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Alumni Publications and Placement


  • Adam Smith (Ph.D. '17) accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa.  Adam also has an article forthcoming in the journal Constellations.
  • Ned Littlefield (M.A. '17) will begin doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall.
  • Benjamin Beutel (M.A. '17) will begin doctoral work at Texas A&M in the fall.
  • Mika Hackner (M.A. '17) will enter the Politics department’s Ph.D. program as a Schusterman Center fellow in the fall.
  • Catherine Worsnop (Ph.D. '16) has accepted an Assistant Research Professorship at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland-College Park.  Cat also has an article forthcoming in the journal Global Health Governance.
  • Ryan LaRochelle (Ph.D. '16 ) accepted a position at the Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service at the University of Maine.
  • Jeffrey G. Karam (Ph.D. '16) accepted a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.  Jeffrey also published "Missing Revolution: The American Intelligence Failure in Iraq, 1958" in the journal Intelligence and National Security.
  • Karim Elkady (Ph.D. '15) has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
  • Leanna Barlow (Ph.D. '14) was appointed Dean of Silliman College at Yale University.
  • Sarah Feuer's (Ph.D. '14) book Regulating Islam: Religion and the State in Postcolonial Morocco and Tunisia is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
  • Paul Herron’s (Ph.D. '14) book Framing the Solid South: The State Constitutional Conventions of Secession, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1860-1902 was published by the University Press of Kansas.



  • Timothy McCarty (Ph.D. '11) accepted position as Assistant Professor at University of San Diego.
  • Matthew Tattar (Ph.D. '10), named Military Professor, US Naval War College.
  • Paul Herron (Ph.D. '14) Visiting Assistant Professor, Brandeis University. 
  • Eugene Kogan (Ph.D. '13) Director, American Secretaries of State Project, Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. 
  • Sarah Staszak (Ph.D. '10) published No Day in Court: Access to Justice and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment (Oxford University Press, 2015). 
  • Micah Zenko (Ph.D. '09), Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, publishes book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy


  • Ofir Abu (Ph.D. '13) was awarded the Kreitman post-doctoral fellowship at Ben Guion for the 2014-15 academic year. 
  • Jacqueline L. Hazelton (Ph.D. '11) has recently accepted a two year position as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Strategy and Policy, at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI.
  • Jonathan Snow (Ph.D. '13) will be starting a two year Visiting Assistant Professorship in International Relations at Roanoke College in Salem, VA.
  • Leanna Barlow (Ph.D. '14) has accepted a position as Senior SomerStat Analyst in the office of Mayor Joseph Curtatone, City of Somerville, MA. 
  • Paul Herron (Ph.D. '14) will be a Visiting Professor and Pre-Law Advisor at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Paul's article on slavery and state constitutional development is forthcoming in the Journal of Policy History.
  • Sarah Feuer (Ph.D. '14) has been named the Soref Fellow for 2014-15 by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, DC.


  • Eugene Kogan (Ph.D. '13) has accepted a position as Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.
  • Timothy McCarty (Ph.D. '11), Assistant Professor, University of San Diego,  has coedited Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US with Sabine von Mering, Associate Professor of German and Women's Studies and Director of the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University.
  • Sarah Staszak (Ph.D. '10) was named Robert Wood Johnson scholar at Harvard (2013-15).



  • Ehud Eiran (Ph.D. '10) spent the 2010-2011 academic year as an Associate at the  International Security Program at Harvard’s Belfer Center and will spend this upcoming year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Haifa University. 
  • Jacqueline L. Hazelton (Ph.D. ’11) has accepted a visiting assistant professorship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester.



  • Shefali Misra (Ph.D. '09) has been appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor, St. Michael's College.
  • Lili Peaslee (Ph. D. '09) has been appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor, James Madison University.