Academic Placements

Academic: Postdocs to Tenured Positions

Positions as of Fall 2022 (& initial placement, if applicable)

Christopher Blair, Ph.D. 2022 (expected), Assistant Professor at Princeton University

Gemma Dipoppa, Ph.D. 2020, Assistant Professor at Brown University (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University)

Sumitra Badrinathan, Ph.D. 2021, Assistant Professor at American University (started as Reuters Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow at Oxford University)

Evelyne Brie, Ph.D. 2021, Assistant Professor at University of Western Ontario

Siyao Li, Ph.D. 2022 (expected), Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh

Gabriel Salgado, Ph.D. 2022 (expected), Assistant Professor at Trinity College

Meghan Garrity, Ph.D. 2022 (expected), Post-Doctoral Fellow in International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard University

Nathaniel Shils, Ph.D. 2022 (expected), Post-Doctoral Fellow in Israeli Studies at University of California, Los Angeles

Katherine Rader, Ph.D. 2021, Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University (started as APSA Congressional Research Fellow)

Shira Pindyck, Ph.D. 2021, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Technology & International Security, in a joint program with the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and the Livermore & Los Alamos National Laboratories

Archana Kaku, Ph.D. 2021, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellow at Muhlenberg College

Karen Nershi, Ph.D. 2021, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Stanford Internet Observatory and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

Heather Swadley, Ph.D. 2021, Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at Swarthmore College for 2022-2023

Gregory Koutnik, Ph.D. 2020, Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College (started as Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Environmental Studies at Hamilton College)

Amber Hye-Yon Lee, Ph.D. 2020 (joint with Communications), Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ryerson University with Consortium for Electoral Democracy (C-Dem).

Brian Chao, Ph.D. 2020, Assistant Professor at Naval War College

Christopher Chiego, Ph.D. 2020, Assistant Professor at California State University Maritime Academy (started as Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College and Donald R. Beall Fellow at Naval Postgraduate School)

James Morone, Ph.D. 2020, Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University (started as Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College)

Eunji Kim, Ph.D. 2019 (joint with Communications), Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University (and Carter Family Dean's Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt, 2020-22)

Ashley Gorham, Ph.D. 2019 Assistant Professor at Hamilton College (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Center for Human Values and the School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton University)

Ruolin Su, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Vivienne Born, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University

Vicki Gilbert, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor at Wofford College (started as Visiting Assistant Professor)

Patricia Posey, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor of Political Science (& Provost’s Post-Doctoral Fellow) at University of Chicago

Javier Revelo-Rebolledo, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor at Universidad del Rosario (Colombia)

Yu Zeng, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor at Peking University

Joanna Wuest, Ph.D. 2019, Assistant Professor at Mt. Holyoke College (started as Postdoctoral Fellow in LGBT Studies at Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Princeton University)

Isabel Perera, Ph.D. 2018, Assistant Professor at Cornell University

Hyun-Binn Cho, Ph.D. 2018, Assistant Professor at College of New Jersey

Anthony Grasso, Ph.D. 2018, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University (started as Assistant Professor at U.S. Military Academy)

Juman Kim, Ph.D. 2018, Assistant Professor at Towson University (started as Visiting Professor at University of Oregon)

Max Marguiles, Ph.D. 2018, Assistant Professor at U.S. Military Academy

Jeremy Springman, Ph.D. 2018, Senior Research Associate at DevLab and Political Science Department at Duke University (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Dev Lab at Duke University)

Matthew D. Berkman, Ph.D. 2018, Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Oberlin College

Danielle Hanley, Ph.D. 2018, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Clark University (started as Visiting Professor at Rutgers University)

Matthew Kavanaugh, Ph.D. 2017, Assistant Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University (started as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown)

Sidney Rothstein, Ph.D. 2017, Assistant Professor at Williams College (started as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College)

Elspeth Wilson, Ph.D. 2017, Assistant Professor at Franklin & Marshall College

Robinson Woodward-Burns, Ph.D. 2017, Assistant Professor at Howard University

Emmerich Davies Escobar, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

Alexander R. Garlick, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor at University of Vermont (started as Assistant Professor at The College of New Jersey and as American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow)

Matthew Mongiello, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor at McDaniel College (started as Visiting Assistant Professor)

Sarah Diane Cate, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor at St. Louis University (started as Assistant Professor at University of Southern Mississippi)

Daniel Moak, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor at Ohio University

Basak Taraktas, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor at Bogazici University, Turkey (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University)

Osman Balkan, Ph.D. 2016, Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College and Faculty Fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies Fellow and the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business

Ellen Ann Donnelly, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor at University of Delaware (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania)

Evan James Perkoski, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut (started as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard University)

Joshua Darr, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University

Kimberly Fields, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor at University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies

Ian Hartshorn, Ph.D. 2015, Tenured Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies at University of Nevada-Reno (started as Assistant Professor)

Andrew S. Levin, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor at Connecticut College (started as Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College)

Stephan Stohler, Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor at University at Albany, SUNY

Begum Adalet, Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor at Cornell University (started as Faculty Fellow at New York University)

Chloe Bakalar, Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor at Temple University (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton University)

Thea Riofrancos, Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor at Providence College (started as Fellow at Kellogg Institute of International Studies, University of Notre Dame)

Allison Evans, Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor at University of Nevada-Reno (started as Assistant Professor at Western New Mexico University)

Piotr Szpunar, Ph.D. 2014 (joint with Communications), Assistant Professor in Department of Communications at University at Albany, SUNY (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania)

Michael Jurlando, Ph.D. 2014, Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University (started at Lecturer at Stevens Institute of Technology (started as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Franklin & Marshall College)

David Bateman, Ph.D. 2013, Tenured Associate Professor at Cornell University (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton University)

Maria Cecilia Ostfeld, Ph.D. 2013, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan)

Barbara Elias, Ph.D. 2013, Tenured Associate Professor at Bowdoin College (started as Assistant Professor)

Emily Thorson, Ph.D. 2013, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University (started as Assistant Professor at George Washington University)

Rosella Capella Zielinski, Ph.D. 2012, Tenured Associate Professor at Boston University (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College)

Murad Idris, Ph.D. 2012, Tenured Associate Professor at University of Michigan (started as Assistant Professor at University of Virginia and Mellon Post-Doctoral Diversity Fellow at Cornell University)

Dalei Jie, Ph.D. 2012, Tenured Associate Professor in School of International Studies at Peking University (started as Assistant Professor)

Timothy Weaver, Ph.D. 2012, Tenured Associate Professor at University at Albany, SUNY (started as Assistant Professor at University of Louisville)

Meral Ugur Cinar, Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Turkey (started as Mellon Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellow at New School for Social Research)

Jennifer Breen, Ph.D. 2011, Tenured Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law

Anne-Marie D’Aoust, Ph.D. 2011, Tenured Full Professor at Universite du Quebec a Montreal (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada)

Ryan Grauer, Ph.D. 2011, Tenured Associate Professor at Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (started as Assistant Professor)

Rebecca Padot, Ph.D. 2011, Assistant Professor of History & Government at Misericordia University (started as Fellow at PRRUCS, the Penn Program for Research on Religion & Urban Civil Society)

David Faris, Ph.D. 2010, Associate Professor and Program Director of Political Science at Roosevelt University (started as Assistant Professor)

Peter Funke, Ph.D. 2010, Tenured Associate Professor at University of South Florida (started as Assistant Professor)

Kaija Schilde, Ph.D. 2010, Tenured Associate Professor at Boston University (started as Assistant Professor)

Noriyuki Katagiri, Ph.D. 2010, Tenured Associate Professor at St. Louis University (started as Assistant Professor at Air War College)

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Ph.D. 2009, Arnold A. Saltzman (Full) Professor of War & Peace Studies at Columbia University (started as Assistant Professor, Princeton University)

Willie Gin, Ph.D. 2009, Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at United States Studies Center, Sydney Australia)

David Karpf, Ph.D. 2009, Tenured Associate Professor at George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University)

Heon Joo Jung, Ph.D. 2008, Full Professor of Public Administration at Yonsei University (started as Assistant Professor at Indiana University)

Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Ph.D. 2007, Associate Professor (and Department Chair) at Hobart & William Smith Colleges (started as Visiting Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University)

Tristan Mabry, Ph.D. 2007, Senior Lecturer at Naval Postgraduate School (2012); started as Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University

Amel Ahmed, Ph.D. 2006, Tenured Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts (started as Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College)

Jane Gordon, Ph.D. 2005, Full Professor at University of Connecticut (started as Assistant Professor at Temple University)

Jason Kirk, Ph.D. 2005, Full Professor and former Chair of Political Science at Elon University (started as Assistant Professor at Virginia Military Institute)

Dan Miodownik, Ph.D. 2005, Tenured Associate Professor and Director of Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (started as Lecturer)

Justin Wert, Ph.D. 2005,  Tenured Associate Professor at University of Oklahoma (started as Assistant Professor)

Graham Dodds, Ph.D. 2005,  Full Professor at Concordia University (started as Assistant Professor)

Katalin Füzer, Ph.D. 2004, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Sociology at University of Pécs, Hungary (started as Lecturer)

Joon Kil, Ph.D. 2004, Full Professor at Irvine Valley College (started as Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania)

Michele Commercio, Ph.D. 2004, Tenured Associate Professor at University of Vermont (started as Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georgetown University)

Robert Watkins, Ph.D. 2004, Tenured Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago (started as Visiting Assistant Professor, Furman University)

Cheng Chen, Ph.D. 2003, Full Professor at State University of New York at Albany (started as Assistant Professor)

Galya Ben-Arieh, Ph.D. 2003, Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University (started as Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University)

Praveen Chaudhry, Ph.D. 2003, Full Professor of Political Science at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (started as Assistant Professor at Lafayette College)

Victoria Farmer, Ph.D. 2003, Adjunct Professor at Harriet Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (started as Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Geneseo)

Catherine Wilson, Ph.D. 2003, Tenured Associate Professor & Chair of Public Administration at Villanova University (started as Assistant Professor)

Vikash Yadav, Ph.D. 2002, Tenured Associate Professor (and former Department Chair) at Hobart & William Smith Colleges (started as Assistant Professor at American University in Cairo)

Jonathan Isacoff, Ph.D. 2002, Professor of Political Science & Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University (started as Lecturer at Saint Joseph’s University)

Jae-Jung Suh, Ph.D. 2000, Professor of Politics & International Affairs at International Christian University, Japan (started as Assistant Professor at Cornell University)