Graduate Students

Safa Al-Saeedi

Safa Al-Saeedi

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
  • 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

Owen Brown

Owen Brown

Julia Brown

Julia Brown

Javier Burdman

Javier Burdman

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), George Shulman (NYU), James Farr, Alvin Tillery
  • 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

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

Tomash Dabrowski

Andrew Day

Brian Dempsey

Sean Diament

Sean Diament

Horia Dijmarescu

Horia Dijmarescu

Christopher Dinkel

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

Ceyda Erten

Lucien Ferguson

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
  • 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
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (Chair), Karen Alter, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • 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

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 21st Century Nuclear Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (chair), James Mahoney, Wendy Pearlman, Sumit Ganguly (external)
  • 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
  • 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

Alan J. Kellner

Alan J. Kellner

Yoes C. Kenawas

Yoes C. Kenawas

Rana B. Khoury

Rana B. Khoury

Sasha Klyachkina

Sasha Klyachkina

Christa Kuntzelman

Christa Kuntzelman

Ririn Kusuma

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

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

Claudia Lopez-Hernandez

Christina LoTempio

Christina LoTempio

Heather Madonia

Heather Madonia

Jahara "Franky" Matisek

Jahara "Franky" Matisek
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Title: Differences in African Military Capacity and State Efficacy: State-Building and Foreign Aid working in Tandem?
  • Dissertation Committee: Will Reno; Marina Henke
  • E-mail:  JaharaMatisek2018@u.northwestern.edu

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)
  • 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

Aulia Nastiti

Alexandra Neame

Matthew Nelsen

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

Salih Nur

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

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
  • 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

Kumar Ramanathan

Jacob Rothschild

Jacob Rothschild

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 (tenative)
  • Dissertation Committee: Benjamin Page (Chair), Daniel Galvin, Laurel Harbridge, Chloe Thurston
  • 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
  • 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.”
  • 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
  • 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