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Jonathan Beagles
PhD Candidate
Email: jbeagles@email.arizona.edu
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Emily Bell
PhD Candidate
Email: emonken@email.arizona.edu

Emily Bell is a 4th year PhD candidate in Public Policy and Management. Her area of interest, broadly, centers on how policy networks, social learning, and institutions affect policies related to water governance. She currently works as a research associate for an NSF-funded project "Coupled...
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Alejandro Beltran
PhD Student
Email: alejandrobeltran@email.arizona.edu
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Paul Bezerra
PhD Candidate
Email: bezerra@email.arizona.edu

Paul Bezerra is an International Relations PhD Candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy; his work focuses on the strategic use of foreign aid by donors to achieve foreign policy goals and the influence of local geography...
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Andrew Braden
PhD Student
Email: dbraden9@email.arizona.edu

Andrew Braden is a first year PhD student with preliminary research interests in governmental contracting, specifically as it relates to the US Department of Defense.


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Tingjia Chen
PhD Student
Email: tingjiachen@email.arizona.edu

My research area is in public policy and management, especially policy diffusion theory with regard to ...
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Tiffany Chu
PhD Candidate
Email: tiffanychu@email.arizona.edu
Tiffany S. Chu is a PhD candidate of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on how and when regimes systematically disadvantage certain groups in society, with a particular concentration on refugees and their link to...
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Matthew Cobb
PhD Student
Email: cobbmr@email.arizona.edu
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Joseph Cox
PhD Student
Email: josephmcox7@email.arizona.edu
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Justin Curtis
PhD Student
Email: justin89@email.arizona.edu

I am broadly interested in authoritarian politics, especially the interactive effects of repression and cooptation in regime durability. I have a regional focus on the Muslim world, which has led me to a study of political Islam in the context of authoritarian, hybrid, and democratizing states....
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Cheryl Ellenwood
PhD Student
Email: cheryle@email.arizona.edu
Office: Room 134, Social Sciences Building

Cheryl is a third year Ph.D. student in the School of Government and Public Policy. Her major subfield is Public Policy and Management. Her research interests lie in philanthropy, non-profit management, and the relationships between funding entities and American Indian communities. She has a...
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Edna Liliana Gómez Fernández
PhD Student
Email: elgomezfernandez@email.arizona.edu

She is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management. Her research interests encompass social network analysis and collaboration. 


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Kelly Gordell
PhD Student
Email: kellygordell@email.arizona.edu

Kelly is an International Relations PhD student at the School of Government and Public Policy. Her research interests surround armed conflict and its impact on human security. She focuses on the international community and its developmental role in post-conflict environments through the use of...
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Megan Hauser
Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science
Email: hauser@email.arizona.edu

Megan's research focuses on Russia and the former Soviet Union, Identity Politics, Hybrid regimes


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Ryan Hautzinger
MPA Website Administrator
Email: 1ryanzinger@email.arizona.edu
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Sangmi Jeong
PhD Candidate
Email: sjeong@email.arizona.edu

Sangmi Jeong is an International Relations PhD Candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy; her research interests are domestic sources of foreign policy, protests, state repression, political institutions in authoritarian regimes, and international relations of East Asia. She holds...
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Eunbee Kim
PhD Student
Email: eunbeekim@email.arizona.edu

I am studying international relations focusing on the Middle East area. My research interest lies in examining the roles of females in the security realm. 


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Qianhui Li
PhD Student
Email: qianhuil@email.arizona.edu
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Nicholas Liendo
PhD Student
Email: nliendo@email.arizona.edu

My research interest lies on the emergence and survival of political parties in Latin America. 


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Fiorella Lopez-Jimenez
PhD Candidate
Email: flopezjimenez@email.arizona.edu

Fiorella López-Jiménez is a PhD candidate in Comparative Politics. Her work looks at the effect of religious market structures on the quality of democracy in Latin american states.


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Michael McCamman
PhD Student
Email: michaelmccamman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 202-258-5009
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Roman Nikolaev
PhD Candidate
Email: rnikolaev@email.arizona.edu
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Tomás Olivier
PhD Candidate
Email: olivier@email.arizona.edu

Tomás is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy. His research focuses on the role of institutions in the management of shared natural resources. In particular, he studies the design of formal institutional arrangements created to address collective action dilemmas, and how these arrangements affect...
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Georgia Pfeiffer
PhD Student
Email: gwpfeiffer@email.arizona.edu

Georgia is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management. Her research interests include renewable energy policy, diffusion of innovation, and network analysis.


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Leah Pieper
PhD Student
Email: lpieper@email.arizona.edu
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Joshua Ridenour
PhD Student
Email: jridenour@email.arizona.edu

Joshua is a PhD student in American Politics, focusing on political psychology. His primary research interests center on the role that religion plays in influencing political behavior, with a particular emphasis on understanding how individuals draw their personal connections between religion...
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Jan Rydzak
Ph. D. Student
Email: janrydzak@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 243-0832

Jan's research revolves around digital media, the use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) by both regimes and those who oppose them ('repression tech' vs. 'liberation tech'), control of information flows in the Internet, and social networks in wired societies, especially where...
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Raja Sarkar
PhD Student
Email: rajasarkar@email.arizona.edu

My major field of study is International Relations, with a minor in Quantitative Methods. My work looks at the impact of climate change on armed conflict via 3 different mechanisms - resource scarcity, natural disasters and migration...
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Elizabeth Schmitt
PhD Student
Email: ejschmitt@email.arizona.edu

Elizabeth is a PhD student in American Politics at the School of Government and Public Policy. Her primary research interests include political decision making, voting behavior, and public opinion. 


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Benjamin Seigel
PhD Student
Email: bseigel@email.arizona.edu
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