Check out our excellent POIR students on the job market (placements in tenure-track or postdoctoral positions are indicated)

 


Juvenal Cortes - on market 2015-16, placed at Occidental College

Email: juvenalc@usc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2015); B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2009)
Dissertation Title: "Power to the Masses? The Rise of Direct Democracy in Latin America"
Research Interests: Direct democracy, Comparative Politics
Dissertation Chair: Gerry Munck
Dissertation Committee Members: Carol Wise and Manuel Pastor

Eric Hamilton - on market 2015-16, placed at NYU Abu Dhabi

Email: eric.hamilton@usc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2015); M.A., Georgetown University (2006); B.A., Temple University (2004)
Dissertation Title: "International Politics and Domestic Institutional Change: The Rise of Executive War-Making Autonomy in the United States"
Research Interests: IR Theory, Security Studies, US Foreign and National Security Policy
Personal website: www.ejhamilton.com
Dissertation Chair: Patrick James and Brian Rathbun
Dissertation Committee Members: Norrin Ripsman

Peter Knaack - on market 2015-16, placed at University of Oxford

Email: knaack@usc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2015); M.A., University of Southern California (2012); M.A., San Andres University (2007); M.A., Leipzig University (2003); B.A., Leipzig University (2003)
Dissertation Title: "Global financial regulatory reform in the G20 and the Financial Stability Board"
Research Interests: international political economy of finance, regulatory capture, transgovernmental networks, and the political economy of China and Latin America
Personal website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/peter-knaack
Dissertation Chair: Saori Katada
Dissertation Committee Members: Manuel Castells and Joshua Aizenman

Jessica Liao - on market 2015-16, placed at North Carolina State University

Email: jliao79@gmail.com
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2013)
Dissertation Title: "Trade and Legalization in East Asia: Government-Business Collaboration in Trade Dispute Settlement."
Research Interests: international political economy, international relations, trade
Dissertation Chair: Saori Katada
Dissertation Committee Members: Carol Wise and Robert Dekle

Kymberly MacNeal - on market 2015-16, placement pending

Email: macneal@usc.edu
Phone: (818) 281-8742
Education: M.A., University of Southern California (2015); B.A., Baylor University (2010)
Dissertation Title: " When Bullets Are Not Enough: Determinants of Chemical Weapons Use."
Research Interests: identifying the causes of chemical and biological weapons use as well as the long term effects of those programs
Publications:  “Not So Taboo?” The Chemical Weapons Norm and Syria.” Under Review
Dissertation Chair: Patrick James
Dissertation Committee Members: Robert English and Jane Figuereido

Matthew Mendez - on market 2015-16, placed at CSU Channel Islands

Email: msmendez@usc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2015); B.A., San Jose State University (2009)
Dissertation Title: "In/Visible Constituents: The Representation of Undocumented Immigrants"
Research Interests: Representation, Latino politics, race and ethnicity, legislative politics, field experiments and social movements
Dissertation Chair: Ange-Marie Hancock
Dissertation Committee Members: Christian R. Grose and Veronica Terriquez

Seanon Wong - on market 2015-16, placed at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Email: seanonwo@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1695 (US) or +852 9360-1932 (Hong Kong)
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2015); M.A., University of Chicago (2004); B.A., University of Chicago (2004)
Dissertation Title: "When Passions Run High: Emotions and the Communication of Intentions in Face-to-face Diplomacy"
Research Interests: International relations theory; diplomacy; political psychology; nationalism, identity and intergroup conflicts; international relations of East Asia (particularly China); qualitative and experimental methods
Publications: Please see personal website
Personal website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/seanonwong
Dissertation Chair: Patrick James
Dissertation Committee Members: David Kang, Brian Rathbun and Peter Carnevale

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