Caleb H. Schmotter

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Caleb H. Schmotter


Major- Comparative Politics

Minor- Research Methods

Caleb is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University, where he studies the effects of government policy on identity and ethnicity in South, Central, and East Asia. His dissertation focuses on how formal, government definitions of Tamil identity in Tamil Nadu influence Tamil perceptions of group boundaries.

Prior to GW, Caleb earned an M.A. in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from American University, and both a B.A. in Politics and International Relations (double major) and B.S. in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology from Drake University. After completing his undergraduate studies, Caleb lived in Guilin, China for two years where he worked as a foreign teacher and deputy director of international staff at Guangxi Normal University.

identity, ethnicity, power

M.A. American University, International Peace & Conflict Resolution, 2018
B.A. Drake University, Politics/International Relations, 2013
B.S. Drake University, Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology, 2013