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Our doctoral students are trained in all the main fields of the discipline and have extensive research and teaching experience. Government graduates have gone on to outstanding careers in higher education, public service, and the private sector. Again this year, we are proud to have outstanding students on the job market. Brief sketches of our placement candidates are available below. We also include their contact information. Some students maintain their own page with more detailed information regarding their preparation and strengths.

If you have questions about graduate student placement, please contact the Graduate Field Assistant, Tina Slater or the Director of Graduate Placement, Ken Roberts. If you have any questions about our Ph.D. program in general, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Sarah Kreps.

Job Market Candidates:

Elizabeth Acorn

International law, international organizations, governance of transnational corporations, anti-corruption, law and social change

ea346@cornell.edu

www.elizabethacorn.com

Nolan Bennett

American political thought, literature, prisons and punishment

nolan.bennett@georgetown.edu

› Web Page

Steffen Blings

Political Parties and Social Movements, Comparative Political Behavior, Public Opinion & Representation, Politics of Advanced Industrial Countries, European Integration

› sb632@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Audrey Comstock

International Law and Organization, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, International Cooperation

› alc249@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Amanda Cheney

International order, power politics and discourse, Asia-Pacific Security, comparative state formation, Chinese politics, Tibet 

 › ajc356@cornell.edu

Web Page

Simon Cotton

Normative Political Theory (particularly global justice, ethics in economic life, distributive justice & democratic theory); History of Political Thought; Theories of International Relations, Security & Political Economy

› src34@cornell.edu

Web Page

Sebastian Dettman

Comparative politics, political parties, elections, and subnational comparative research, with a focus on Southeast Asia

scd92@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Manfred Elfstrom

Comparative politics, China, social movements, labor, authoritarianism

manfred_elfstrom@hks.harvard.edu

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Diego Fossati

Social policy, development, democratic consolidation, multi-level governance, political parties, Southeast Asia, Indonesia

› df275@cornell.edu

Triveni Gandhi

South Asian Politics, Gender and Development, Systems of Inequality

› tg235@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez

Ethnic politics, voter behavior, representation, party systems

› mg674@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Michael Gorup

Democratic theory; American and African-American political thought; critical race theory; disobedience and resistance

› mtg63@cornell.edu

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Pinar Kemerli

Political Theory, Religion and Politics, Comparative Political Theory, Secularism, Politics and History of Turkey and the Middle East, Political Violence

› pk233@cornell.edu

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Don Leonard

International and comparative political economy of developing countries (international financial crises, natural resources), public choice (distributional politics of public goods provision), Latin America

› drl43@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Wendy Leutert

› wl239@cornell.edu 

Web Page

Thibaud Marcesse

Ethnicity, politi›cal parties, South Asian politics, politics of foreign aid (with a focus on governance and transitions)

› tbm43@cornell.edu

Web Page 

Takaaki Masaki

Political economy, political methodology, African politics, political origins of economic policy

› tm427@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Aleksandar Matovski

Authoritarian Politics and Democratization, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, Contentious Politics and Internal Conflict, the Politics of Russia, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

› am862@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Sarah Maxey

Security studies, foreign policy, domestic politics, public opinion, humanitarian intervention norms, justifications for war

 › srm265@cornell.edu

 › Web Page

Joshua Meyer-Gutbrod

Federalism,  Public Policy, Parties and Polarization, State Politics

 › jlm536@cornell.edu

 › Web Page

Jin Gon Park

Democratic theory; modern political thought; British and American political thought in the nineteenth century; politics and aesthetics

jp995@cornell.edu

Vijay Phulwani

Democratic theory; history of political thought; political realism; internationals relations

vmp35@cornell.edu

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Elizabeth Plantan

Comparative politics, international relations, authoritarianism, social movements, environmental and energy politics, Russian politics, Chinese politics

> enp27@cornell.edu

> Web Page

Catherine Reyes-Housholder

› cgr46@cornell.edu

Web Page

Rumela Sen

Comparative Politics, Political Violence, Social Movements, Political Economy of Development, South Asia

› rs723@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Frederick Harris Setzer

Middle East and North Africa, comparative politics, judicial politics, democratization and transitions, comparative law

› fhs45@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Jing Tao

International Law and Organization, Sovereignty and Territorial Disputes, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Great Powers and the International Order, China’s Foreign Policy, Chinese Politics, Asian Security and Politics

› jt265@cornell.edu

Tim Vasko

History of Political Thought; International Studies; Indigenous Studies; Africana Political Thought; Indigenous Peoples in International Politics

› tbv4@cornell.edu

Nicole Weygandt

Energy politics, resource nationalism, foreign direct investment, international and comparative political economy

› nlw39@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Martha Wilfarht

Political Economy of Development, African Politics, Politics of Social Service Delivery, Informal Institutions, Fiscal Politics

› maw299@cornell.edu

› Web Page

Wong, Diane

American politics, Asian American politics, race and ethnicity, urban politics, migration and displacement, comparative immigration, gender and sexuality, cultural and media studies, social movements, community engaged research

› dw465@cornell.edu

 

 

Placement Record

Our graduate students have secured a number of impressive academic positions. The last ten years of graduate placements are listed below.

2016-2017

  • Steffen Blings, Oberlin College*
  • Christopher Cairns, Center for Naval Analyses
  • Aileen Cardona, Pace University
  • Amanda Cheney, Lund University*
  • Audrey Comstock, Arizona State University*
  • David Cortez, Notre Dame University
  • Pinar Kemerli, University of South Florida*
  • Natalie Letsa, University of Oklahoma
  • Wendy Leutert, University of Pennsylvania*
  • Alex Matovski, Williams College*
  • Sarah Maxey, University of Pennsylvania*
  • Catherine Reyes-Housholder, Universidad Diego Portales*
  • Mariano Sanchez-Talanquer, CIDE (Department of Political Science at the Center for Economics Research and Teaching
  • Rumela Sen, Columbia University*
  • Elton Skendaj, Manchester University
  • Gregory Thaler, University of Georgia
  • Nicole Weygandt, Princeton University*

2014-2015

  • Erin Hern, College of Idaho
  • Robert Braun, Northwestern University
  • Sinja Graf, National University of Singapore
  • Igor Logvinenko, Wellesley College
  • Danielle Thomsen, Syracuse University
  • Diego Fossati, National University of Singapore*
  • Pinar Kemerli, The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics in Washington and Lee University*
  • Takaaki Masaki, College of William & Mary*
  • Aleksandar Matovski, Stanford University*
  • Martha Wilfahrt, Northwestern University*

 

 2013-2014

  • Nolan Bennett, Duke University*
  • Michael Dichio, Fort Lewis College
  • Janice Gallagher, Brown University post-doc
  • Sinja Graf, Koç University*
  • Desmond Jagmohan, Princeton University
  • Gaurav Kampani, University of Tulsa
  • Pinar Kemerli, Bard College*
  • Igor Logvinenko, Columbia University post-doc
  • Deondra Rose, Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Alexis Walker, Stetson University

2012-2013

  • Phillip Ayoub, Drexel University
  • Noelle Brigden, Marquette University
  • Simon Gilhooley, Bard University*
  • Onur Ince, Koc University
  • Ishan Joshi, Hamilton College*
  • Don Leonard, Princeton University post-doc
  • Aleksander Lust, Appalachian State
  • Lucia Seybert, American University
  • Maria Sperandei, Dartmouth University
  • Danielle Thomsen, Duke University
  • Pablo Yanguas, University of Manchester*

2011-2012

  • Kyong-Min Son, University of Delaware
  • Simon Cotton, Princeton post-doc

2010-2011

  • Gwendoline Alphonso, Fairfield University
  • Jamie Bleck, Notre Dame
  • Chia-Chen Chou, National Chengchi University
  • Jennifer Hadden, University of Maryland
  • Kristin McKie, Yale post-doc, then St. Lawrence University
  • Alison McQueen, Stanford University
  • Tsveta Petrova, Columbia University post-doc
  • Elton Skendaj, Notre Dame post-doc, then Florida Int’l University*
  • Chris Zepeda-Millan, Loyola Marymount University

2009-2010

  • Richard Bownas, University of Northern Colorado
  • Holger Kern, University of South Carolina
  • Daniel Kinderman, University of Delaware
  • Michael Miller, University of Illinois
  • Tsveta Petrova, Harvard University post-doc
  • Danielle Resnick, United Nations University post-doc

2008-2009

  • Daniel Sledge, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Ameya Balsekar, Lawrence University
  • Jennifer Erickson, Boston College
  • Holger Kern, Yale Post-Doc, then University of South Carolina
  • Karrie Koesel, University of Oregon
  • Samantha Majic, CUNY/John Jay College
  • Stephen Nelson, Northwestern University
  • Margarita Petrova, Institut Barcelona d’ Estudis Internacionals
  • Seo-Hyun Park, Lafayette College
  • Jeffrey Selinger, Bowdoin College*
  • Michelle Smith, University of Florida
  • Tariq Thachil, Yale University
  • Geoff Wallace, University of Kentucky
  • Sophia Wallace, University of Kentucky

2007-2008

  • Anuradha Chakravarty, University of South Carolina
  • Il Hyun Cho, Cleveland State University
  • Katherine Gordy, San Francisco State University
  • Jana Grittersova, University of California, Riverside
  • Stephanie Hofmann, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jai Kwan Jung, George Washington University
  • Andrew Yeo, Catholic University

2006-2007

  • Banu Bargu, The New School
  • Joe Foudy, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Tomas Larsson, University of Cambridge
  • Andrew Phillips, University of Queensland
  • Yoonho Kim, Southern Illinois University
  • Tom Raven, Syracuse University
  • Jeff Selinger, Bowdoin College

2005-2006

  • Kate Gordy, Franklin and Marshall College*
  • Dev Gupta, Carleton College
  • Mi Ji, Peking University
  • Shannon Mariotti, Rollins College
  • Barak Mendelsohn, Tel Aviv University post-doc then Haverford
  • Scott Siegel, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Yuriko Takahashi, Kobe University
  • Stephen Watts, UMASS Amherst
  • Zhang Wu, Union College

2004-2005

  • Mark Anner, Penn State University
  • April Brinkman, University of Washington*
  • Nancy Kwang Johnson, Western Illinois University
  • Olena Prokopovych, Wesleyan College
  • Thomas Raven, Syracuse University*
  • Manny Teitelbaum, George Washington University
  • Israel Waismel-Manor, University of Haifa

2003-2004

  • Brian Bow, University of Dalhousie
  • Dominique Caouette, Universite de Montreal
  • Clement Fatovic, Florida International University
  • Ulrich Krotz, Brown University
  • Hyeok Yong Kwon, Texas A&M
  • Jason Lyall, Princeton University
  • Dan Sherman, University of Puget Sound

*=Visiting position