Job Market Candidates

Below is an alphabetical list of Ph.D. students and recent graduates currently on the job market. Please feel free to contact them, their advisors, or the Director of Graduate Studies, Rikhil Bhavnani, for additional information.

Levi Bankston

Ph.D. Candidate: American Politics

Email: lbankston@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

Campaigns, Elections, Political Behavior, Voter Data, Digital Media, and Political Communication

Dissertation Title

“Campaign Strategy in an Age of Information Abundance: Data-driven Campaigning for the U.S. House”

References

Philip Bunn

Ph.D. Candidate: Political Theory

Email: pbunn@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

Politics and Technology, Politics and Literature, Liberalism, Adam Smith, Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill

Dissertation Title

“The Heart of a Machine: Technological Threats to Liberty”

References

Richard Avramenko, Dan Kapust, Michelle Schwarze

Jiaqi Lu

Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics

Email: jackie.lu@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

Energy transition, climate politics, policy network, international climate governance, China and India

Dissertation Title

“Decarbonizing the Dragon: Policy Communities and the Power of Networks”

References

Yoshiko Herrera (co-chair), Gregory Nemet (co-chair), David Weimer, Yuhua Wang

Andrew McWard

Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations

Email: amcward@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

International institutions and organizations, the domestic politics of international cooperation, nonstate actors in global governance, American foreign policy, alliance formation, human rights.

Dissertation Title

“Allies of Convenience: How NGOs and the United States Cooperate to Control Intergovernmental Organizations”

References

Lisa Martin (chair), Mark Copelovitch, Tana Johnson, Jon Pevehouse, Jessica Weeks

Yumi Park

Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations

Email: yumi.park@wisc.eduCV | Website | Google Scholar

Research interests

International Political Economy, Financial Market Development, Politics of Trade and Finance, Bank Lobby, Network Science

Dissertation title

“Varieties of Globalization: Trade Openness, Bank Lobbying, and the Political Economy of Financial Liberalization”

References

Mark Copelovitch, Lisa Martin, Jon Pevehouse, Jessica Weeks

Jingyuan (Juan) Qian

Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics | Political Methodology

Email: juan.qian@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

Authoritarian Political Institutions, Chinese Politics, Formal Theory

Dissertation Title

“Statebuilding by Campaign: Regime Consolidation, Bureaucratic Compliance, and Political Control in Modern China”

Marcy Shieh

Ph.D. Candidate: American Politics

Email: mshieh2@wisc.edu | CV | Website

Research Interests

Judicial elections, judicial selection methods, judicial decision-making, campaigns, text analysis, and survey experiments.

Dissertation Title

“The Impact of Campaigns and Elections on the Behavior of State Supreme Court Justices”

References

Ryan Owens, Eleanor Powell, Adeline Lo, Alexander Tahk

Timothy Tennyson

Ph.D. Candidate: Political Theory | American Politics

Email: ttennyson@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

History of Political Thought, Civic Education, Early-Modern Liberalism, Contemporary Liberal Education

Dissertation Title

“Fostering Freedom: Judgment in Early-Modern Liberal Educational and Political Thought”

Recent Graduates on the Job Market

Caileigh Glenn

Ph.D. in Political Science (August 2022)

International Relations | Comparative Politics

Email: caileigh.glenn@wisc.edu | Website | CV

Research Interests

Economic statecraft, international organizations, and foreign policy

Dissertation Title

“The Financialization of Foreign Policy: Targeted Financial Sanctions and Government Response”

References

Jon Pevehouse, Mark Copelovitch, Lisa Martin, Jessica Weeks

David Greenwood-Sanchez

Ph.D. in Political Science (August 2022)

Comparative Politics | International Relations

Email: greenwoodsan@wisc.edu

Research Interests

David’s dissertation research examines the politics of genetically modified crops in Mexico and Peru, and focuses on the national identity dimensions of regulation.

Dissertation Title

“Biodiversity and Global Agricultural Markets: A Comparative Analysis of GMO Regulation in Mexico and Peru”

Devin Judge-Lord

Ph.D. Political Science (August 2021)

American Politics | Political Methodology

Email: DevinJudgeLord@FAS.Harvard.edu | Website | Twitter | CV

Research Interests

Bureaucratic Policymaking, Social Movements, Lobbying, Science in Politics, Property Law, Private Authority, Environmental Policy, Text Analysis

Dissertation Title

“Public Pressure Campaigns and Bureaucratic Policymaking”

References

Susan YackeeEleanor Neff Powell, David WeimerDaniel Carpenter (Harvard), Benjamin Cashore (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)

Anton Shirikov

Ph.D. in Political Science (May 2022)

Comparative Politics | Political Methodology

Email: as6859@columbia.edu | Website | Twitter | CV

Research Interests

Propaganda, Disinformation, Media and Politics, the Politics of Post-Communism, Russia, Experiments

Dissertation Title

“How Propaganda Works: Political Biases and News Credibility in Autocracies”

References

Yoshiko M. Herrera, Scott Gehlbach, Rikhil Bhavnani

Delgerjargal (Degi) Uvsh

Ph.D. in Political Science (October 2020)

Comparative Politics | International Relations | Advanced Statistical Methods

Email: duvsh@CougarNet.UH.edu| Website | CV

Research Interests

Regime transition and persistence, sources of changes in institutions, the political economy of natural resources and the environment, Post-Soviet politics, quantitative and qualitative methods, Mongolian politics

Dissertation Title

“Reversal of the ‘Resource Curse’? Negative Revenue Shocks and Development in Russia and Beyond”

References

Scott Gehlbach, Yoshiko Herrera, Rikhil Bhavnani; Teaching reference: Mark Copelovitch

Chagai M. Weiss

Ph.D. in Political Science (August 2022)

Comparative Politics | International Relations

Email: cmweiss3@wisc.edu | Website | Twitter | CV

Research Interests

Examining how institutions and the people within them shape intergroup relations in divided societies. He is also working on several projects examining the effects of scalable interventions for prejudice reduction, the electoral effects of conflict, the institutional origins of partisan polarization, and experimental methods.

Dissertation Title

“Prejudice Reduction at Scale: How Institutional Inclusion Reduces Social Exclusion”

References

Rikhil Bhavnani, Yoshiko Herrera, Nadav Shelef, Jonathan Renshon