Graduate Students

Salma Al-Shami

Salma Al-Shami

Mert Arslanalp

Mert Arslanalp
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Claiming Rights, Negotiating Exceptions: Legal and Contentious Politics of Urban Citizenship in the Informal Neighborhoods of Istanbul and Buenos Aires
  • Dissertation Committee: Edward L. Gibson (chair), James Mahoney, Wendy Pearlman, and Brodwyn Fischer
  • E-mail:  mertarslanalp2011@u.northwestern.edu

Rhiannon Auriemma

Rhiannon Auriemma

Denzel Avant

Denzel Avant

Miruna Barnoschi

Rodrigo Barrenechea

Rodrigo Barrenechea

Abdeta Beyene

Marco Bocchese

  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Justice cooperatives: Explaining state attituteds toward the International Criminal Court
  • Dissertation Committee: Will Reno (chair); Rachel Riedl; Ana Arjona
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 216
  • E-mail:  m-bocchese2010@nlaw.northwestern.edu

Mariana Borges

Mariana Borges
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Bargaining for Votes: The Cultural Roots of Clientelism Survival in Sertão of Bahia
  • Dissertation Committee: James Mahoney (Chair), Edward Gibson, Wendy Pearlman
  • E-mail:  MarianaBorges2011@u.northwestern.edu

Malia Bowers

Malia Bowers

Tristan Bradshaw

Tristan Bradshaw

Julia Brown

Julia Brown

Javier Burdman

Javier Burdman

Ethan Busby

Ethan Busby

Lucy Cane

Lucy Cane
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; American Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Sheldon Wolin and the Fate of Democracy
  • Dissertation Committee: Mary Dietz (Chair), James Farr, Alvin Tillery
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 111
  • E-mail:  lucycane2015@u.northwestern.edu

Gent Carrabregu

Gent Carrabregu
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: The Conflict of the Faculties and Its Aftermath: Post-Kantian Political Ethics in Hegel, Arendt, and Habermas
  • Dissertation Committee: James Farr (chair), Mary G. Dietz, Cristina Lafont, Mark Alznauer
  • E-mail:  gentc@u.northwestern.edu

Isabel Castillo

Isabel Castillo
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Engendering Political Regimes: Inclusion, Competition, and Suffrage in Mid-Twentieth Century Latin America
  • Dissertation Committee: James Mahoney (chair), Ann Orloff (Sociology), Rachel Riedl
  • E-mail:  IsabelCastillo2018@u.northwestern.edu

Arturo Chang

Arturo Chang

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; American Politics; Law and Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Deportation Law and Possibilities for Democratic Citizenship
  • Dissertation Committee: Jacqueline Stevens (Chair), Reuel Rogers, Andrew Koppelman
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 229
  • E-mail:  C-Clarke2011@nlaw.northwestern.edu

Clement Clarke

Giuseppe Cumella

Giuseppe Cumella
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; American Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Politikê: Aristotle on Political Science, Experience, and Judgment
  • Dissertation Committee: Richard Kraut, S. Sara Monoson, Mary G. Dietz, J.P.F. Wynne
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 111
  • E-mail:  gac283@u.northwestern.edu

Tomash Dabrowski

Andrew Day

Brian Dempsey

Sean Diament

Sean Diament

Horia Dijmarescu

Horia Dijmarescu

Nick Dorzweiler

Nick Dorzweiler
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: “The Sights That Hold the Crowd”: Political Science and the Politics of Popular Culture
  • Dissertation Committee: James Farr, Mary Dietz, Colin Koopman (Philosophy, University of Oregon)
  • E-mail:  nickarjuna@u.northwestern.edu

Gozde Erdeniz

Gozde Erdeniz
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Deeply Divided: Understanding the Polarization over Religion in Public Life in Turkey and Israel
  • Dissertation Committee: James Mahoney, Wendy Pearlman and Hendrik Spruyt
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 111
  • E-mail:  gozde.erdeniz@u.northwestern.edu

Ceyda Erten

D.J. Flynn

D.J. Flynn
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Misinformation Effects on Public Opinion and Representation
  • Dissertation Committee: James N. Druckman (chair), Benjamin I. Page, Daniel Diermeier
  • Office Location:  Scott 230
  • E-mail:  DJ.Flynn@u.northwestern.edu

Joshua M. Freedman

Joshua M. Freedman
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: The Struggle for Recognition in World Politics
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 105
  • E-mail:  joshua.freedman@northwestern.edu

Valerie Freeland

  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Unconventional power: Less powerful states’ strategic use of international norms
  • Dissertation Committee: William Reno (Advisor), James Mahoney, Ian Hurd
  • E-mail:  vrfreeland@u.northwestern.edu

Laura Garcia

Salih Emre Gercek

Salih Emre Gercek

Gina Giliberti

Miklos Gosztonyi

Joseph Grant

Arda Gucler

Arda Gucler
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Untimely Representation: Deliberation, Urgency and Democratic Theory
  • Dissertation Committee: Lars Toender (chair), Jacqueline Stevens and Bonnie Honig
  • E-mail:  ardagucler@u.northwestern.edu

Sidra Hamidi

Sidra Hamidi
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: The Politics of Nuclearity: Identity Relations in 21st Century Nuclear Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (chair), James Mahoney, Wendy Pearlman, Sumit Ganguly (external)
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 228
  • E-mail:  sidrahamidi2017@u.northwestern.edu

Richard Hay

Richard Hay
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Marginalization, Accommodation, and Abridgment: Civil-Military Relations in the Southern Cone and Brazil
  • Dissertation Committee: Edward Gibson (Chair), James Mahoney, William Reno
  • E-mail:  Richard.Hay@u.northwestern.edu

Adam Howat

Adam Howat

Buddhika Jayamaha

  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 214
  • E-mail:  bjayamaha@gmail.com

Kyle Jones

Kyle Jones

Nathalia Justo

Hye Yun Kang

Hye Yun Kang
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Unintended Intentions: The Paradox of Security
  • Dissertation Committee: Michael Loriaux, Will Reno, Lars Tønder
  • E-mail:  hyekang2016@u.northwestern.edu

Katrin Katz

Katrin Katz
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Nationalism and Territorial Conflict in an Era of Interdependence: Explaining the Dynamics of Northeast Asia's Island Disputes
  • Dissertation Committee: Hendrik Spruyt (chair); Jonathan Caverley; Wendy Pearlman; Victor Cha (Georgetown)
  • E-mail:  katrinkatz@u.northwestern.edu

Alan J. Kellner

Alan J. Kellner

Yoes Kenawas

Moses Khisa

Moses Khisa
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: "The Institutional Transformation of Africa's Personalist Regimes"
  • Dissertation Committee: Will Reno (Chair), James Mahoney (Co-Chair), Rachel Riedl, Ato Dnomo
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 219
  • E-mail:  moseskhisa2015@u.northwestern.edu

Rana B. Khoury

Rana B. Khoury

Sasha Klyachkina

Sasha Klyachkina

Christa Kuntzelman

Christa Kuntzelman

Matthew Lacombe

Matthew Lacombe

Sean Lee

Sean Lee
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: William Reno (chair); Wendy Pearlman; Hendrik Spruyt
  • E-mail:  SeanLee2011@u.northwestern.edu

Kevin Levay

Kevin Levay
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Race, Class, Gender, and the Politics of Incarceration in the United States
  • Dissertation Committee: James N. Druckman (chair), Reuel Rogers, Traci Burch, Leslie McCall
  • E-mail:  k.levay@u.northwestern.edu

Elizabeth Linn

Elizabeth Linn

Boris Litvin

Boris Litvin

Yuchen Liu

Erin Lockwood

Erin Lockwood
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: The Construction of Financial Authority: Authoritative Practices in the OTC Derivatives Market before and after the Crisis
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (co-chair), Stephen C. Nelson (co-chair), Bruce Carruthers
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 229
  • E-mail:  erinlockwood2011@u.northwestern.edu

Claudia Lopez-Hernandez

Christina LoTempio

Christina LoTempio

Heather Madonia

Heather Madonia

Jahara "Franky" Matisek

Jahara "Franky" Matisek

Rahul Mediratta

Rahul Mediratta
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Globalization in the Shadows and the Commercial Calculus of Rivalry: Smuggling and India-Pakistan trade normalization
  • Dissertation Committee: James Mahoney (co-chair), Stephen Nelson (co-chair), Hendrik Spruyt, Sumit Ganguly (external)
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall Room 219
  • E-mail:  rahul.mediratta@u.northwestern.edu

Gde Metera

Gde Metera
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; Comparative Politics
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 601, University Place, Evanston IL
  • E-mail:  gde.metera@northwestern.edu

Evgeniia Mikriukova

Alexandra Neame

  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Committee: Mary Dietz (Chair), Wendy Pearlman, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 229
  • E-mail:  alexandraneame2014@u.northwestern.edu

Maavi Norman

Shaul Notkin

Shaul Notkin

Sally Nuamah

Sally Nuamah
  • Program Area(s):  Law and Politics; American Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: The Political Consequences of Education Reform: How School Closings Influence Citizens’ Relationship to Government
  • Dissertation Committee: Reuel Rogers (chair), Alvin Tillery, Traci Burch
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall
  • E-mail:  SallyNuamah2011@u.northwestern.edu

Mona Oraby

Mona Oraby
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; Law and Politics; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: The Difference That Affiliation Makes: Religious Conversion, Minorities, and the Rule of Law
  • Dissertation Committee: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (chair), Mary Dietz, Jessica Winegar, and Hussein Ali Agrama
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 220
  • E-mail:  moraby@u.northwestern.edu

Silvia Otero-Bahamon

Silvia Otero-Bahamon
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Producing backwardness, integrating peripheries. Subnational Inequality in Latin America´s Social Development
  • Dissertation Committee: Edward Gibson (co-chair), James Mahoney (co-chair), Ana Arjona
  • E-mail:  silviaotero2015@u.northwestern.edu

Ayodeji Perrin

David Peyton

David Peyton
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Warfare, Municipal Development, and the Congolese State Building Project: Explaining Institutional Variation in North Kivu’s Conflict-Affected Cities
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 105
  • E-mail:  davidpeyton@u.northwestern.edu

Ayuko Nimura Picot

Ayuko Nimura Picot
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Will Reno, Jim Mahoney, Rachel Riedl

Tatiana Poddubnykh

  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Political Sociology of the Symbolic Production of an International Organization: UNESCO’s Policy Relating to Promotion and Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Dissertation Committee: Michael Loriaux (adviser), Ian Hurd, Wendy Griswold, Samuel Weber
  • E-mail:  tatianapoddubnykh2016@u.northwestern.edu

Sabina Satriyani Puspita

Sabina Satriyani Puspita

Jacob Rothschild

M. Christopher Sardo

M. Christopher Sardo
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Contested Responsibility: Friedrich Nietzsche, Personal Responsibility, and Political Theory
  • Dissertation Committee: Lars Tønder (Chair); Jacqueline Stevens, Mark Alznauer, Michael Loriaux
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 109
  • E-mail:  michaelsardo2011@u.northwestern.edu

Richard Shafranek

Wangqing (Sandy) Shan

Wangqing (Sandy) Shan
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Changing the Federal Budgetary Rules in the Age of Deficits (tenative)
  • Dissertation Committee: Benjamin Page (Chair), Daniel Galvin, Laurel Harbridge, Chloe Thurston
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 105
  • E-mail:  WangqingShan2016@u.northwestern.edu

Yixue Shao

Ari Shaw

Ari Shaw
  • Program Area(s):  Law and Politics; International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Claiming International Rights: Human Rights Mobilization and Domestic Change
  • Dissertation Committee: Karen Alter (Chair), Jeffrey Winters, Rachel Riedl
  • E-mail:  amshaw@u.northwestern.edu

Swati Srivastava

Swati Srivastava
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Configurations of Sovereignty: Public-Private Authority Negotiations in World Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (chair), James Mahoney, Mary Dietz, Bruce Carruthers
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 220
  • E-mail:  swati@u.northwestern.edu

Mara Suttmann-Lea

Mara Suttmann-Lea
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Convenience at a Cost: The Unintended Consequences of Early Voting for American Elections
  • Dissertation Committee: Daniel Galvin (Chair), Traci Burch, Jamie Druckman, Jim Mahoney
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 228
  • E-mail:  m.suttmann.lea@u.northwestern.edu

Rachel V. Sweet

Rachel V. Sweet
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Institutional Choice in Civil War: Rebel Tactics for Managing Political Disorder
  • Dissertation Committee: William Reno (Chair),Hendrik Spruyt, James Mahoney, Rachel Riedl, Koen Vlassenroot
  • Phone:  USA (312) 771-5899; DRC +243 993955010
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 215
  • E-mail:  rachelvsweet@u.northwestern.edu

Anna Terwiel

Anna Terwiel
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Foucault and the Lateral Body Politics of Prison Hunger Strikes
  • Dissertation Committee: Bonnie Honig (Chair), Lars Tønder, Penelope Deutscher
  • E-mail:  annaterwiel@u.northwestern.edu

Andrew Thompson

M. Lena Trabucco

Julia Valdes

Julia Valdes

Désirée Weber

Désirée Weber
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Reading Wittgenstein in Politics: Language-games and Political Pedagogy
  • Dissertation Committee: James Farr (Chair), John G. Gunnell, Mary Dietz, Lars Tønder
  • E-mail:  desireeweber2014@u.northwestern.edu

Brianna White

Brianna White

Reymundo Zambrano

Dong Zhang

Agnieszka Zielinska