Michael S. Danielson is a comparative politics Ph.D. candidate at American University, and also studies American politics and international relations. His research focuses on migration, gender, democratization, local economic development and subnatio... [More]
Sarah Fischer’s research investigates the relationship among secularism, gender, and democratization in the Middle East; her dissertation utilizes the Turkish headscarf issue as a case study. She examines how Turkish secularism came to focus on wome... [More]
Samantha Guthrie is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Government studying American Politics. Her research interests include; the presidency, Congress, and political behavior. Samantha graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she earn... [More]
William L. Harder is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in Political Science and Public Administration at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC. His dissertation, “The Administrative Governor and Party Strength,” examines the ... [More]
Dillon Klepetar began a doctoral program in Government in 2009 after graduating St. Michael’s College with a BA in Political Science and Psychology. His dissertation (completion expected 2014) focuses on the agenda-setting power of electoral challeng... [More]
Tofigh Maboudi is a second-year PhD student in Comparative Politics in the School of Public Affairs. His research interests include state legitimacy, state-opposition dynamics, and political parties and social movements in hybrid regimes, with a focu... [More]
Amun Nadeem is a PhD student in Comparative Politics. Her research interests include political violence, institutions, and governance.
Scott Patrick is a first-year doctoral student in Government with Comparative Politics as his primary field. After growing up in Oklahoma and the United Arab Emirates, he attended the University of Tulsa for two years before taking a year off to teac... [More]
Ghazal Poshtkouhian Nadi
Ghazal Nadi is a PhD student in Comparative Politics in the School of Public Affairs. Her research interests include authoritarian regime durability, democratization and constitutional change in the Middle East.
Alicia Kolar Prevost brings more than 10 years of experience in government and politics to her American government classes. She has worked at the Democratic National Committee, the 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions, and on state and local... [More]
Aaron Ray is a second year PhD student in American Politics and Public Policy. His research interests include environmental politics and policy, specifically the politics of climate change adaptation. Aaron serves as a research assistant in the Cente... [More]
Amy is a doctoral student in Government whose primary field is Comparative Politics. Her research interests include democratization, social movements, and economic development, and she is especially interested in inequality, internal migration, and i... [More]
Sara Salman is a second year PhD student at American University. Prior to joining AU, Sara had worked for 7 years with the United Nations Development Programme in the field of democratic governance and parliamentary development. Research Interests in... [More]
Marcela is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a second-year PhD student at the School of Public Affairs. Her research interests include Indigenous Movements in the Amazon Basin, Politics of Identity a... [More]
Jennifer Yelle is a PhD candidate in Comparative Politics in the School of Public Affairs. She focuses on issues of security and crime in the western hemisphere, specifically looking at the US-Mexico borderlands.