PhD Student Profiles

PhD Student Profiles
Political Science

Samantha Byrnes

Research Interests:

  • Public Law
  • Law and Society
  • Social Movements 

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Shrijna Dixon

Research Interests:

  • Party political ideologies and their implications in domestic and international politics

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Ashari Cahyo Edi

Research Interests:

  • Policy process politics
  • NGO advocacy
  • Indonesia studies

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Samuel Eisenkraft

Research Interests:

  • Religion
  • Insurgency
  • Democratization

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Amalini Fernando

Research Interests:

  • Digital privacy policy
  • Information policy
  • Privacy on the Internet
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emerging digital technologies​​​

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Wilson Han

Research Interests:

  • China's foreign direction investment (FDI)
  • Loan and other spending activities
  • China-US relationships
  • Great power politics
  • Chinese domestic politics

Contact: [email protected]
 

M. Monica Parada Hernández

Research Interests:

  • Agrarian Justice
  • Rural Development
  • Justice Institutions
  • Women and Gender
  • Democracy
  • Transitional Justice

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Karina P Indrasari

Research Interests:

  • Terrorism
  • Radicalization
  • Social Movements
  • Migrant Workers
  • Southeast Asia

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Poyung Lin

Research Interests:

  • Alliance politics
  • International security
  • East Asian security

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Connor Moran

Research Interests:

  • Political Discourse
  • Democratic Theory
  • Agonistic Pluralism
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Jürgen Habermas

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Kaubin Neupane

Research Interests:

  • Climate Change and Migration
  • Research Methodology

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Johann Poehlmann

Research Interests:

  • Political Economy

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Farzin Shargh

Research Interests:

  • Middle East Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Women’s Rights and Women’s Movements
  • Politics of the LGBT+
  • Identity Politics

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Charmaine N. Willis

Research Interests:

  • East/Southeast Asia
  • US base politics
  • International security
  • Contentious politics
  • Civil society
  • Political violence
  • Pedagogy
  • Qualitative methods 

Contact: [email protected]   CV   Personal Website

 

Oğulcan Yıldırım

Research Interests:

  • Foreign Policy Decision Making
  • Energy Security (Nuclear Energy)

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Public Administration and Policy

Tzuhao Chen

Research Interests:

  • Government IT innovation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cross-boundary information sharing
  • Sustainable Smart Cities

Contact: [email protected]   CV


Dina Maloney DeCarlo

Research Interests:

  • Public policy
  • Policy analysis
  • Health policy

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Zong-Xian Huang

Research Interests:

  • Public Management

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Moontae Hwang

Research Interests:

  • School District and Local Government Financial Autonomy
  • State Aid
  • Property Tax
  • Quantitative Methodology

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Miyeun Jung

Research Interests:

  • Social policy
  • Policy evaluation
  • Child and Family policy
  • Family demography

Contact: [email protected]

 

Soyun Jeong

Research Interests:

  • Social policy
  • Health policy
  • Social safety nets

Contact: [email protected]

 

Heeun Kim

Research Interests:

  • Health Equity
  • Policy Analysis
  • Policy Implementation
  • Causal Methods
  • Mixed-Method

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Jisang Kim

Research Interests:

  • Accountability
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Policing
  • Quantitative Methods

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Patrick Schumacher

Research Interests:

  • Medicaid program
  • Long-term care and aging

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Ju-Ying Yang 

Research Interests:

  • Energy Policy 

Contact: [email protected]   Personal Website

 

Criminal Justice

Linda Balcarová

Research Interests:

  • Biometrics
  • Criminological theory
  • Immigration and international crime
  • Law Enforcement Policing
  • Survey research methods
  • Quantitative methods

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Li-Chen Chu

Research Interests:

  • Deterrence and Criminal Policy
  • Offender Decision Making
  • Violence and Suicide
  • Comparative Criminology

Contact: [email protected]   CV   Personal Website

 

Justin Clayton

Research Interests:

  • Abolition
  • Inequality
  • Mixed Methods

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Guillermo J. Escaño

Research Interests:

  • Crime and Violence in Latin America
  • Organized Criminal Groups
  • Effects of Social Structural Factors on Homicide
  • Urban Criminology/ Sociology
  • Drug Policy

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Yichao Gao

Research Interests:

  • Spatial Analysis of Crime and Criminal Behavior
  • Investigative Psychology
  • Prison Environment and Prisoner Reentry
  • Understanding Crime and Criminal Behavior from Biological and Psychological Perspectives

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Shaina Herman

Research Interests:

  • Crime decision-making
  • Morality and criminal choice
  • Context and criminal choice
  • Criminological theory
  • Survey research methods
  • Novel methodologies for testing criminological theory

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Beau Holladay

Research Interests:

  • Police officer decision making
  • Police legitimacy
  • Criminal justice policy

Contact: [email protected]  

 

James Hubbell

Research Interests:

  • Decision-Making
  • Violence Prevention
  • Homicide/Parricide

Contact: [email protected]   CV   Personal Website

 

Stefan Ivanov

Research Interests:

  • Mass Incarceration
  • Punishment & Inequality
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Public Opinion

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Hilary Jackl

Research Interests:

  • Reentry
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Higher Education in Prison
  • Ethnography & Qualitative Methods

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Byunggu Kang

Research Interests:

  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Public Health

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Matthew Kijowski

Research Interests:

  • Offender decision-making
  • Criminological theory
  • Quantitative methods
  • Research design

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Benjamin Kuettel

Research Interests:

  • Drug Policy
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Life-course Perspective

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Stefana E. LoTempio

Research Interests:

  • Mass Shootings
  • School Shootings
  • Mass Killings

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Colleen D. Mair

Research Interests:

  • Policy impact analysis
  • Female incarceration
  • Interrupted time series

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Jacob Montgomery

Research Interests:

  • Offender Decision Making
  • Peer Interaction
  • Public Opinion
  • Restorative Justice

Contact: [email protected]  

 

Oona Newman

Research Interests:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Recidivism
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Violent Crime

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Rachel Novick

Research Interests:

  • Race and crime
  • Desistance
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Mixed methods

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Baruch Rainey

Research Interests:

  • Identity and Inequality
  • Antisemitism
  • Youth Justice
  • Queer Criminology

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

JeeWon Ryu

Research Interests:

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile Justice Policy
  • Juvenile Delinquency

Contact: [email protected]  

 

Nathaniel Schutten

Research Interests:

  • Gun ownership, gun control, and gun attitudes
  • Public opinion about criminal justice policy and correctional reform
  • Survey Methodology and Experimental Design

Contact: [email protected]   CV   Personal Website

 

Caitlin Udas

Research Interests:

  • Victimology
  • Crime in Media

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Megan Mae Willows

Research Interests:

  • Gender & Violence
  • Feminist Criminology
  • Survivorship
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Gender & Migration 

Contact: [email protected]   CV

 

Sishi Wu

Research Interests:

  • Death penalty
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Law
  • Policy

Contact: [email protected]   CV   Personal Website