Doctoral Degrees Conferred


  • Arrington, Nancy. Inference, Accountability, and Diversity on the Bench: U.S. State Supreme Courts, Cross-National Peak Courts, and Experimental Evidence
  • Ong, ElvinOpposition Cooperation in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

2017 - 18

  • Buckles, GrantOpposition Parties and Authoritarian Control: The Logic and Limitations of Cooptation
  • Hartsough, Rebecca. Delay and Responsiveness: Explaining the Timing of Federal Judicial Appointments
  • Kerce, Stephanie Dean. Strategic Presidential Response to Appointment Constraints
  • Morgan, Richard. Road Warriors: State Power, Roads, and Insurgencies
  • Tans, RyanDecentralization and the Politics of Local Taxation in Southeast Asia
  • Wagstaff, William AndrewAdapting and Assessing: How Militaries Improve During Conflict
  • Webster, Steven. Anger, Anxiety, and the Behavior of the American Electorate

2016 - 17

  • Karim, SabrinaFinding the Right Security Sector Strategy: The Goldilocks Problem in Post-Conflict States
  • Wilson, Maya.  The Power of the Purse: How Funding NGOs Helps International Bureaucrats Advance Policy

2015 - 2016

  • Ainsley, Caitlin. The Institutional Design of Central Banks
  • Bridwell, Jana Hutchinson. Cascades of Protest and the Rise of Social Media: Managing Opposition in the Information Age
  • Sumner, Jane Lawrence. When Firms Provide: The Political Consequences of the Corporate Provision of Public Services

2014 - 2015

  • Moraguez, Ashley. Breaking Bargains: Executive-Legislative Bargaining Under Signing Statements
  • Park, Baekkwan. The Politics of Naming and Shaming
  • Pierce, Andrew. How Generational Differences in Socialization and Identity Shaped America's Partisan-Ideological Landscape
  • Smelcer, Susan Navarro. The Evolution of Dissent in the United States Supreme Court

2013 - 2014

  • Danneman, Nathan. Intra-Bargaining Commitment Problems and Third Party Enforcement
  • Peic, Goran.  Civilian Defense Forces, Tribal Groups, and Counter-Insurgency Outcomes
  • Strayhorn, Joshua. Institutions and Legal Consistency in the U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • Sudduth, Jun Koga. Domestic Political Institutions, Leadership Survival and Conflicts in Dictatorships

2012 - 2013

  • Baerg, Nicole. The Political Economy of Conquering Inflation: The Impact of Elite Opposition and Elite Consensus on Inflation-Stabilization
  • Beaudette, Donald. Beyond Coercion: The Politics of Punishment Attacks and Policing in Northern Ireland
  • Ricks, Jacob. The Politics of Participation: Irrigation Associations in Southeast Asia

2011 - 2012

  • Gunning, Matthew. Partisan Preferences in Southern State Legislatures
  • Hashimoto, Barry. The Power and Politicized Expansion of the International Criminal Court
  • Kirkpatrick, Andrew. Fishing for Ballots
  • Smith, Adrienne. The Election, Incorporation, and Policy Impact of Women in City Government
  • Wofford, Claire. The Road (Not) Taken: Selection of Legal Rules on the U.S. Supreme Court

2010 - 2011

  • Harrell, Jessica Lee. Gender Stereotypes and Congressional Campaign Strategies
  • Kakietek, Jakub. Germs and Governments: Electoral Market Imperfections and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Developing Democracies
  • Moore, Joel David. Varieties of Capitalist Development: The Political Determinants of Economic Governance Systems
  • Ritter, Emily Hencken. Conflict Processes and Courts: Repression, Dissent, and the Influence of Domestic Judicial Institutions

2009 - 2010

  • Fuerst, Kai Philipp. On the Strategic Implications of Power Shifts: Reassurance, Coercion, and Preventive Action
  • Gallagher, Maryann. Who Ups the Ante in International Relations? Personality Traits and Risky Foreign Policy
  • Haywood, Keisha. This Land Is My Land: Secessionist Group Leaders¿ Decisions to Decrease or Increase the Level of Violence They Use
  • Kucik, Jeffrey. The Political Economy of Designing International Trade Institutions
  • Reuter, Ora John. The Origins of Dominant Parties
  • Vigilante,Katherine. Deconstructing and Constructing Activism: A New Measure Applied to the Fifty State Supreme Courts

2008 - 2009

  • Blackstone, Bethany. Anticipation and Retaliation: The Impact of the Supreme Court on Congressional Decision-Making
  • Hajj, Nadya. Rules in Un-Ruled Lands: The Origins of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camp Sectors across Lebanon and Jordan
  • Hill, Kelly. Affordable Housing and Governance in Cities
  • Kerner, Andrew. The Political Economy of Investor Protection
  • Liu, Amy. The Politics of Language Regimes
  • Murdie, Amanda. Signals Without Borders: The Conditional Impact of INGOs

2007 - 2008

  • Bhasin, Tavishi. Explaining Political Protest: State Institutions & State Response
  • Hamner, Jesse. Until the Well is Dry: Conflict and Cooperation over Scarce Water Resources
  • Palazzolo, Christopher. Electoral Independence, Dependence, or Co-dependence? A Reassessment of Second-order Electoral Expectations in Subnational Elections
  • Vining, Richard. Tenure and Turnover on the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1891-2004
  • Wolford, M. Scott. National Leaders and International Politics
  • Yuen, Amy. Strategic Choices and Third-Party Intervention in Interstate Conflict

2006 - 2007

  • Chapman, Terrence. Information and Institutional Legitimacy: the UN Security Council, Regional Organizations, and State Behavior

2005 - 2006

  • Gamble, Katrina. The Face of Congress: The Impact of Race on Representation and Deliberation
  • Tillman, Erik. Economic Judgments, Voter Abstention, and Party Choice in Cross-National Perspective
  • Slater, Dan. Ordering Power: Contentious Politics, State-Building, and Authoritarian Durability in Southeast Asia
  • Winzer, Jane. Expanding the Scope of Multilateral Regimes: The Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations