Recent Ph.D. Placements

The following list demonstrates the types of jobs our graduating Ph.D. students have earned over the past decade in academia, as well as in think-tanks, government, and the private sector.

Tenure-Track Academic Positions (Year Started):

Sarah Cate, University of Southern Mississippi (2016)

Emmerich Davies, Harvard University (2016)

Andy Levin, Connecticut College (2016)

Daniel Moak, Ohio University (2016)

Elspeth Wilson, Franklin & Marshall College (2016)

Joshua Darr, Louisiana State University (2015)

Kimberly Fields, Valparaiso University (2015)

Ian Hartshorn, University of Nevada, Reno (2015)

Murad Idris, University of Virginia (2015) 

Mara Cecilia Ostfeld, University of Michigan (2015)

Rebecca Padot, Misericordia University (2015)

Thea Riofrancos, Providence College (2015)

David Bateman, Cornell University (2014)

Meral Ugur Cinar, Bilkent University, Turkey (2014)

Allison Evans, Western New Mexico University (2014)

Stephan Stohler, State University of New York, Albany (2014)

Barbara Elias, Bowdoin College (2013)

Dalei Jie, Peking University (2013)

Emily Thorson, George Washington University (2013)

Timothy Weaver, University of Louisville (2013)

Rosella Cappella, Boston University (2012)

Anne-Marie D’Aoust, Universite du Quebec a Montreal (2012) 

Willie Gin, Xavier University of Louisiana (2012)

Sarah Salwen, Elon University (2012)

Ryan Grauer, University of Pittsburgh (2011)

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Princeton University (2010)

David Karpf, Rutgers University (2010; now at George Washington University)

Kaija Schilde, Boston University (2010)

Nori Katagiri, Air War College (2010)

David Faris, Roosevelt University (2010)

Peter Funke, University of South Florida (2010)

Stefan Heumann, University of Northern Colorado (2009; now at the US State Department)  

Heon Joo Jung, Indiana University (2008)

Jane Gordon, Temple University (2008; now at University of Connecticut) 

Graham Dodds, Concordia University (2007)

Yongshik Bong, American University (2007) 

Ed Webb, Dickinson College (2007)

Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith College (2007)

Vikash Yadav, Hobart and William Smith College (2007)

Catherine Wilson, Villanova University (2007)

Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2006) 

Michelle Commercio, University of Vermont (2006) 

Dan Miodownik, Hebrew University Jerusalem (2005)    

Robert Watkins, Columbia College, Chicago (2006)

Justin Wert, University of Oklahoma (2005)

Jason Kirk, Virginia Military Institute  (2005; now at Elon University)

Joseph Mink, New College of Florida (2005; now at Hobart and William Smith College)

Ferdous Jahan, University of Dhaka (2005)


Post-Doctoral Positions:

Alex Garlick, Congressional Fellow at the American Political Science Association (2016)

Ellen Donnelly, University of Pennsylvania Post-doctoral Fellow (2016)

Başak Taraktaş, Northwestern University Buffet Institute Post- Doctoral Fellowship (2016)

Evan Perkoski, Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2015)

Chloe Bakalar, Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University (2015)

 Jurgen Reinhoudt, Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2014)

Thea Riofrancos, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (2014)

Murad Idris, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University (2014)

David Bateman, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University (2013-2014) 

Mara Cecilia Ostfeld, Just Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2013)

Tim Junio, CISAC Pre-Doc/Post-Doc Fellowship, Center for International Security and Collaboration, Stanford University (2012-2014)

Rosella Cappella, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College (2012) 

Anne-Marie D’Aoust, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Carleton University, Canada (2011)

Marton Markovitz, Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania (2010)

Dave Karpf, Taubman Center for Public Policy, Brown University (2009)

Willie Gin, U.S. Studies Center, University of Sydney (2009) 

Think Tank, Administrative, and Private Sector Positions:

Chris Russell, United States State Department (2014)
Alex Channer, Political Consultant and Translator, Kosovo (2012)

Eric Trager, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (2012)

Lia Howard, Critical Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania (2011)

Todor Enev, Senior Analyst, PriceSpective (2011)

Wendy Ginsberg, Congressional Research Service (2011)

Eric Hoyer, University of South Florida (2011)

Praveen Chaudhry, Indian Development Foundation (2010)  

Wambui Mwangi, Generation Kenya (2008)

Tristan Mabry, Naval Postgraduate School (2008)

Kimberly A. Fitch, Gallup Organization (2008) 

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