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School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Graduate Students

Graduate Students

NameTitleContact information
Joseph BoltonPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics, Public Policy, Political Inequality, Economic and Social Stratification, Political Theory, and Sociological Theory
Committee:
Dr. Cornell Clayton (Chair), Dr. Travis Ridout, Dr. Michael Salamone
joseph.bolton@wsu.edu
Furkan CakmakPhD Candidate

Research interest:
Political Psychology, American Politics, and Political Communication
Committee:
Dr. Travis Ridout (Chair), Dr. Thomas Preston, Dr. Martha Cottam
Johnson Tower 723
furkan.cakmak@wsu.edu
Pip CawleyPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Political Psychology, International Relations, Political Violence, Leadership Studies, and Media and Politics
Committee:
Dr. Thomas Preston (Chair), Dr. Travis Ridout, Dr. Anthony Lopez
pipcawley@wsu.edu
Curriculum vitae
Rhys ChapmanMA Student
Research interests:
International Relations, Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Political Communication
Johnson Tower 718
rhys.chapman@wsu.edu
Timothy ChatburnPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Research Interests: American political behavior, Political communications as well as group and individual level information processing, Influence of political behaviors on political institutions with specific interest in the courts.
Committee:
Dr. Travis Ridout (Chair), Dr. Martha Cottam, Dr. Michael Salamone
timothy.chatburn@wsu.edu
Yin Ru ChenPhD Candidate

Committee:
Dr. Tricia Glazebrook (Chair), Dr. Samantha Noll, Dr. Season Hoard
Johnson Tower 719
yinru.chen@wsu.edu
Curriculum vitae
Steffanie ChritzPhD Candidate

Committee:
Dr. Mark Stephan (Chair), Dr. William Kabasenche, Dr. Steven Stehr
steffanie.chritz@wsu.edu
Malachi ChukwuPhD Student

Research interest:
Johnson Tower 717
malachi.chukwu@wsu.edu
Don CooperPhD Student

Research interest:
Political Psychology, International Relations, Identity, American Institutions, and Latin America
Johnson Tower 712
donald.cooper@wsu.edu
Jeffrey D. DavidPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Regional Emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa, Political Psychology, Identity, (Cultural) Conflict, Structural Violence, Security, Violent Extremist Organizations, International Relations, Constructivism
Committee:
Dr. Martha Cottam (Chair), Dr. Thomas Preston, Dr. Otwin Marenin
jeffrey.david@wsu.edu
Adam EmersonPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Political Psychology, Propaganda and Political communication, Eastern European and Eurasian Politics, and Experimental Method
Committee:
Dr. Thomas Preston (Chair), Dr. Martha Cottam, Dr. Travis Ridout
adam.emerson@wsu.edu
William FavellPhD Student
Johnson Tower 716
william.favell@wsu.edu
Amanda FlemingPhD Student

Research Interests:
Critical Theory, Collective Memory, Nationalism, and Populism

Committee:
Dr. Claudia Leeb (Chair)
Johnson Tower 726
a.fleming@wsu.edu
Andrew FlintPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Political Theory and American Politics, Critical Theory, Political Economy, Ethics in Business & Economics, Social Theory.
Committee:
Dr. Claudia Leeb (Chair), Dr. Cornell Clayton, Dr. Matt Stichter
edward.greer@wsu.edu
Edward GreerPhD Student

Research Interests:
American Politics, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, and Political Communication
edward.greer@wsu.edu
Michael HouriganPhD Candidate

Research interest:
Judicial Politics, Judicial Elections, and State and Local Politics, Voting Behavior, and Constitutional Law
Committee:
Dr. Michael Salmone (Chair), Dr. Cornell Clayton, Dr. Travis Ridout
Johnson Tower 721
michael.hourigan@wsu.edu
Anna IvanovaPhD Student

Research interest: Politics and International Relations of China, Geopolitics of the Arctic, and China’s Soft Power
Johnson Tower 722
anna.ivanova@wsu.edu
Fidaa JabbouriPhD Student

Research Interests:
International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Psychology, American Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics
Johnson Tower 721
fidaa.jabbouri@wsu.edu
Patrick MahoneyPhD Student

Research Interests:
Ideology and Militarism.
Johnson Tower 726
patrick.m.mahoney@wsu.edu
Abbas MammadovPhD Student

Research Interests:
International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Security, Political Psychology, Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Johnson Tower 706
abbas.mammadov@wsu.edu
Oscar MartinezPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics, Public Law, Political Polarization, and Judicial Decision-making
Committee:
Dr. Michael Salamone (Chair), Dr. Cornell Clayton, Dr. Amy Mazur
oscar.l.martinez@wsu.edu
Joel Mehic-ParkerPhD Candidate

Research interest:
Comparative Politics, Gender and Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Media and Politics
joel.parker@wsu.edu
Arin MitchellPhD StudentJohnson Tower 712 arin.mitchell@wsu.edu
Joel PreuningerPhD Candidate

Research interest:
Cyber Warfare, International Security and Political Psychology
joel_preuninger@wsu.edu
Chase RiddlePhD Candidate

Research interest:
International Relations, Political Psychology, Human Rights/War Crimes, Genocides, Audio Analysis
Committee:
Dr. Martha Cottam (Chair), Dr. Thomas Preston, Dr. Raymond Sun (History)
Johnson Tower 227
chase.riddle@wsu.edu
Sebastian RuizPhD Student

Research Interests:
Inter-communal Conflict, Voting & Political Behavior, Political Communications, Public Opinion Formation, Political Socialization, Political Obedience/Acquiescence, Colonialism, and Power Relations
Johnson Tower 725
sebastian.ruiz@wsu.edu
Damon SmithMA Studentdamon.smith@wsu.edu
Julia PusateriPhD Candidate
julia.pusateri@wsu.edu
Sydney K. SmithPhD Student

Research Interests:
Gender and Politics, Feminism, Autocracies, International Relations, Comparative Politics
Johnson Tower 722
sydney.k.smith@wsu.edu
Nate SteffenPhD Student

Research Interests:
International Relations, Political Psychology, War Crimes, International Law, Terrorism/Suicide Terrorism
Johnson Tower 725
nate.steffen@wsu.edu
Sedef Asli TopalPhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Democratic Governance and Comparative Politics
Johnson Tower 724
sedefasli.topal@wsu.edu
Helary YakubPhD Candidate

Johnson Tower 710
helary.yakub@wsu.edu
Orion YoeslePhD Candidate

Research Interests:
Political Communication, particularly media framing and political advertising, Voting Behavior, Political Behavior (especially among partisans), Electoral Policy, Political Polarization and Sorting
Committee:
Dr. Travis Ridout (Chair), Dr. Michael Salamone, Dr. Steven Stehr
oayoesle@wsu.edu
Curriculum vitae