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Graduate Student List

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Huseyin Alptekin

Graduate student

halptekin@gmail.com  |  BATTS 1.118

Education   

MA in Government (UT Austin), MA in International Relations (Koc University), BA in Business Administration & International Relations (Beykent University)

Interests

  Ethnic politics, theories of nationalism, politics of immigration, Turkish politics, Bulgarian politics, politics of Cyprus

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Giorleny Altamirano Rayo

Graduate student

g.altamirano@utexas.edu

Education   

J.D., Law; LL.M., Law, Universidad Americana (Nicaragua); Vanderbilt University Law School

Interests

  Human rights, ethnic politics, and territorial politics. Formal and informal institutions. Mixed-method research. Emphasis on cases in Latin America.

Joseph Amick

Graduate student

joe.amick@gmail.com

Education   

BA in Political Studies, Pitzer College, MPA in International Public Policy, New York University

Interests

  Political Economy, Political Methodology, Public Goods Provision

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Caitlin Andrews

Graduate student

caitlinandrews125@gmail.com

Education   

B.A., History/Political Science, 2009, Colorado College

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Latin America, Democratization, Political Culture, Institutional Development, Peronism

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Brendan Apfeld

Graduate student

brendan.apfeld@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A., Political Science, 2010; M.Ed., 2012, University of Notre Dame
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Brandon Archuleta

Graduate student

brandonjarchuleta@utexas.edu

Education   

M.P.Aff., International Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2014, B.S., American Politics, United States Military Academy, West Point, 2006

Interests

  Defense Policy, National Security Policy, American Grand Strategy, U.S. Foreign Policy, Diplomtic History, and Veterans' Policy

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Alec Arellano

Graduate student

alec.arellano88 [at] gmail [dot] com

Education   

BA, Political Science, Colorado College

Interests

  Political theory

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Ayca Arkilic

Graduate student

ayca.arkilic@utexas.edu, ayca.arkilic@gmail.com

Education   

MA in European Politics (Lund University), MA in Political Science (Central European University), BA in International Relations (Dokuz Eylul University)

Interests

  Religion and Politics, Political Islam, Immigration, Democratization, European Politics, Middle Eastern Politics

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Roberto Armijo

Graduate student

rbak@utexas.edu

Education   

MA in Government, UT Austin

Interests

  Political Behavior, Spatial Theory of Voting, Political Economy.

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Omar Awapara

Graduate student

omarawaparafranco@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Political Regimes and Institutions, Latin American Politics

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Thomas Bell

Graduate student

thomas.bell@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Trinity University (TX)

Interests

  Public law, American politics, religion and politics

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Samuel Bellows

Graduate student

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Zachary Bennett

Graduate student

zachary.r.bennett@utexas.edu

Education   

A.B., Political Science, Davidson College (2011)

Interests

  History of political philosophy: classical political philosophy, liberalism and its critics, Tocqueville; Public law

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Katherine Bersch

Graduate student

kate.bersch@gmail.com

Education   

BA Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Interests

   Comparative politics, Latin America politics, political parties, political institutions, comparative public policy, and research methods.

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Joshua Blank

Graduate student

joshmblank@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

BA Political Science, Boston University

Interests

  American politics and political methodology, with a focus on political psychology, campaigns and elections, and political sophistication.

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Abby K Blass

Graduate student

ablass@utexas.edu

Education   

BA Political Science, University of Michigan

Interests

  Judicial Politics, American Politics, Comparative Politics, Constitutional Law

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James Branham

Graduate student

branham@utexas.edu

Interests

  Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Elections, Methodology

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Clare Brock

Graduate student

clarebrock@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Southwestern University

Interests

  American Politics, Public Policy, Food and Agricultural Policy, Agenda Setting, Content Analysis

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Steven Brooke

Graduate student

sbrooke@gmail.com

Interests

  Middle Eastern Politics, Democratization and Authoritarianism, Non-State Actors, Public Goods Provision, Political Violence, Qualitative Research Methods

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Lauren Brown

Graduate student

laurenbrown28@gmail.com  |  Batts 1.118

Ross Buchanan

Graduate student

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Danilo Antonio Contreras

Graduate Student

dcontreras@utexas.edu  |  (413) 597-5027

Education   

B.A., Georgetown University (2005)

Interests

  race and ethnic politics in Latin America; vote choice; political behavior; Dominico-Haitian relations; experimental and survey methods

Kody Cooper

Graduate student

kodycooper@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Kansas State University

Interests

  History of moral and political thought; contemporary liberal, early modern, and medieval political theory; constitutional law and theory; jurisprudence.

Alvaro Corral

Graduate student

alvarojcorral@gmail.com  |  famcorral@hotmail.com

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Latino Politics, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Race and Representation, Voting Behavior, Immigration Policy

John Dipietro

Graduate student

jdipietro@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

BA Political Science, Georgia Southern University (2011)

Interests

  Elections, Institutions, American Political Development, Public Policy

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Rodolfo Disi Pavlic

Graduate student

rdisi@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A. Political Science, Italian, University of Notre Dame (2011)

Interests

  Latin American Politics; Social Movements; Higher Education Policy in Latin America; International Cooperation in Latin America

Jacob Dizard

Graduate student

dizard@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA, Johns Hopkins University

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Public Law

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Dasha Djukic

Graduate student

djukic@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A. International Relations, University of Chicago; M.B.A. Northeastern Illinois University; B.A. International and Comparative Politics, Western Michigan University
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Nicholas Duggan

Graduate student

Education   

B.A, Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Santa Fe

Interests

  Political Theory, Public Law

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Rebecca Eissler

Graduate student

reissler@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A. in Political Science, Tulane University

Interests

  American Politics, Political Institutions, Public Policy

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Dana El Kurd

Graduate student

dana_kurd@msn.com

Education   

BA, University of Houston

Interests

  Political Economy, Democratization, Development, Arab World

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Kyle Endres

Graduate student

k.endres@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin; MA The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  American Politics, Methodology

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Connor Ewing

Graduate student

cmewing@utexas.edu  |  BAT 1.118

Interests

  American political thought; American political development; federalism; constitutional theory, law, and history; jurisprudence

Lewis Fallis

Graduate student

lewisfallis@yahoo.com

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Political Theory, Public Law

Sean Fern

Graduate student

sean.fern@nyu.edu

Education   

B.S., Georgetown University; J.D., NYU School of Law

Interests

  Corruption, Organized Crime, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Corporate Corruption, Brazil

Jeremy Fortier

Graduate student

Education   

B.A., M.A., University of Toronto

Interests

  history of political thought; contemporary liberalism and multiculturalism

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Rachel German

Graduate student

rachelgerman@utexas.edu

Education   

BS, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Public Policy, American Politics

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Nadine Gibson

Graduate student

nsg831@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Political Science, 2012, Virginia Tech ; BA, French Language and Literature, 2012, Virginia Tech

Interests

  Political Behavior, Voting and Elections

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Kimberly Gouz Guiler

Graduate student

kimberlyguiler@gmail.com

Education   

M.A. in Social Sciences, The University of Chicago; B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Journalism, The University of Florida

Interests

  Middle East politics, Islamist movements, political parties, religion and politics, research methodology

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John Graeber

Graduate student

johndgraeber@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

MA, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests

  Citizenship policy, immigration politics, immigrant integration, transnationalism, European politics, public attitudes toward immigration

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Laurie Graham

Graduate student

l.taylor.graham@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Skidmore College

Interests

  Political Theory, Public Law

Benjamin Hardee

Graduate student

lycosinternational@hotmail.com

Education   

BA; BS, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Public Law, Political Theory

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Peter Harris

Visiting Lecturer in Politics, Earlham College

peter@peterharris.com

Education   

MA, University of Edinburgh; MSc, University of London

Interests

  Great Power politics; International Relations theory; grand strategy; security studies; US foreign policy; British politics; transatlantic relations.

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Vincent Harris

Graduate student

vincentrharris@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Baylor University

Interests

  American Politics, International Relations

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Ariel Helfer

Graduate student

ariel.helfer@gmail.com  |  (512) 232 7241  |  Mezes 3.220

Education   

BA, Political Science, Physics, 2008, Kenyon College

Interests

  Political ambition, The natural and conventional roots of political life, Socratic philosophy, The battle of the books, Foundations of political methodology, Ancient and modern natural science

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Carly Herold

Graduate student

carly.baruh@utexas.edu

Education   

PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin, MA, University of Texas at Austin, BA, Tufts University.

Interests

   Classical Greek and Roman and early modern political philosophy; the impact of public intellectualism and science on politics; modern paternalism and republicanism; comparative constitutional law; constitutional theory; how democracies deal with non-democratic or anti-democratic elements within a polity.

Kai-Ping Huang

Graduate student

kaipingh@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, National Chengchi University; MA National Chengchi University

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Methodology

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Alexander Hudson

Graduate student

aehudson@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Pensacola Christian College; MA University of Waterloo

Interests

  Constitutional Drafting, Comparative Constitutions, State Building

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Calla Hummel

Graduate student

calla.hummel@utexas.edu

Interests

   international political economy, informal economies, collective action, repression, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay

Joanne D. Ibarra

Graduate student

joanne.ibarra@yahoo.com

Education   

BA, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  American Politics, Methodology

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Hector Ibarra-Rueda

Graduate

hector.ibarra@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Business Administration, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Political Communication, Public Policy, Political Parties, Latin America, Mexico

Anthony Ives

Graduate student

anthony.ives@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Washington and Lee; M.Ed, Arizona State University

Interests

  Classical Political Philosophy, Early Modern Political Philosophy, American Political Development, Philosophical Underpinnings of the American Founding

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Stephen Joyce

Graduate student

stephen.m.joyce@utexas.edu

Education   

M.Phil., Oxford University, St. Antony's College, M.A.L.A., St. John's College Graduate Institute, A.B., Middlebury College

Interests

  Public Law, Comparative Politics, Latin America,

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Kristin Kelly

Graduate student

kristie.kelly@gmail.com

Education   

BA, University of California, San Diego

Interests

  American Politics, Voting Behavior and Participation, Campaigns and Elections, Youth Politics, and Research Methods

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Jonathan Kinkel

PhD Candidate

jjkinkel at gmail dot com

Interests

  comparative law and politics, contemporary Chinese politics, comparative constitutionalism, socio-legal studies

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Riitta-Ilona Koivumaeki

Graduate student

riitta.ilona@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A. in Latin American Studies, UT Austin, B.A., University of Tampere, Finland

Interests

  Comparative and international political economy, international institutions, politics of natural resources, Latin American politics

Sarat Krishnan

Graduate student

Education   

BE, Bharathiar University; MS, University of Toledo; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology

Interests

  International Relations, Comparative Politics

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Jennifer E. Lamm

Graduate student

jenniferlamm@utexas.edu

Education   

Master of Arts, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  American Politics, Public Law, APD, theories of citizenship and sovereignty, military and politics

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Brian Lange

Graduate student

brianlange@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

BA in International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Interests

  Civil war, terrorism, nuclear policy, and international relations theory.

Byung-Jae Lee

Graduate student

bj.lee@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Yonsei University; MA, Yonsei University; MA, University of Washington

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Methodology

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Jonatan Lemus Avila

Graduate student

jonatan.lemus@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Government, Harvard College

Interests

  Business Politics and Political Parties

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Jonathan Lewallen

Graduate student

jlewallen@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A. Government, University of Texas-Austin 2012, B.A. Political Science, Tulane University 2004

Interests

  Information and agenda setting in the U.S. Congress; American political institutions; policy process

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Louise Liebeskind

Graduate student

janelouiseliebeskind@gmail.com  |  Bats 1.118

Education   

PhD in Government, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Ancient and early modern political philosophy

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Ilana Lifshitz

Graduate student

il2359@mail.utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Johns Hopkins University; MA, New York University; MBA, New York University

Interests

  Public Law, Methodology

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Ryan Lloyd

Graduate student

lloydr@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A., Political Science, University of Texas at Austin (2012); B.A., Political Science, Kenyon College (2010)

Interests

  Comparative political behavior, political clientelism, the Right in Latin America, Brazilian politics, political methodology

Jeffrey Loeb

Graduate student

jeff.n.loeb@gmail.com

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Comparative Politics, International Relations

Kanishka Marasinghe

Graduate student

kanishka.marasinghe@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Carleton College; MA, St. John's College

Interests

  Political Theory, Public Law

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Josiah Marineau

Graduate student

josiah.marineau@gmail.com

Education   

BA, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; MA, University of Denver

Interests

  Comparative Politics, International Relations

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Daniel McCormack

Graduate student

mccormackdm@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

BA, Oklahoma Christian University

Interests

  International Relations, Formal Theory, Methodology

Michele Meske

Graduate student

mmeske@moultoncreative.com

Education   

BA, Washington State University; JD, University of Washington; MA University of Washington

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Public Law

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John Meyer

Graduate student

johnnymeyer@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Comparative Politics; Evolutionary Psychology; Political Ethology; Qualitative Methods and Multi-Method Research; Latin America and Texas; Political Violence; Political Theater and Playwrighting; Rousseau; Military Ethics

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Kenneth Miller

Graduate student

kenmiller@utexas.edu  |  Batts Hall 1.118

Education   

MAP Applied Politics, University of Akron

Interests

  Political parties, political communication, quantitative and experimental methods

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Megan Moeller

PhD Candidate

megan.m.moeller@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

MS Statistics (2013) University of Texas, BA Political Science (2008) University of Michigan

Interests

  U.S. Congress, political methodology, American politics, public policy, gender and politics

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Peter C. Mohanty

Graduate student

pete.mohanty@utexas.edu

Interests

  Immigration, European Union, Political Theory, Ideology, Public Opinion, Quantitative Methodology

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Ashley Moran

Graduate student

amoran@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Interests

  Democratic legal and institutional reform, comparative law, rule of law

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Margaret Moslander

Graduate student

mmoslander@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Middlebury College

Interests

  Public Law, Political Theory

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Rachel Navarre

Graduate student

rnavarre@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Knox College

Interests

  Immigration policy and politics, comparative public policy, European politics, Content Analysis

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Daniel Nogueira-Budny

Graduate

d.nogueirabudny@gmail.com

Education   

MA, Georgetown University (2007); BA, Columbia University (2004)

Interests

  Political parties, Latin American politics, political institutions, and democratization

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Christina Noriega

Graduate student

crnoriega@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Philosophy and Legal Studies, Scripps College

Interests

  Constitutional theory and development, legal theory, government institutions, liberalism, religion and politics, political and moral philosophy, history of political thought

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Chima Nwachukwu

Graduate student

chimanwac@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Washington State University

Interests

  Public Law, American Politics

Daniel O'toole

Graduate student

dotoole09@cmc.edu

Education   

BA, Claremont McKenna College

Interests

  Political Theory, Public Law

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Hillel Ofek

Graduate student

hillel.ofek@gmail.com  |  Batts

Education   

B.A., Kenyon College

Interests

  Foreign policy, international relations theory, classical and modern political thought, American constitutional theory, history of science.

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Ann Orsinger

Graduate student

ann.orsinger@gmail.com

Education   

BA, St. John's College; MA, University of California, Irvine

Interests

  Political Theory, Public Law

Marco Paoli

Graduate student

marco.paoli@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, University of Toronto

Interests

  Political Theory, International Relations

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Henry Pascoe

Graduate student

hbpascoe@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, University of North Texas

Interests

  International Relations, Methodology, Game Theory

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Jerod T Patterson

Graduate student

jerod.patterson@yahoo.com

Education   

Ph.D. (ABD), M.A., University of Texas, M.Div., Wake Forest University

Interests

  Religion and politics, public policy, public opinion, survey research, theory and methods in the study of religion, civil society, civic participation, religious and faith-based organizations

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Luke Perez

Graduate student

lukemperez@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

B.A. The Ohio State University, M.A. Villanova University

Interests

  Ancient Political Thought, Augustine, International Relations Theory,

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Steven Pittz

Graduate student

stevenpittz@hotmail.com

Education   

BA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Interests

  Political Theory, International Relations

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Stoica Popa

Graduate student

stoica_cristinel_popa@utexas.edu

Education   

PhD University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Stanford University, MPP Harvard University

Interests

  Comparative Politics, International Relations

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Jessica Price

Graduate student

jjprice@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

M.A. Political Science (August 2007), A.B. International Affairs (May 2007), The University of Georgia

Interests

  Ethnic Politics; Indigenous Politics; Mexican and Latin American Politics; Protest and Social Movements; Clientelism; Minority Voting Behavior; Legal Systems and Minority Rights; Legal Reform and Crime in Latin America

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Kate Putnam

Graduate student

kate.putnam@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.102; Batts 1.118 (office hours)

Education   

B.A., International Relations, Pomona College

Interests

  Mexican and Latin American politics; campaigns, elections and political parties; executive-legislative relations; federal-state relations

Laura Rabinowitz

Graduate student

laura.rabinowitz@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A. in Government, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in Government and Philosophy, Skidmore College

Interests

  Classical political thought (especially moral and political virtue); early modern political thought; constitutional law and theory

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Nitya Rao

Graduate student

Education   

BA Political Science, Davidson College (2013)

Interests

  medieval political theory, ancient and modern natural science, Niccolò Machiavelli, the American founding, healthcare policy

Elisabeth Rennick

Graduate student

erennick@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Grinnell College

Interests

  Public Law, Public Policy

Matthew Rhodes-Purdy

PhD Candidate

matthew.rhodes.purdy@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, Political Science, Boise State University

Interests

  Political Participation, Political Behavior, Democratic Theory, Support for Democracy, Political Parties, Latin American Politics

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Gustavo Rivera

Graduate

grivera@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A. in Political Science and Peace Studies, 2007, University of Notre Dame

Interests

  Comparative politics, political psychology, experimental methods, campaign advertising, Latin American politics, Mexican politics, African politics

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Benjamin Rondou

Graduate student

Benjamin.r.rondou@gmail.com

Education   

BA, University of Colorado at Denver; AA, Defense Language Institute

Interests

  International Relations, Methodology

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Andrew Rottas

Graduate Student

andrew.rottas@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

BA, MA, The George Washington University, University of Texas-Austin

Interests

  Borders, International Migration, International Cooperation and Conflict

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Annelise Russell

Graduate student

anneliserussell8892@gmail.com

Education   

BA, University of Oklahoma

Interests

  American Politics, Public Policy, Political Institutions, Media, Communications

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Robert Shaffer

Graduate student

rbshaffer@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Comparative law, natural language processing, computational methods, environmental policy

Jobeth Shafran

Graduate student

jsurfaceshafran@gmail.com

Education   

BA, West Virginia University; MA, West Virginia University

Interests

  Public Policy, American Politics

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Ahmed Siddiqi

Graduate student

ahmedsiddiqi@utexas.edu

Education   

BA/BS, University of North Texas

Interests

  History of Political Thought

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Tony Smith

Graduate student

tlseps@gmail.com

Education   

BA in Government/Russian Language and Culture, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Methodology

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Christian Sorace

Graduate student

christiansorace@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Trinity College; MA University of Chicago

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Political Theory

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Alexandra Sowash

Graduate student

asowash@gmail.com

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Methodology

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Rachel Sternfeld

Graduate student

sternfeld@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, New York University; MSC, University of London-SOAS

Interests

  Comparative Politics, Methodology

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Andrew Stravers

Graduate student

stravers@utexas.edu  |  Batts 1.118

Education   

BA, University of Wisconsin

Interests

  International Lending; American Foreign Policy; International Political Economy; Overseas Basing Policy

Kevin E. Stuart

Graduate student

stuartsemail@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Louisiana State University & A&M College; MSC, London School of Economics

Interests

  Public Law, Political Theory

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Eric Svensen

Graduate student

ericsvensen@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A., University of Texas, Austin; B.A., University of California, San Diego

Interests

  Congress, the presidency, separation of powers, political parties, American political development, economic policy, methodology

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Mine Tafolar

Doctoral candidate

mine.tafolar@utexas.edu  |  512-947-4786

Education   

MA in Modern Turkish History; BA in Political Science & International Relations/ History (double major), Bogazici University, Istanbul

Interests

  Comparative political economy, welfare state, social policy in the Middle East and Latin America, clientelism and quality of democracy

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Joe Roberto Tafoya

Graduate student

jrtafoya@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, California State University-East Bay

Interests

  American Politics, Latino Politics, Political Behavior, and Political Methodology

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Herschel F. Thomas III

Graduate student

herschelfthomas@gmail.com

Education   

MA UT-Austin (2011), MA Penn State (2009), BA/BPHIL Penn State (2009)

Interests

  Agenda-setting, public policy processes, lobbying, interest groups

David Tomasz

Graduate student

davidtomasz@yahoo.com

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  International Relations, Comparative Politics

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Mark Verbitsky

Graduate student

mverbitsky@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, University of Alberta; MA, University of Alberta

Interests

  Rhetoric, political psychology, development of liberal natural rights doctrines, constitutional law

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Yuval Weber

Graduate student

yuvalweber@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, The University of Texas at Austin; MA, University of Chicago

Interests

  International Relations, Comparative Politics

Samuel West

Graduate student

swestb2@gmail.com

Education   

BA, Villanova University; MA, Villanova University

Interests

  American Politics, Political Theory

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Allison White

Ph.D Candidate

allison.white@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A. Politics, Occidental College; M.A. Social Sciences, The University of Chicago

Interests

  Russian elections and political parties; dominant party authoritarian regimes

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Michelle Whyman

Graduate student

michellecwhyman@gmail.com

Education   

M.A., Government, University of Texas, Austin (2011); B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, University of Washington (2009)

Interests

  American Politics, lawmaking, public policy process, legislative durability

Michelle Wolfe

Graduate student

wolfemi@utexas.edu

Education   

BA, University of Washington; MA, University of Washington

Interests

  Public Policy, Methodology

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Xuanxuan Wu

Graduate student

cxwu@utexas.edu  |  BAT 1.118

Education   

M.A. Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.Phil. Political Science, University of Hong Kong; B.A. International Politics, Peking University, China

Interests

  International security, alliances, international institutions, game theory

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