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.

Jen Doherty Doherty, Jennifer
FIELDS OF STUDY: CP, Research Methods
DISSERTATION: Differentiated Distribution for Authoritarian Stability in Ethnically-Divided Countries
COMMITTEE: Henry Hale (Chair), Eric Kramon, Michael Miller
CURRICULUM VITAE
Miles Murphy Evers
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, Research Methods
DISSERTATION: Defending the Private Interest: Corporate Power in US Foreign Policy, 1900-2018
COMMITTEE: Martha Finnemore (Chair), Henry Farrell, Eric Grynaviski
CURRICULUM VITAE
Aleksandr Fisher
FIELDS OF STUDY: 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
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
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: CP, 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
Daisuke Minami Minami, Daisuke
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
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
Elizabeth Pertner Pertner, Elizabeth
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
Mara Pillinger Pillinger, Mara
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, Political Theory
DISSERTATION: Re-fit for Purpose?: Organizational Reform in Global Health Partnerships
COMMITTEE: Martha Finnemore (Chair), Michael Barnett, Henry Farrell
CURRICULUM VITAE
Annelle Sheline
Sheline, Annelle
FIELDS 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
FIELDS OF STUDY: IR, CP
DISSERTATION: The Strong Power of Weak Commitment: Treaty Ratification and Reservation Removal in the Service of Human Rights
COMMITTEE: James Lebovic (Chair), Henry Farrell, Yonatan Lupu
CURRICULUM VITAE
Julian Waller Waller, Julian
FIELDS OF STUDY: CP, Research Methods
DISSERTATION: Beyond the Rubber Stamp: Explaining Parliamentary Activity in Electoral Authoritarianism
COMMITTEE: Henry Hale (Chair), Michael Miller, Adam Ziegfeld
CURRICULUM VITAE