Hire a GW PhD

In recent years, the George Washington University has made a large investment in the Political Science Department and its commitment to training graduate students for research and teaching careers. Our recent graduates reflect this commitment, with many having published in leading journals, presented papers at professional meetings and secured a variety of fellowships and awards. We are confident that these ABDs and recent PhDs have bright political science futures. We hope you will consider hiring one of them.

Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Danny Hayes, director of graduate placement, or any faculty member with questions about candidates.

Murphy Evers

  • Fields of Study: International Relations (IR), Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Defending the Private Interest: Corporate Power in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1900-18
  • Committee: Martha Finnemore (Chair), Henry Farrell, Eric Grynaviski
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Aleksandr Fisher

  • Fields of Study: Comparative Politics (CP), Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Manufacturing Dissent: Assessing the Micro-Level Effects of International Propaganda
  • Committee: Henry Hale (Chair), Danny Hayes, Michael Miller, Rachel Stein
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Lillian Frost

  • Fields of Study: CP, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Beyond Citizenship: Protracted Refugees and the State
  • Committee: Nathan Brown (Chair), Marc Lynch, Henry Hale, Harris Mylonas
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Danielle Gilbert

  • Fields of Study: CP, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: The Logic of Coercive Kidnapping
  • Committee: Alex Downes (chair), Evgeny Finkel, Cynthia McClintock
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Jonathan Hack

  • Fields of Study: AP, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: The Semisoverreign Courts: An Exploration of Judicial Selection Mechanisms and Institutional Independence
  • Committee: Sarah Binder (Chair), Brandon Bartels, Paul Wahlbeck
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Cory Maks-Solomon

  • Fields of Study: AP, Public Policy, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Corporate Social Justice Warriors? The Causes and Consequences of Corporate Political Activity on Social Issues
  • Committee: Sarah Binder (Chair), Eric Lawrence, Elizabeth Rigby
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Daisuke Minami

  • Fields of Study: IR, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Clash of Identities: Interstate Enmities in the Asia-Pacific
  • Committee: Eric Grynaviski (Chair), Mike Mochizuki, Michael Barnett, Charles Glaser
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Elizabeth Pertner

  • Fields of Study: CP, IR
  • Dissertation: Media Moguls and Political Patrons: Democratization and Media Freedom in Turkey
  • Committee: Henry Hale (Chair), Nathan Brown, Harris Mylonas
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Aparna Ravi

  • Fields of Study: IR, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Rising Multinationals: The Political Economy of Outward Investment in Developing Countries
  • Committee: Nathan Jensen (co-chair), Stephen Kaplan (co-chair), Emmanuel Teitelbaum, David Szakonyi
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Julian Waller

  • Fields of Study: CP, Research Methods
  • Dissertation: Beyond the Rubber-Stamp: Explaining Legislative Activity in Electoral Authoritarianism
  • Committee: Henry Hale (Chair), Mike Miller, David Szakonyi
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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