1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Graduate Students for Hire

American Politics

Adam G. Hughes

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Dissertation Title: Political Communication and Redistributive Opinion

Committee: Nick Winter (co-chair), Lynn Sanders (co-chair), Eric Patashnik, and Craig Volden

Adam Hughes is a Bankard Fellow at the University of Virginia for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Boris Heersink

Dissertation Title: "Beyond Service: National Party Organizations and Party Brands in American Politics"

Committee: Jeffery A. Jenkins (co-chair), Sidney M. Milkis (co-chair), Paul Freedman

Boris Heersink is a National Fellow at the Miller Center for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Comparative Politics

Sarah Andrews

Dissertation Title: Sowing Seeds of Support: Elections, Bureaucrats and Agricultural Clientelism in Africa

Committee: David Waldner (chair), Carol Mershon, Daniel Gingerich

Sarah Andrews is a Bankard Fellow at the University of Virginia for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Marina Omar

Dissertation Title: “Why Affiliate? Independent Candidates in Emerging Democracies: the Case of Afghanistan since 2001”

Committee: David Waldner (chair), John-Echeverri-Gent, Carol Mershon, William Quandt, and Richard Barnett (History)

International Relations

Michael Poznansky

Dissertation Title: "Intervention and Secrecy in International Politics"

Committee: John Owen (Chair), Dale Copeland, Jeffrey Legro, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, and Allan Stam

Michael Poznansky is currently a predoctoral research fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2015-2016).

Steven Liao

Dissertation Title: "Political Forces and Temporary Labor Migration in the Era of Globalization."

Committee: David Leblang (Chair), Herman Schwartz, Sonal Pandya, John McLaren (Economics), Kosuke Imai (Politics, Princeton)

Steven Liao is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Political Theory

Callum Ingram

Dissertation title: "Embodied Enfranchisement: The Affective Politics of Urban Social Movements," 

Committee:  Jennifer Rubenstein (chair), Stephen K. White, Lawrie Balfour, Ekaterina Makarova (Sociology), and Ali Aslam (Mt. Holyoke College).