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Comparative Politics

Georgia Nilsson
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
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362 Commons Center
Nicole Audette
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, International Relations
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331 Commons Center
Specializations: African Post-Conflict Reconstruction, International Development, Public Diplomacy
Gabriel N. Camargo-Toledo
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics,
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Commons 304A
Specializations: Public Opinion, Comparative Political Institutions
Katherine Blue Carroll
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Associate Director of Public Policy Studies
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Middle East Pol PSCI 3894-Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm and by appointment; US Military PSCI 3983: Wednesdays from noon to 2:30 pm, and by appointment.
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615-322-6789
360 Commons Center
Specializations: Middle East Politics; Terrorism; U.S. military
Kaitlen Cassell
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics,
Office Hours: Spring 2019: By appointment
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304E Commons Center
Specializations: Latin America
Oscar Castorena
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
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304K Commons Center
Specializations: Latin American Politics, Political Economy of Development, Representation and Accountability, Public Opinion.
Amanda B. Clayton
Assistant Professor
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615-875-7934
327 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Political Economy, Political Institutions, Gender and Politics, Experimental Methods, African Politics
Shashwat Dhar
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics,
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior, Ethnic Politics, South Asia
Claire Evans
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursdays 1:30-3:00 pm
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304E Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior and Public Opinion in Latin America
Margaret Frost
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, International Relations
Office Hours: Spring 2019: By appointment
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304K Commons Center
Specializations: Social and Political Violence; Latin American Politics; Civil Conflict
Michael Jude Hendricks
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1:10pm-2:10pm; Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Citizen Initiatives, Electoral Studies, Social Dissent
Jonathan Hiskey
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
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615-322-6236
339 Commons Center
Specializations: Democracy; Local development: Migration; Latin America
HeeJu Jang
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2 pm or by appointment
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304E Commons Center
Specializations: Immigration, China, Voting
Sangeun Cecilia Kim
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays 1-3pm
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304K Commons Center
Specializations: African Politics
Jennifer M. Larson
Associate Professor
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays from 1-2 pm 
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Website
615-322-6240
332 Commons Center
Specializations: Social Networks, Political Economy of Conflict and Cooperation
Alex Lawhorne
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior, Political Geography, Political Psychology, State and Local Governments, Public Policy
Whitney Lopez-Hardin
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
Email Specializations: Public Opinion and Migration
Noam Lupu
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Office Hours: By appointment.
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615-875-9181
340 Commons Center
Specializations: Representation; Latin American Politics; Political Behavior; Political Parties
Xinru Ma
Graduate Student
Fields of study: International Relations, Comparative Politics
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300 Commons Center
Specializations: Nationalism, Protests, Maritime Disputes, East Asian Security, Formal and Computational Methods
Sebastian A. Meyer
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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304K Commons Center
Kristin Michelitch
Assistant Professor
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615-322-1562
326 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy of Development, Political Behavior, Experimental Methods, Public Policy, African Politics
Euiyoung Emily Noh
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics,
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304J Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior; Political Violence
Daniela Osorio Michel
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
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304A Commons Center
Juan Camilo Plata Caviedes
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
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Specializations: Local Politics, Political Representation
Mariana Ramírez Bustamante
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology

315 Commons Center
Specializations: Crime and Insecurity; Social and Political Violence; Latin American Politics
Guilherme Russo
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
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Website
Specializations: Public Opinion, Latin America, Quantitative Methods
Facundo E. Salles Kobilanski
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
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304A Commons Center
Specializations: Latin American Politics
Mitchell A. Seligson
Centennial Professor
Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor
Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Founder and Senior Advisor, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
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615-322-6237
366 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative politics/Latin America; political behavior; political economy of development
Laura M. Sellers
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: by appointment
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304J Commons Center
Specializations: Immigration, Latin America
Tariq Thachil
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 3-5 pm or by appointment
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Website
615-936-7983
354 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Parties; Political Behavior; Ethnic Politics; South Asia
 Rebecca Townsley
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Political Theory, Comparative Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1:10 - 2:10 pm and Thursdays by appointment.
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Feminist Theory, Social Justice and Human Rights, SGBV, Feminist Political Economy, Development Studies
Sheahan G. Virgin
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm, or by appointment
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301D Commons Center
Specializations: Electoral Rules and Reform; Campaigns and Voting Behavior; Electoral College
Keith Weghorst
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:15 am
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615-875-8150
351 Commons Center
Specializations: Democratization; Political Parties; Legislative Candidacy; African Politics; Survey Methodology
Bryce Williams-Tuggle
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and by appointment.
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304E Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior, Latin American Politics
Adam Wolsky
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics,
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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304A Commons Center
Specializations: Latin America, Political Behavior
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science
Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm, and by appointment
Email
615-322-5016
344 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Politics, Political Behavior and Public Opinion, Latin American Politics