Graduate Students

Safa Al-Saeedi

Safa Al-Saeedi

Salma Al-Shami

Salma Al-Shami

Rhiannon Auriemma

Rhiannon Auriemma

Denzel Avant

Denzel Avant
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: Pattern and Practice: Racial Justice and the Politics of Police Reform
  • Dissertation Committee: Reuel Rogers (Chair), Wesley Skogan
  • E-mail:  denzelavant2015@u.northwestern.edu

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
  • 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

Eddine Bouyahi

Malia Bowers

Malia Bowers

Tristan Bradshaw

Tristan Bradshaw
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Need, Utility and Politics Beyond Civil Society
  • Dissertation Committee: Lars Tønder (Chair), Sara Monoson, Sam Weber, Miguel Vatter
  • E-mail:  tristan.bradshaw@u.northwestern.edu

Owen Brown

Owen Brown

Julia Brown

Julia Brown

Javier Burdman

Javier Burdman
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: "Politics after Totalitarianism: Rethinking Evil, Action, and Judgment in Kant and Post-Kantian Political Thought"
  • Dissertation Committee: Mary Dietz (chair), Peter Fenves, Lars Toender, Samuel Weber, Christoph Menke (co-tutelle supervisor)
  • E-mail:  jaburdman@u.northwestern.edu

Ethan Busby

Ethan Busby
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; American Politics
  • Dissertation Title: It's not who you know, it's how you meet: The political effects of interactions with difference
  • Dissertation Committee: James N. Druckman (chair), Reuel R. Rogers, Julie Lee Merseth
  • E-mail:  ethanbusby2018@u.northwestern.edu

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, George Shulman (NYU), Joan Tronto (Minnesota)
  • 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: Gendered Political Inclusion: Actors and Timing in Latin America's Female Suffrage Reform
  • Dissertation Committee: James Mahoney (chair), Ann Orloff (Sociology), Rachel Riedl
  • E-mail:  IsabelCastillo2018@u.northwestern.edu

Arturo Chang Quiroz

Arturo Chang Quiroz

Timothy Charlebois

Timothy Charlebois

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
  • E-mail:  C-Clarke2011@nlaw.northwestern.edu

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
  • E-mail:  gac283@u.northwestern.edu

Amanda D'Urso

Tomash Dabrowski

Andrew Day

Shawn Dean

Shawn Dean

Brian Dempsey

Sean Diament

Sean Diament

Horia Dijmarescu

Horia Dijmarescu

Christopher Dinkel

Christopher Dinkel

Daniel Encinas Zevallos

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
  • E-mail:  gozde.erdeniz@u.northwestern.edu

Ceyda Erten

Lucien Ferguson

Joshua M. Freedman

Joshua M. Freedman
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: The Recognition Dilemma in World Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (Chair), Karen Alter, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • E-mail:  joshua.freedman@northwestern.edu

William French

Dara Gaines

Laura Garcia

Salih Emre Gercek

Salih Emre Gercek

Gina Giliberti

Joseph Grant

Samuel Gubitz

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 the Global Nuclear Regime
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (chair), James Mahoney, Wendy Pearlman, Sumit Ganguly (external at Indiana University)
  • E-mail:  sidrahamidi2017@u.northwestern.edu

Adam Howat

Adam Howat
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; American Politics
  • Dissertation Title: What "We" Value: The Politics of Social Identities and Group Values
  • Dissertation Committee: James N. Druckman (chair), Galen V. Bodenhausen, Julie Lee Merseth, Reuel R. Rogers
  • E-mail:  adamhowat2018@u.northwestern.edu

Napon Jatusripitak

Buddhika Jayamaha

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

Lamin Keita

Alan J. Kellner

Alan J. Kellner
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: The Damage Done to Our Species: The Problem of Civilization in Kant's Global Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Jim Farr (Chair), Mark Alznauer (Philosophy), Mary Dietz, Hendrik Spruyt
  • E-mail:  alankellner2018@u.northwestern.edu

Yoes C. Kenawas

Yoes C. Kenawas

Robie Kholilurrahman

Rana B. Khoury

Rana B. Khoury
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: William Reno (chair),Ana Arjona, Wendy Pearlman, Jason Seawright
  • E-mail:  rbkhoury@u.northwestern.edu

Bo Won Kim

Sasha Klyachkina

Sasha Klyachkina
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Will Reno (Chair), Ana Arjona, Rachel Riedl
  • E-mail:  klyachkina@u.northwestern.edu

Christa Kuntzelman

Christa Kuntzelman

Ririn Kusuma

Yoonjeong Kwon

Matthew Lacombe

Matthew Lacombe
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Beyond Money: The National Rifle Association and Interest Group Power
  • Dissertation Committee: Daniel Galvin (Chair), Anthony Chen, Benjamin Page, Jason Seawright
  • E-mail:  matthewlacombe2018@u.northwestern.edu

Sean Lee

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

Charles Lenoir

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
  • E-mail:  erinlockwood2011@u.northwestern.edu

Claudia Lopez-Hernandez

Christina LoTempio

Christina LoTempio
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Recovering a Shared Critique: Arendt and Adorno on Capitalist Culture
  • Dissertation Committee: Mary Dietz (chair), James Farr, Loubna El Amine
  • E-mail:  christinalotempio2013@u.northwestern.edu

Jahara "Franky" Matisek

Jahara "Franky" Matisek
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: The Development of Strong Militaries in Africa: The Role of History and Institutions
  • Dissertation Committee: Will , Marina Henke, and Paul Staniland (University of Chicago)
  • E-mail:  JaharaMatisek2018@u.northwestern.edu

Gde Metera

Gde Metera

Evgeniia Mikriukova

Ivonne Montes Diaz

Ivonne Montes Diaz

Sarah Moore

Aulia Nastiti

Alexandra Neame

Matthew Nelsen

Matthew Nelsen

Audrey Nicolaides

Audrey Nicolaides

Shaul Notkin

Shaul Notkin

Salih Nur

Salih Nur
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: The Legacies of Liberation: Critical Junstures and Regime Development in Post-liberation Africa [working title]
  • E-mail:  SalihNur2020@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, Hussein Ali Agrama (University of Chicago)
  • E-mail:  moraby@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
  • E-mail:  davidpeyton@u.northwestern.edu

Michael Povilus

Michael Povilus

Sabina Satriyani Puspita

Sabina Satriyani Puspita

Kumar Ramanathan

Kumar Ramanathan

Muhammad Ridha

Muhammad Ridha

Jacob Rothschild

Jacob Rothschild

Zhihang Ruan

Zhihang Ruan

M. Christopher Sardo

M. Christopher Sardo
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Contested Responsibility: Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Responsibility
  • Dissertation Committee: Lars Tønder (Chair); Jacqueline Stevens, Mark Alznauer, Michael Loriaux
  • 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 (tentative)
  • Dissertation Committee: Benjamin Page (Chair), Daniel Galvin, Laurel Harbridge, Chloe Thurston
  • E-mail:  WangqingShan2016@u.northwestern.edu

Yixue Shao

Caroline De Lima E Silva

Caroline De Lima E Silva

Warren Snead

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
  • E-mail:  swati@u.northwestern.edu

Noah Stengl

Noah Stengl

Mara Suttmann-Lea

Mara Suttmann-Lea
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods
  • Dissertation Title: “Convenience at a Cost: The Unintended Consequences of Early Voting.”
  • Dissertation Committee: Daniel Galvin (chair), James Druckman, Traci Burch, James Mahoney
  • 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
  • E-mail:  rachelvsweet@u.northwestern.edu

Andrew Thompson

M. Lena Trabucco

Julia Valdes

Julia Valdes

Brianna White

Brianna White

Andrene Wright

Andrene Wright

Reymundo Zambrano

Justin Zimmerman