• Sarah Andrews
    sca4ws@virginia.edu

    Dissertation

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


  • Boris Heersink
    bsh3uf@virginia.edu

    Subfield

    American Politics

    Dissertation

    Beyond Service: National Party Organizations and Party Brands in American Politics

    Committee

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


  • Kenneth Lowande
    lowande@wustl.edu

    Dissertation

    Essays on the Political Power of Bureaucrats

    Committee

    Jeff Jenkins (Chair), Craig Volden, Rachel Potter, David Lewis (Vanderbilt)


  • Ross Mittiga
    ram5br@virginia.edu

    Subfield

    Political Theory

    Dissertation

    Justice, Precaution, and Climate Change

    Committee

    George Klosko (chair), Colin Bird, Jennifer Rubenstein


  • Marina Omar
    mo4z@virginia.edu

    Subfield

    Comparative Politics

    Dissertation

    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)


  • Marc Opper
    marc.opper@yale.edu

    Subfield

    Comparative Politics

    Committee

    David Waldner and Brantly Womack – co-chairs, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Brad Reed (History Department)


  • Brenton Peterson
    bdp3wh@virginia.edu

    Subfield

    Comparative Politics

    Dissertation

    Weak States and the Roots of Ethnic Identification in Africa

    Committee

    David Waldner (chair), Daniel Gingerich, Lynn Sanders and Sophie Trawalter