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
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 105
  • 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
  • Office Location:  228
  • Office Hours:  Tu 11:00-1:00
  • 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

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

Tomash Dabrowski

Andrew Day

Brian Dempsey

Sean Diament

Sean Diament

Horia Dijmarescu

Horia Dijmarescu

Christopher Dinkel

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 Struggle for Recognition in World Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Ian Hurd (Chair), Karen Alter, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • E-mail:  joshua.freedman@northwestern.edu

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)
  • 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

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

Rana B. Khoury

Rana B. Khoury

Sasha Klyachkina

Sasha Klyachkina
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Dissertation Committee: Will Reno (Chair), Ana Arjona, Rachel Riedl
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 110
  • Office Hours:  F 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail:  klyachkina@u.northwestern.edu

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

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

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

Gde Metera

Gde Metera
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; Comparative Politics
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 21
  • Office Hours:  W 2:00-4:00
  • E-mail:  gde.metera@northwestern.edu

Evgeniia Mikriukova

Aulia Nastiti

Alexandra Neame

Matthew Nelsen

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

Sabina Satriyani Puspita

Sabina Satriyani Puspita

Arturo Chang Qurioz

Arturo Chang Qurioz

Kumar Ramanathan

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 (tentative)
  • Dissertation Committee: Benjamin Page (Chair), Daniel Galvin, Laurel Harbridge, Chloe Thurston
  • E-mail:  WangqingShan2016@u.northwestern.edu

Yixue Shao

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

Andrew Thompson

M. Lena Trabucco

Julia Valdes

Julia Valdes

Brianna White

Brianna White

Reymundo Zambrano

  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Office Location:  Scott Hall 228
  • Office Hours:  Tu 12:00-2:00
  • E-mail:  reymundo@u.northwestern.edu