SPIA Graduate Students

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Frederick Adjapong

School of Public and International Affairs

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Greer Heyl Aeschbury

School of Public and International Affairs

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Nathan Bailleux

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Nathan Bailleux is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati.

His previous research includes a thesis presented to Lille Catholic University in fulfillment of the thesis requirement for the degree of Master in International Relations. This thesis was written under the supervision of Dr. Emmanuel Lincot and Dr. Emmanuel Meneut. 
The title of the thesis was: « The overlapping of the conventional and nuclear security dilemmas between India and Pakistan following the 2002 nuclear alert: Dynamics of a rivalry between India, Pakistan, and China ». 

His research interests include international relations theory, international security, and military doctrine. He specializes in national and international security studies, South Asian security, and technology and politics. Within these fields, his research covers two main areas: India's military effectiveness from a comparative perspective and the study of the India-Pakistan-China triangle from a realist perspective.
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Rico Donte Blackman

School of Public and International Affairs

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Victoria Bloechl

School of Public and International Affairs

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Alex Brogaard

Program Manager, School of Public and International Affairs

University Pavilion

513-556-9831

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Stephen Michael Bryant

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Stephen Bryant is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. His subfields are International Relations and Comparative Politics. He is also pursuing a doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative International Politics. 

Stephen’s research interests include the representation of women in conflict settings, religio-political groups, intersections of identity in motivations for engaging in violence, politics of memory, and ISIS activity throughout the Middle East. 

Stephen has a Master of Arts in International Relations from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Development from Lenoir-Rhyne University. 
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Collin Buckner

School of Public and International Affairs

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Allena Marie Chambers

School of Public and International Affairs

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Chan Gwenith Chandler

School of Public and International Affairs

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Lakisha Nicole Clinton

School of Public and International Affairs

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Elizabeth Congleton

School of Public and International Affairs

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Ania Morgan Cosby

School of Public and International Affairs

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Kelly Shane Dukes

School of Public and International Affairs

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Kanisha Monet Ervin

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

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Kristen L Gasperetti

School of Public and International Affairs

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Francesca Gottardi

Ph.D. Student /J.D. Candidate, School of Public and International Affairs

Research Interests: International Law, European Union Law, American Law, International Human Rights, Indigenous Rights.
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Amy Katherine Greene

School of Public and International Affairs

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Alexis D Grimes Trotter

School of Public and International Affairs

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Kelly E Gusweiler

School of Public and International Affairs

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Elias Halabi

School of Public and International Affairs

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Mahir Ikram

School of Public and International Affairs

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Bekir Ilhan

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. My research interests include the bargaining model of war, military strategy, innovation, and deterrence. 
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Sarah Imran

Ph.D. Student, School of Public and International Affairs

Sarah Imran is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Her subfields are International Relations and Research Methods. She is also pursuing a doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative International Politics. 

Sarah’s research interests include gender justice, transnational feminist networks in the Global South, social movements, and women-led community organizing.

Sarah has a background in Economics and a Master’s degree in Community Development. She has worked on advocacy and lobbying campaigns to establish legislation related to violence against women in Pakistan and in the US, and has spearheaded programs geared towards skills training and economic independence of the survivors of gender-based violence.

Sarah is also a mission-driven artist and her art is grounded in gender, racial, and social justice (www.sarahzimran.com). She is also on the organizing team of the annual Aurat March (Women's March) in Pakistan and is a 2019-2022 Women Deliver Young Leader.
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Ryan Lee James

School of Public and International Affairs

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Kiara L Johnson

School of Public and International Affairs

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Igor Kovac

Ph.D. Candidate, 2018-2019 Pre-Doctoral Fellow at ISCS, School of Public and International Affairs

Crosley Tower

513-560-3264

Igor Kovač research interests lie in International Security, International Relations Theory, Power, Geopolitics, Grand Strategy, International Political Economy, Cybersecurity, European Politics, Philosophy of Science, Mix-methods Research.

His Ph.D. thesis develops a new theoty of enduring hegemony - pervasive hegemony.

Igor works on several ongoing research projects:
- Economic power factor: primus inter pares?
- Geopolitics: Shangri-La of International Relations
- A Comparison of EU and NATO’s Approaches to Managing and Regulating Cyber Threats
- Sanctioning Iran: the case of a latent blowback for the European Union
- Economic intelligence: a comparative study

Mr. Kovač is active in different think tanks and NGOs, such as REFORMISS, and The Slovenian Paneuropean Movement. He cooperates with the Slovenian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and has delivered lectures on geopolitics on several academic institutions across Europe.
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Sunga Kufeyani

School of Public and International Affairs

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Jin kyung Lee

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Jinkyung is a ph.D. student in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. 

Jinkyung's research interests specifically concern the relationship between valuable resources in technology and large political systems. Based on her academic and work experiences, she has developed an interest in international data resource agreements and their effect on global relationship development. Especially, Jinkyung is pursuing to enhance her interests in cybersecurity policies, conflicts between countries in science and technology, and the process of establishing related systems. 

Jinkyung gained in-field work experience at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning and the Korea Information Society Development Institute. At these research institutions, she analyzed the influence of science and technology on the development of Korean governmental institutions, such as the postal system and the human resources development network.
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Jacqueline A Lewis

School of Public and International Affairs

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Abby Marie Link

School of Public and International Affairs

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Jonathan Liu

Ph.D. Student, School of Public and International Affairs

Jonathan Liu is a Ph.D. student in Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs and Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy at the University of Cincinnati. His subfields are International Relations and Comparative Politics. Jonathan’s research centers on the politics of China and Taiwan, particularly issues of security, foreign policy, nationalism, U.S.-China relations, and cross-Strait relations. Jonathan is a Albert C. Yates Fellowship recipient.
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Lisbeth Lundstedt

Affiliate - Benefits, School of Public and International Affairs

University Hall

513-556-6381

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Jackie Ann Marschall

Public Info Officer, School of Public and International Affairs

Hoxworth Center (4-5)

513-558-1213

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Anne Luckhaupt Mier

School of Public and International Affairs

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Janiah Jessica MIller

School of Public and International Affairs

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Harrison Oluchukwu Monye

School of Public and International Affairs

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Md. WASIM Newaz

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Md. Newaz is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to entering into the doctoral program, with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics, he previously studied in the field of politics, environment, and development. His areas of interest mainly include political ecology, governance, institutional policy, and community development with a particular focus on South and East Asia. Newaz is a recipient of Asian Development Japan Scholarship Program – ADB JSP Award (2017-2019).
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Kathryn Margaret Nolan

School of Public and International Affairs

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Victoria Omololu

School of Public and International Affairs

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Yorkow Oppon-Acquah

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Yorkow is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), UC, specializing in American politics, political methodology, and comparative politics. Alongside his doctoral studies, he has earned a graduate certification in Public Opinion and Survey Research and received the Taft Competitive Dissertation Fellowship.
 
His research focus spans public and elite opinion, political behavior, social and economic justice, and public policies in the United States and Africa. Specifically, he is interested in marijuana politics and death penalty policies in the US and Africa.
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Emma Grace Parker

School of Public and International Affairs

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Emma Peterson

School of Public and International Affairs

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Jazmynn Lee Rikee Ramsey

School of Public and International Affairs

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Aida Ramusovic-Witham

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

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Aida Ramusovic is an experienced and creative producer having worked mostly in broadcast news program and investigative journalism. Aida started as a political radio talk host in Montenegro in 2002. She continued her broadcast career as a reporter, anchor and senior news editor at national station TV Vijesti. She worked as producer on multiple investigative reporting projects with TV Vijesti, before becoming the first Media Ombudsman in Montenegro. Through her work with TV Vijesti, and later as director of non profit NOMEN, Aida trained and managed teams of political and investigative reporters. Aida is an avid yogi and cook. She holds a B.A in English literature from University of Montenegro, and MA in Media and communication from University in Florence, Italy. Currently, she is enrolled as Graduate student at University of Cincinnati.
 
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Alexis Lenae Roark

School of Public and International Affairs

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Mallory Rock

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Mallory is a PhD candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. Her subfields are American Politics and Comparative Politics, and she is pursuing a doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative and International Politics. Mallory's research interests include women in politics, conservative women, white Christian nationalism, and white identity politics.
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Yenni Rosana

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Yenni Rosana is a Ph.D. student in the School of Public and International Affairs, the University of Cincinnati with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a certification in Feminist Comparative.  Her involvement in the humanitarian field was started as a volunteer post-tsunami in 2004 for a humanitarian project in Aceh, Indonesia. From that time on, she continued working in the field where she found her passion and courage. Even when she worked as a permanent lecturer in a university, she still had widely involved as a community worker with some organizations that focus on women's and children's rights.
 
 
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Mustafa Sagir

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Mustafa Sagir is a PhD Candidate at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. His concentration fields are International Relations and Research Methodology. Mustafa’s research interests include: International security with a particular focus on cyber strategy and policy, public opinion, and machine learning applications in social sciences. Mustafa's doctoral dissertation explores the causes of state strategic postures in the cyber domain.
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Molly Anne Scruta

School of Public and International Affairs

Professional Summary 
Molly Scruta is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. She is pursuing a doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative and International Politics.

Molly brings over 10 years of teaching experience to the program, and currently works in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UC Blue Ash College in addition to her studies, serving as Title IX liaison and providing support to Latinx/e/a/o and gender diverse students. Her academic background is in International Relations, and her research passions include mobility justice, critical race theory, social movements, and women’s rights in the Global South. She is keenly interested in the intersections of law and policy, international relations, identity and immigration, focusing on relationships and mobilities between Latin America and the US. 

In collaboration with Rice University’s Baker Center for the United States and the Department of International Studies in the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Molly is currently a collaborating on a transnational research project examining the relationship between the United States and Mexico through a feminist lens, focusing on the ways in which relations could plausibly be shaped in the next twenty years by policy decisions, historical development and global and regional trends. 
 
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Regina Shahi

School of Public and International Affairs

Regina Shahi is a Master of Arts student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati.
 
She obtained her Bachelors in Law from Nepal and is a licensed lawyer in Nepal. She has an experience working in business and employment law in Nepal and in the United States. She is interested in understanding the interrelation between law, politics and society, more specifically how legal changes impact public participation in democracies. Currently, Regina is working as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Laura Dudley Jenkins and Dr. Rina Verma Williams on an oral history project about women in political science.
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Yash Sharma

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Yash Sharma is a third-year Ph.D. student in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. His subfields are International Relations and Comparative Politics. He is also pursuing a doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative International Politics. 
 
Yash’s research interests are political mobilization, electoral politics, and ethnoreligious nationalism, focusing on South Asia. He is particularly interested in the mobilization activities of the Bhartiya Janata Party in India. He is currently working on a project studying the mobilization of youth in vigilante groups and another project that looks at anti-conversion legislation (so-called 'love jihad' laws) in India. He has also recently worked on another project examining the politics of protest from the lens of prefigurative politics. 

Yash has a background in International Relations and Comparative Politics. For his MPhil, his dissertation examined right-wing political movements in Eastern Europe and their relation to the politics of memory, social communication, and identity politics. As part of his Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, he defended his thesis titled “Islamification of Pakistan under Zia-ul-Haq.” He recently worked on a project studying the constitution-making process in India. He was responsible for archival research on media coverage of the Indian Constituent Assembly debates and helping digitize resources related to the constitution-making process in India. 
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Ryane Kristen Sickles

School of Public and International Affairs

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Isaac Jadon Smith

School of Public and International Affairs

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Keshar Tenae Smith

School of Public and International Affairs

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Jala Gabrielle Stephens- Bertin

School of Public and International Affairs

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Alma Sultana

School of Public and International Affairs

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Rickey Charles Terrell

School of Public and International Affairs

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Nia Viola-Maria Thomas

School of Public and International Affairs

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Bilgen Turkay

Graduate Assistant, School of Public and International Affairs

Bilgen Turkay is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Her subfields are International Relations and Comparative Politics.

She previously completed an M.A. in Journalism at Ankara University. She has undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Public Relations and Advertising.

Her research interests include immigration, refugees, social media & technology and human rights. 
 
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Joe Walla

School of Public and International Affairs

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Margaret Wallman

School of Public and International Affairs

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Aileen Mariam Wang

Instructor - Adj, School of Public and International Affairs

Old Chemistry Building

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Mariam Wang is an instructor in the Asian Studies program at the University of Cincinnati. She has taught classes in Chinese Culture, Korean Culture, Japanese Culture, International Relations of East Asia, Regional Politics, Nationalism and Identity Politics, Political Economy, and Comparative Politics at the University of Cincinnati. Mariam is bilingual and fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Mariam is active in community service. Mariam Wang currently is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ignite Institute, a STEAM Fields High School in Erlanger, KY. She has served as the Boone County Superintendent’s District Ambassador, and Community Service and School District SBDM member.

Before studying and teaching at the University of Cincinnati, Mariam had product and project management experience in strategic finance, marketing consulting, and corporate contract negotiation for Fortune 500 clients.
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Gabrielle Eve Woehler

School of Public and International Affairs

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Justin Wolterman

Adjunct Professor - School of Public and International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs

CLIFTCT

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Adjunct Professor - School of Public and International Affairs
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Samuel Yeboah

School of Public and International Affairs

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Zachary Ellis Ziv

School of Public and International Affairs