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Graduate Students on the Job Market

Graduate Students on the Job Market

Graduate Students on the Job Market

The following current and former students are seeking academic appointments. Penn State’s political science Ph.D. students have been placed at some of the top institutions in the U.S.

Student
Research Interests
Committee
Brandon Bolte
International relations, civil war, rebel groups, methods
Douglas Lemke, Bumba Mukherjee, James Piazza, Kidane Mengisteab
Muhammed Cifci
International relations, IPE, data science
Bumba Mukherjee, Bruce Desmarais, Burt Monroe, Charles Seguin
Nguyen Huynh
International relations, IPE, populism
Bumba Mukherjee, Vineeta Yadav, Boliang Zhu, Bee Y. Robert
Mikaela Karstens
International relations, civil war, civilian victimization
Douglas Lemke, Bumba Mukherjee, Christopher Zorn, Carleen Maitland
Megan Kennedy
American politics, gender and politics, state politics
Michael Nelson, Lee Ann Banaszak, Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Melissa Wright
Sangyeon Kim
American politics, social media, contentious politics, data science
Bruce Desmarais, Kevin Munger, Cyanne Loyle, Charles Segiun
Taegyoon Kim
American politics, social media, contentious politics, data science
Bruce Desmarais, Kevin Munger, Cyanne Loyle, Diane Felmlee
Boyoon Lee
Comparative politics, immigration and migration, East Asia
Matthew Golder, Bruce Desmarais, Boliang Zhu, Jonathan Abel, Charles Crabtree
Jia Li
Comparative politics, autocracy, political institutions, East Asia
Joseph Wright, Vineeta Yadav, Bumba Mukherjee, Boliang Zhu, Syed Nageeb Ali
Kellan Ritter
International relations, civil conflict, civilian victimization, state formation
Douglas Lemke, Bumba Mukherjee, Roseanne McManus, Charles Seguin
Caner Simsek
Comparative politics, personalist regimes, Middle Eastern politics
Joseph Wright, Bruce Desmarais, Vineeta Yadav, Runze Li
Michael Soules
International relations, civil war, terrorism
James Piazza, Douglas Lemke, Bumba Mukherjee, James Dillard
Seth Warner
American politics, affective polarization, race and politics, public policy
Eric Plutzer, Suzanna Linn, Ray Block, Daniel DellaPosta
Christopher Willis
International relations, civil war, civilian victimization
James Piazza, Cyanne Loyle, Douglas Lemke, Richard Felson

Placement Coordinator

Roseanne McManus
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
(814) 865-4476
Areas of Interest:
  • International Relations