Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Faculty & Student Directory by Research Field and Specialty





Adcock, Robert PT Faculty 19th and 20th century liberalism; history and philosophy of social science; qualitative and interpretive methodologies
Anker, Elisabeth PT Faculty late modern and contemporary political theory, critical theory, feminist theory, American political thought, politics and media.
Arrington, Celeste CP Faculty South Korea, Japan, North Korea, state-society relations, law and society, media and politics, Northeast Asian security
Balla, Steven AP,
Faculty American Politics and Public Policy; Executive Branch Politics; Legislative Politics; Interest Group Politics; State Politics and Public Policy; Technology, Politics, and Public Policy; Quantitative Empirical Methods; Chinese Politics and Public Policy
Barnett, Michael IR Faculty Middle East; humanitarianism; international affairs; international organizations
Bartels, Brandon AP,
Faculty American politics, judicial politics, and political methodology
Biddle, Stephen IR Faculty Strategic studies, international security, U.S. defense policy and planning, the conduct of war, methods for policy analysis, and multi-method research design.
Binder, Sarah AP Faculty Congress, American political development, political parties 
Bowie, Alasdair CP Faculty Comparative political economy, development, Southeast Asia
Brown, Michael E. IR Faculty International security, conflict and conflict resolution, U.S. foreign and defense policy 
Brown, Nathan CP Faculty Government and politics of the Middle East, democratization and constitutionalism, rule of law in the Arab world 
Creppell, Ingrid PT Faculty Identity, ideas of enmity and conflict, origins of toleration and liberalism, early modern and modern political thought
Deering, Christopher AP Faculty American political system, Congress 
Dickson, Bruce CP Faculty Chinese domestic politics, East Asian politics, political change and democratization, general comparative politics, U.S.-China relations 
Downes, Alexander IR Faculty International security, civilian victimization and civilian casualties in war, foreign-imposed regime change 
Farrell, Henry IR Faculty European Union and European integration, e-commerce, politics and blogs 
Feigenbaum, Harvey CP Faculty Political economy of Western Europe, political economy of France 
Finkel, Evgeny CP Faculty Political violence; Genocide studies; Holocaust; Central and Eastern Europe; Israel
Finnemore, Martha IR Faculty International organizations, organization theory, and ethics in international affairs 
Glaser, Charles IR Faculty The international system, state behavior, U.S. nuclear strategy and missile defense policy 
Goldman, Samuel PT Faculty Political philosophy, religion and politics, political theology, and history of conservative political thought.
Grynaviski, Eric IR Faculty International organization, social theories of international politics, international security, cold war, arms control, and international ethics 
Hale, Henry CP Faculty Ethnic politics, federalism, democratization, political parties, politics of Eurasia (esp. Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia) 
Hayes, Danny AP Faculty American politics, political behavior, media and politics
Hughes, Llewelyn IR Faculty Political economy of energy technology transfers, the international relations of Northeast Asia, and Sino-Japanese economic relations 
Kaplan, Stephen CP,
Faculty Political economy of global markets and development, Latin American politics 
Lawrence, Eric AP,
Faculty Congress, public policy, methodology 
Lebovic, James IR Faculty International relations, national and international security, and methodology 
Lupu, Yon IR Faculty International law and institutions, international conflict, human rights, courts, networks
Lynch, Marc IR Faculty Arab media and public opinion, Islamist movements, constructivism in international relations, public diplomacy
Maltzman, Forrest AP Faculty Judicial politics, Congress, American national government 
McClintock, Cynthia CP Faculty Latin American politics, U.S. policy towards Latin America
Miller, Mike IR Faculty Democratization and the causes and consequences of autocratic elections, formal and quantitative methodology, and political economy.
Mochizuki, Mike IR Faculty Japanese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, East Asian security 
Morgan, Kimberly CP, AP Faculty Comparative politics, European politics 
Mylonas, Harris CP,
Faculty Processes of nation- and state-building, the politicization of cultural differences, immigrant and refugee integration policies, and institutional change 
Nau, Henry IR Faculty US foreign policy, international politics, US foreign economic policy; international political economy 
Reich, Bernard IR Emeritus Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, U.S.-Israel relations, Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel and, oil politics 
Saunders, Elizabeth IR Faculty International security, U.S. foreign policy 
Sell, Susan IR Faculty International relations theory, international political economy, North-South relations 
Shambaugh, David CP Faculty China's domestic politics; China's foreign relations; China's military and security; and international relations of Asia 
Sides, John AP, CP Faculty Political behavior, political psychology, electoral politics 
Sodaro, Michael J. CP Faculty Comparative and International Politics of Europe and Russia 
Stein, Rachel IR Faculty International conflict, public opinion about foreign policy, the ethics of war
Stoker, Robert AP, PP Faculty Public policy analysis, social policy 
Talmadge, Caitlin IR Faculty U.S. defense and foreign policy; military operations and strategy; nuclear deterrence, proliferation; civil-military relations; energy security and the Gulf 
Teitelbaum, Emmanuel CP Faculty Comparative politics, South Asian politics, political economy of development, political economy of labor 
Wahlbeck, Paul AP, M Faculty Judicial politics, constitutional law, methodology 
Wolchik, Sharon CP Faculty Central and East European politics and policy making, comparative politics of Central/Eastern Europe 
Wolman, Harold AP, PP Faculty Urban politics, urban policy, politics of the policy process, economic development, comparative public policy 
Gross, Kimberly AP Associated Faculty Public opinion, Race and media, Framing effects on opinion and emotion 
Hindman, Matthew AP Associated Faculty Internet politics; political communication; online campaigning; the politics of search engines 
Livingston, Steven AP, CP Associated Faculty Political communications 
Rigby, Elizabeth PP Associated Faculty Politics of Poverty and Inequality, Health and Social Policy Analysis, Policy Design, Policy Process, Federalism 
Stone, Clarence PP Associated Faculty Urban politics; Comparative local politics; School reform politics; Political leadership; Agenda setting 
Wiley, Susan AP Associated Faculty American political behavior, domestic public policy 
Winstead, William PT Associated Faculty Nietzsche, education, the aesthetic and cultural dimensions of politics 
Young, Garry PP Associated Faculty Legislative institutions, public policy 
East, Maurice A. IR Emeritus Faculty International politics, comparative foreign policy studies, foreign policies of small nations. 
Kim, Young C. CP, IR Emeritus Faculty Japanese and Korean domestic politics and foreign relations, Russian relations with East Asia, and East Asian foreign relations 
LeBlanc, Hugh L. AP Emeritus Faculty Political Parties and Elections 
Logsdon, John M. PP Emeritus Faculty Space Policy and History 
Morgan, Jr., John A. AP Emeritus Faculty U.S. Constitutional Law 
Reddaway, Peter CP Emeritus Faculty Politics and government of Russia and the other post-Soviet states, human rights, and rights of minorities.  
Sapin, Burton M. IR Emeritus Faculty U.S. Foreign Policy-Making 
Alcorn (Wade), Amanda CP Graduate Student Foreign policy decision making, Brazilian foreign policy, emerging powers, and South American regional integration
An, David IR Graduate Student Chinese foreign policy; East Asia security; Political-economy in East Asia; socialization. 
Anderson, Jessica IR Graduate Student Humanitarianism, Peacebuilding, Civil War, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Organizations
Bauer, Kelly IR Graduate Student Comparative politics, Latin American politics, issues of poverty and development 
Bullard, Wilder IR Graduate Student Concepts of Identity and Nationalism in the Former Soviet Union; Central Asian politics; Russian politics; Political Theory 
Byun, See Won   Graduate Student  
Chen, Chunhua IR Graduate Student International Relations, China's foreign relations, Chinese Politics, International Organization
Crawford, Kerry IR Graduate Student International law, international cooperation and informal agreements, women's rights and gender equality, human rights and social justice 
Fox, Colm CP Graduate Student Comparative politics, democracy, decentralization, Southeast Asia 
Francisco, Brian IR Graduate Student Diplomatic relations and power politics in the Middle East; Iranian politics and foreign relations; ethnic and religious considerations in foreign policy decision making; U.S. foreign policy
Frenkel, Robert IR Graduate Student Middle Eastern Politics; Security Policy 
Gilden, Jacob IR Gruadate Student  International law and norm development, Cybersecurity, Internet governance
Griffin, Rob AP Graduate Student  
Hack, Jonathan AP Graduate Student Modes of judicial selection. I am specifically interested in why some states choose to elect their judges while other state follow an advice and consent model. 
Harris, Helen CP Graduate Student  
Haselwerdt, Jake AP Graduate Student Congress, parties, elections, media, extremist groups, the politics of higher education & science 
Haynie, Jeannette IR Graduate Student gender and international conflict
Heiney, Brett CO Graduate Student Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Democratization, The Rule of Law 
Herr, Trey IR Graduate Student Security Theories of computing and networks
Herrick, Drew IR Graduate Student IR Theory; International Security; Technology; Networks; Cybersecurity; Disruptive Innovation
Hintz, Lisel IR Graduate Student Strategic construction of identities in international relations, nationalism, social psychology and social identity theory, philosophy of science 
Jacobs, Daniel IR Graduate Students  
Jenkins, Clinton AP Graduate Student  
Joseph, Michael IR Graduate Student  
Jungdahl, Adam IR Graduate Student US Foreign Policy, US Defense and Intelligence Policy, Civil-Military Relations, Military Strategy and Procurement Politics, Professional Military Education 
Jurkovich, Michelle IR Graduate Student The politics of hunger and malnutrition, development and humanitarian assistance, political economy 
Kayyali, Abdul-Wahab CP Graduate Student Arab World, Political Parties, Political Organization
Kim, Inwook IR Graduate Student  
Kim, Seokjoon IR Graduate Student  
Kim, Sookook IR Graduate Student  
Koven, Barnett CP Graduate Student Insurgencies and Latin America
Krog, Ryan AP Graduate Student judicial decision making, strategic litigation and legal argument, compliance with judicial policy, and agenda setting in the U.S. Supreme Court
Larkin, Erinn IR Graduate Student Democratization, Political Development, Foreign Policy Decision Making, and Military Strategy 
Lemos, Diogo IR Graduate Student Identity politics, religion, ethnicity, communal conflict in South Asia
MacDonald, Julia IR Graduate Student  
Mark, Alyx AP Graduate Student American political institutions, inter-branch relations, senatorial norms, environmental policy and politics 
Melancon, Louis IR Graduate Student national strategy, inter-agency efforts in the security environment, and intelligence
Mema, Medlir IR Graduate Student International Relations Theory, International Organizations, European Politics, US Foreign Policy 
Michael, Gabriel IR Graduate Student Intellectual property policy, access to medicines, access to knowledge, development, social ethics 
Moon Yong il IR Graduate Student  
Nechita, Dan IR Graduate Student International Security, Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Foreign Policy, Game Theory
Nerenberg, Daniel CP Graduate Student Democratic Peace theory, civil conflict, nationalism and identity formation and Islamist politics. 
Noble, Lance IR Graduate Student Chinese Foreign Policy, Sino-American and Sino-Canadian Relations, East Asian and International Security 
Ohl, Dorothy Smith CP Graduate Student  
Paik, Seung Joon IR Graduate Student  
Perera, Fabiana IR Graduate Student Resource abundance, inequality, hybrid regimes, Latin America
Pertner, Elizabeth CP Graduate Student  
Petit, Kevin IR Graduate Student Security Studies, focusing on insurgencies and understanding how/why insurgents switch sides.  
Pillinger, Mara IR Graduate Student global health governance, international organizations, English School theory
Piplani, Varun IR Graduate Student Political Economy of Developing Areas, Southeast Asian Political Economy, Political Economy of Sustainable Development 
Powers, Shannon IR Graduate Student International humanitarian law and international security, state sponsored terrorism 
Quatrini, Allison CP Graduate Student China and comparative politics
Reisenbichler, Alexander CP Graduate Student Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Industrialized Countries and Institutional Theory
Romaniv, Mark IR Graduate Student  
Rower, Nancy IR Graduate Student  
Ryou, Hayoun Jessie IR Graduate Student  
Sheline, Annelle CP Graduate Student Comparative politics of the Middle East, international political economy, Islamism, nationalism, political memory
Sine, Jack IR Graudate Student Security Studies, focusing on coalition war fighting and technological determinants of coalitions structures
Solomon Schwartz, Chana CP Graduate Student  
Stepak, Amir IR Graduate Student Foreign Policy, Civil-Military Relations, Risk, Middle East 
Sullivan, Charles CP Graduate Student Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus, FSU 
Tatum, Dillon IR Graduate Student International relations theory; modern and contemporary political/social thought; security studies; sociological approaches to international relations; US foreign policy in the Global South; Middle East politics/history; qualitative and interpretive methods.
Van Antwerp, Alanna CP Graduate Student Middle East, political Islam, Arab youth, the role of new media in contentious politics, the public sphere in the Arab world. 
Vincent, Kenneth IR Graduate Student Energy geopolitics, international relations theory, security studies, climate change politics
Volpe, Tristan IR Graduate Student International Relations, War and Peace, Institutions, Social Science Methodology 
Wachtel, Joey AP Graduate Student Elections, Voting Behavior, Public Opinion, and larger issues of Representation
Waller, Julian G. CP Graduate Student Post-Soviet politics, hybrid regimes, democratization, party and electoral systems, elections
Ware, David CP Graduate Student Middle Eastern Politics, Post-conflict Stabilization and Redevelopment, Democratization
Weiner, Scott CP Graudate Student Comparative Politics; State Formation; Ethnicity; Nationalism; Politics of Kinship; Politics of the Middle East.
Wells, Madeleine CP Graduate Student Comparative Politics, Ethnic Politics, the Arabian Gulf
Whitlark, Rachel IR Graduate Student International Relations, International Security, US Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Decision-Making, and Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation
Wilcox, Richie IR Graduate Student IR theory, identity conflict, coercive diplomacy, religion and international relations 
Willbrand, Ryan IR Graduate Student International Relations, International Organizations, Economic Diplomacy 
Woods, Jackson IR Graduate Student