Hiring a GW Ph.D.

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. The individuals who are on the market this year reflect this commitment. As you will see, many of them have 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, our director of graduate placement, or any of our faculty members if you have questions about any of our candidates.

See-Won Byun
FIELDS OF STUDY: CP, IR
DISSERTATION: Domestic-International Linkages on China's Periphery: The Foreign Economic Liberalization of China's Inland Border Regions (2000-2015)
COMMITTEE: David Shambaugh (chair), Susan Sell, Mike Mochizuki, Stephen Kaplan

CURRICULUM VITAE
Jon 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
Jeannette Haynie
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, Research Methods

DISSERTATION: Canaries in Coal Mines: Does Gender Inequality Enable Domestic Terrorism?
COMMITTEE: Alexander Downes (chair), Kimberly Morgan, Elizabeth Saunders
CURRICULUM VITAE

Clinton Jenkins
FIELDS OF STUDY: AP, Research Methods
DISSERTATION: A Tale of Two Families: The Intergenerational Transmission of Political Attitudes in Modern Politics
COMMITTEE: Danny Hayes (chair), John Sides, Corrine McConnaughy
Michael Joseph
Joseph, Michael
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, Research Methods
DISSERTATION: More Talk, Less Action: Why Costless Diplomacy Works During Power Transitions
COMMITTEE: Charles Glaser (Chair), Alexander Downes, Michael Miller, Yonatan Lupu
CURRICULUM VITAE
Abboud Kayyali
FIELDS OF STUDY: Comparative Politics, IR
DISSERTATION: Why Parties in Morocco? Political Party Development under Monarchy 
COMMITTEE: Nathan Brown (Chair), Henry Hale, Sarah Binder
SeokJoon Kim
Kim, SeokJoon
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, Research Methods
DISSERTATION: Do Costly Signals Matter? : Survey Experiments on the Public's Attitudes
COMMITTEE: Alex Downes (Chair), Charles Glaser, Eric Lawrence 
CURRICULUM VITAE
Diogo Lemos

Lemos, Diogo
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, CP
DISSERTATION: The Politics of Unmixing: Riots, Segregation and Votes in India
COMMITTEE: Emmanuel Teitelbaum (chair), Henry Hale, Irfan Nooruddin (Georgetown)
CURRICULUM VITAE

Seung Joon Paik
Paik, Seung Joon
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, CP
DISSERTATION: Territorial Changes, the Prospect of Victory. and Civilian Victimization
COMMITTEE: Alexander Downes (chair), Evgeny Finkel, Michael MIller
CURRICULUM VITAE
Annelle Sheline
Sheline, Annelle
FIELD OF STUDY: CP, IR
DISSERTATION: Branding Islam: The Strategic Use of Official Religious Discourse
COMMITTEE: Nathan Brown (chair), Marc Lynch, Harris Mylonas, Henry Hale
CURRICULUM VITAE
Chana Solomon-Schwartz
Solomon-Schwartz, Chana
FIELD OF STUDY: IR, CP
DISSERTATION: The Strong Power of Weak Commitments: Ratification and Reservations in the Service of Human Rights
COMMITTEE: James Lebovic (chair), Henry Farrell, Yonatan Lupu
CURRICULUM VITAE
Scott Weiner
Weiner, Scott
FIELD OF STUDY: CP
DISSERTATION: Enduring Authority: Kinship, State Formation, and Resource Distribution in the Arab Gulf
COMMITTEE: Nathan Brown (Chair), Marc Lynch, Henry Hale
CURRICULUM VITAE
Jackson Woods
Woods, Jackson 
FIELDS OF STUDY: CP, IR
DISSERTATION: Online Foreign Policy Discourse in Contemporary China: Netizens, Nationalism, and the New Media
COMMITTEE: Bruce Dickson (Chair),  Henry Farrell, Charles Glaser, David Shambaugh
CURRICULUM VITAE