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

Denzel Avant

Denzel Avant

Miruna Barnoschi

Rodrigo Barrenechea

Rodrigo Barrenechea

Abdeta Beyene

Marco Bocchese

Mariana Borges

Mariana Borges

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 Committee: Mary Dietz (Chair), Sara Monoson, Alvin Tillery
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 111
  • E-mail:  lucycane2015@u.northwestern.edu

Gent Carrabregu

Gent Carrabregu
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Dissertation Title: Justification and Application: 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

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: Aristotle on Happiness and Political Activity
  • Dissertation Committee: S. Sara Monoson, Mary G. Dietz, Richard Kraut, 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

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

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

Kevin Levay

Kevin Levay
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: James N. Druckman, Reuel Rogers, Traci Burch, Leslie McCall
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 231
  • 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 [working title]
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (chair), Stephen C. Nelson, 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: The Politics of Responsibility after Nietzsche: Debt, Revaluation, and the Moral World-Order
  • 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 Committee: Benjamin I. Page (Chair); Daniel J. Galvin; Laurel M. Harbridge
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 105
  • E-mail:  shan.polsci@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):  Political Theory; International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: Private Sovereigns: Contested Authority and State Power
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd, Hendrik Spruyt, Mary Dietz, Jim Mahoney, 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 Committee: Daniel J. Galvin (chair), James N. Druckman, Traci Burch
  • 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