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Benjamin Beutel, MA student
American, Comparative, and International Politics, is interested in political institutions and institutional/organizational behavior.
Comparative Politics, International Relations; political and economic development in post-communist states, Russian politics, international cooperation and coalition building.
Jeremy Cynamon, PhD student
Political Theory; liberal political philosophy.
Nathan Gray, PhD program
American Politics and Political Theory; public policy, particularly US education policy.
Mika Hackner, MA student
Comparative Politics; democratization, democratic theory, party systems, and global migration.
Matthew Isaacs, Ph.D. student
Comparative Politics, International Relations; religious and ethnic politics; politics of religious institutions; political violence. firstname.lastname@example.org
Khaula Kaiser, PhD student
Comparative Politics and International Relations; comparative politics of Turkey and Pakistan, and relations between Islam and the West.
Yasser Kureshi, Ph.D. student
Comparative Politics, American Politics; judicial politics, democratization, comparative constitutionalism, South Asian politics, and Middle East politics.
Ned Littlefield, MA student
Comparative Politics and International Relations; security studies, conflict, and counter-narcotics, with a regional interest in Latin and Central America.
Victoria McGroary, Ph.D. student
Comparative Politics, International Relations; secession, territorial conflict and insurgency, ethnic conflict, and security studies.
Lan Ngo, Ph.D. student
International Relations, Comparative Politics; U.S. foreign policy, U.S. grand strategy and use of force, U.S.-China relations.
Maria Smerkovich, Ph.D. student
Comparative Politics, International Relations, ethnic conflict, nationalism, violence and revolution, post-Soviet and Middle Eastern politics.
Paul Spalletta, Ph.D. student
Political Theory, American Politics; totalitarianism and democracy, nationalism, Ancient and contemporary political philosophy, political history and just war theory.
Merima Tricic, PhD student
Comparative Politics and International Relations; political violence, ethnic politics, and terrorism, with a special interest in “Jihadi brides.”