1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Graduate Students for Hire

American Politics

Emily Sydnor


Dissertation title: "Fighting Words and Fiery Tone: The Interaction of Political Incivility and Psychological Conflict Orientation." 

Committee: Nick Winter (co-chair), Paul Freedman (co-chair), Lynn Sanders, Brian Nosek (Psychology)

Laura Blessing

Dissertation title: "The New Politics of Taxation: The Republican Party and Anti-Tax Positions".  

Committee: Sidney Milkis (chair), Eric Patashnik, James Savage, and Craig Volden.  

 Laura Blessing is currently a 2014-2015 APSA Congressional Fellow.  


Comparative Politics

Derek King

Dissertation: "Learning from Rebellion: How Workers Made the Developmental State"

Committee: Herman Schwartz (chair), John Echeverri-Gent, David Leblang, and Rachel Rinaldo


Daniel Nagashima

Disseration Title: "Overcoming Electoral Uncertainty: Strategic Incentives for Pre-Electoral Coalition Entry"

Committee: Leonard Schoppa (chair), Carol Mershon, Daniel Gingerich


International Relations

Emma Ashford


Dissertation title: "Crude Power: The Foreign Policy of Oil-Exporting States."

Committee: Allen Lynch (chair), Dale Copeland and David Waldner

Political Theory

Shu-Shan Lee

Dissertation title: Confucian Political Obligation of the People: A Philosophical, Historical and Empirical Study

Committee: Dr. George Klosko (chair), Dr. Colin Bird, Dr. Denise Walsh, Dr. John Shepherd (Anthropology), Dr. Chih-yu Shih (Political Science, National Taiwan University)