quest for Human Flourishing: A Study of Mill and Nietzsche
Subfield: Political Theory
Committee: Sharon Krause (Chair), Charles Larmore, Alexander Gourevitch 
Teaching Fellowship, IE University, Spain 

Minh Ly
Dissertation Title: Global Deliberation: A Human Rigth to Deliberative Democracy
Subfield: Political Theory
Committee: Corey Brettschneider (Chair), Mark Blyth, Sharon Krause, John Tomasi, Dennis F. Thompson
Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Domingo Morel
Dissertation Title: The (Dis)Empowering State: State Intervention and its Effect on Black and Latino Political Empowerment

Subfield: American Politics
Committee: Marion Orr (Chair), Ken Wong, Susan Moffitt
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Christopher Tallent
Dissertation Title: Pluralism on the Economy and Social Justice

Subfield: Political Theory
Committee: Sharon Krause (Chair), Mark Blyth, James Morone

2013 GRADUATES

Angelica Duran-Martinez
Dissertation Title: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians: The Dynamics of Drug Violence in Colombia and Mexico
Subfield: Comparative Politics
Committee: Richard Snyder (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Peter Andreas
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

 

2012 GRADUATES

Jorge Alves 
Dissertation Title: Coordinating Care: State Politics and Intergovernmental Relations in the Brazilian Healthcare Sector (defended August 12, 2011)
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Richard Snyder (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Patrick Heller 
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Queeens College

Huss Banai
Dissertation Title: Democracy in Context: Between Universal Ideals and Local Values (defended September 20, 2011)
Subfield: IR Theory
Committee: Corey Brettschneider (Chair), Sharon Krause, James Der Derian, Nina Tannenwald
Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College

Erin Beck
Dissertation Title: Transformation through Participation? The Micropolitics of Microcredit in Rural Guatemala
Subfield: Comparative Politics
Committee: Richard Snyder (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Jane Jaquette
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Gavril Bilev
Dissertation Title: Checking the Boss: Legislation Autonomy and Executive Contestation in the Russian Regions 1992-2005
Subfield: Comparative Politics
Committee: Linda Cook (co-Chair), Pauline Jones Luong (co-Chair), Richard Snyder 
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Merrimack College

Catherine Corliss
Dissertation Title: Marginal but not Powerless: Local Politics in an Eastern German Village (defended December 14, 2011)
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Pauline Jones Luong (Chair), Mark Blyth, James Morone, in memoriam Alan Zuckerman (Chair)

Anthony Lopez
Dissertation Title: The Risk Contract of War: Offense and Defense in the Adapted Mind
Subfield: International Relations
Committee: Rose McDermott (Chair), Mark Blyth, Leda Cosmides
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Washington State University Vancouver

Feryaz Ocakli
Dissertation Title: Electing the Pious: Islamist Politics and Local Party Strategies in Turkey (defended December 6, 2011)
Subfield: Comparative Politics
Committee: Melani Cammett (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Patrick Heller 
Assistant Professor of Government, Skidmore College

Cecilia Perla
Dissertation Title: Extracting from the Extractors: Political and Social Effects of Local Direct Investments of Mining Companies in Peru (defended May 19, 2011)
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Pauline Jones Luong (Chair), Melani Cammett, Patrick Heller 
Copper Analyst, Wood Mackenzie, London, UK

Heather Silber Mohamed
Dissertation Title: Immigration, Protest, and the Politics of Latino/a Identity
Subfield: American / Comparative Politics
Committee: Marion Orr (Chair), Wendy Schiller, James Morone, in memoriam Alan Zuckerman (Chair)
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Clark University

 

2011 GRADUATES

Jack Amoureux
Dissertation Title: Ethical Reflexivity as a Practice of International Politics
Subfield: IR Theory 
Committee: Thomas Biersteker (co-Chair), James Der Derian (co-Chair), Sharon Krause, Nicholas Onuf
Visiting Assisant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University

Fulya Apaydin
Dissertation Title: Partisan Choices and Post-Fordist Transformations: The Politics of Human Capital Formation in Turkey and Argentina, 1990-2000
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Melani Cammett (co-Chair), Richard Snyder (co-Chair), Jose Itzigsohn 
Postdoctoral Researcher, IBEI

Kelly Bay
Dissertation TitleDoes Participatory Governance Deliver? Citizen Participation and Social Service Delivery in Nicaragua
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Richard Snyder (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Melani Cammett, Kenneth Wong 
Research and Evaluation Analyst, College Success Foundation

Richard Maher
Dissertation Title: What Kind of Partnership? Interests, Identity, and European Foreign Policy Cooperation
Subfield: International Relations 
Committee: P. Terrence Hopmann (Chair), Ulrich Krotz, Nina Tannenwald 
Max Weber Fellow 2011-12
Visiting Lecturer, University of Rhode Island 

Eduardo Moncada
Dissertation Title: The Coalitional Politics of Rule-of-Law Reform in Latin America
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Richard Snyder (Chair), Pauline Jones Luong, Melani Cammett, Patrick Heller
Assistant Professor, Rutgers, Newark, NJ

 

2010 GRADUATES

Mila Dragojevic
Dissertation Title: The Politics of Refugee Identity: Newcomers in Serbia from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, 1992-2009
Subfield: Comparative Politics 
Committee: Pauline Jones Luong (Chair), Melani Cammett, Roger Peterson 
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sewanee, the University of the South

Jeremy Johnson
Dissertation Title: Beyond Retrenchment: The Political and Ideological Foundations of the New American Welfare State, 1970-2000
Subfield: American Politics 
Committee: James Morone (Chair), Roger Cobb, Chris Howard, Darrell West, Scott Allard 
Associate Professor of Political Science, Carroll College

Matthew Lieber
Dissertation Title: Elections Beyond Borders: Overseas Voting in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, 1994-2008
Subfield: International Relations 
Committee: Peter Andreas (Chair), Richard Snyder, Ulrich Krotz
Lecturer, Madison Area Technical College

John Phillips
Dissertation Title: Natural Resources, Opportunity and Global Justice
Subfield: Political Theory 
Committee: John Tomasi (Chair), Corey Brettschneider, Pauline Jones Luong 
Assitant Professor of Political Theory, Austin Peay State University

Molly Wallace
Dissertation Title: Confronting Wrongs, Affirming Difference: The Limits of Violence, the Power of Nonviolence, and the Case of the Nonviolent Intervention in Sri Lanka
Subfield: International Relations 
Committee: Sharon Krause (co-Chair), Thomas Biersteker (co-Chair), Catherine Lutz 
Hood House Lecturer, Center for International Education, University of New Hampshire

 

2009 GRADUATES

Daniel Ehlke
Dissertation Title: Political Health: Assessing Recent Reform Episodes in the Anglo-American Health Arena
Subfield: American Politics 
Committee: James Morone (Chair), Darrell West, Linda Cook, Vince Mor 
Assistant Professor of the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate

Ravi Perry
Dissertation Title: 21st Century Black Mayors, Non-Majority Black Cities, and the Representation of Black Interests
Subfield: American Politics 
Committee: Marion Orr (Chair), James Morone, Wendy Schiller, Darrell West 
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mississippi State University

David Western
Dissertation Title: Power, Justice, Empathy: How and Why Empathy Matters for Peace
Subfield: IR Theory
Committee: Thomas Biersteker (Chair), Sharon Krause, P. Terrence Hopmann 
Assistant Professor of Humanities and Political Thought, Christ College, Valparaiso University

 

2008 GRADUATES

Anthony Dell'Aera
Dissertation Title: Prescription Drug Regulation and the Art of the Possible: Reconciling Private Interest and Public Good in American Health Care Policy
Subfield: American Politics 
Committee: James Morone (Chair), John Tomasi, Darrell West 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Union College

Eduardo Gomez
Dissertation Title: Responding to Contested Epidemics: Democratization, International Pressures, and the Sources of Institutional Change
Subfield: American Politics 
Committee: James Morone (Chair), Marion Orr, James Mahoney 
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, Rutgers University, Camden

Kimberly Hudson
Dissertation Title: Jus Ad Bellum: A Reformulation
Subfield: International Relations 
Committee: P. Terrence Hopmann (Chair), John Reeder, John Tomasi 
Deputy Director of the AF Negotiation Center of Excellence (NCE) and Assistant Professor of Political Science, US Air War College

Hyun-Wook Kim
Dissertation Title: Critical Junctures and Alliance Cohesion: The Post-Cold War US-South Korea and US-Japan Alliances
Subfield: International Relations 
Committee: P. Terrence Hopmann (Chair), Thomas Biersteker, Chung-In Moon 
Assistant Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, South Korea

 

2007 GRADUATES

Carmen Pavel
Dissertation Title: From Moral Conflict to Institutional Pluralism: A new Institutional Approach to International Order
Subfield: Political Theory 
Committee: Sharon Krause (Chair), Charles Larmore, William Galston 
Associate Director of The Freedom Center and Managing Editor of Social Philosophy and Policy, University of Arizona

 

2006 GRADUATES

Jennifer Fitzgerald
Dissertation Title: Social Ties and Attitudes Toward Immigration in Europe
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

Veronica Kitchen
Dissertation Title: Arguing Identity and Security: Out-of-Area Intervention and Change in the Atlantic Community
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo

Melissa Labonte
Dissertation Title: Bringing Influence to Bear: Humanitarian Actors and the Politics of Intervention
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Jermaine McCalpin
Dissertation Title: Justice Under Constraints : The Nature of Transitional Justice in Deeply Divided Societies
Associate Director for the Centre for Caribbean Thought and Lecturer of Transitional Justice in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Carrie Nordlund
Dissertation Title: We'll All Have Shoes in Heaven: Church Context and Political Behavior
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner

Shankar Prasad
Dissertation Title: Red, Brown, and Blue: The Political Behavior of Asian Indian Americans
Associate Director for Academic Programs and Planning
Taubman Center for Public Policy and the Watson Insitute for International Studies
Brown University 

Peter Romaniuk
Dissertation Title: Global and local Wars on Terror: Policy Convergence and Counter-Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY