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Min Woo Ahn
PhD Student
Email: minwooahn@email.arizona.edu

Min Woo Ahn’s research interests revolve around how to improve democratic accountability of government in the complex governance system. 


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Emily Bell
PhD
Email: emonken@email.arizona.edu

 

 


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Alejandro Beltran
PhD Student
Email: alejandrobeltran@email.arizona.edu

Alejandro Beltran is a second year PhD student in Public Policy with a focus on how democracy and federalism affect taxation and budgeting. More specifically, observing how democratic competition is an incentive for local governments to collect more taxes. Alejandro is currently exploring how...
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Paul Bezerra
PhD
Email: bezerra@email.arizona.edu

Paul's disseration asks: under what conditions will bilateral aid donors experience greater strategic aid effectiveness? To answer this question, I develop a framework for understanding when bilateral donors – in the...
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Andrew Braden
PhD Student
Email: dbraden9@email.arizona.edu

Andrew Braden is a third year PhD student in International Relations with a focus on major powers, specifically their foreign aid giving behavior in response to terrorism.  Andrew is also interested in states foreign aid giving behavior in response to terrorism both inside and outside the...
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Xiran Chen
PhD Student
Email: chenxiran@email.arizona.edu
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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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Jie MIng Chong
PhD Student
Email: chongjieming@email.arizona.edu
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Tiffany Chu
PhD Candidate
Email: tiffanychu@email.arizona.edu
Tiffany S. Chu is a Ph.D candidate of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on conflict processes, decisions taken by forced migrants, and government repression and marginalization of societal actors. Her research is...
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Matthew Cobb
PhD Student
Email: cobbmr@email.arizona.edu

Matthew R. Cobb is a third-year PhD student in International Relations.  His research interests center on armed conflict and political instability.  His current projects include research on the urban-rural dynamics of civil conflict as well as analysis of international influences on military...
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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 Candidate
Email: cheryle@email.arizona.edu

Cheryl is a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy. Her major subfield is Public Policy and Management. She has research interests in philanthropy, non-profit management, social enterprises and hybrid organization forms. Her research examines the relationships...
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Edna Liliana Gómez Fernández
PhD Student
Email: elgomezfernandez@email.arizona.edu

Liliana studies urban water governance and innovation in management. Her research encompasses governmental fragmentation, collaboration among local governments in metropolitan areas, and network analysis. 


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

Kelly is an International Relations PhD candidate 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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Maria Hardman
PhD Student
Email: hardman@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's picture
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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Georgia Pfeiffer
PhD Candidate
Email: gwpfeiffer@email.arizona.edu

Georgia is a PhD candidate 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 Candidate
Email: jridenour@email.arizona.edu

Joshua is a PhD candidate 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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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 interest is political decision making. She is particularly interested in the use of emotion when making decisions, as well as how various identities (LGBT, gender) contribute to...
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Benjamin Seigel
PhD Student
Email: bseigel@email.arizona.edu
Benjamin is a second-year PhD student majoring in public policy and research methodology. His research interests focus on the role that latent environmental beliefs play in individual policy support and political behavior. Specifically, his interests center on understanding the connection...
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Kijoon Soh
PhD Student
Email: kijoonsoh@email.arizona.edu
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Ariel Tinney
PhD Candidate
Email: arielt@email.arizona.edu

Ariel is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management, focusing on collaborative governance. Her primary research interests center on the role of initiating leadership as a driver of cross-boundary...
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