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Student News: Spring 2021

Student News: Spring 2021

Ankita Aggarwarl (level II) published “Why are MNREGA wages so low?” in Ideas For India. Fernando Aquino (level III) is running for New York City…

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Spring 2021 Student Interview: Mike Stinavage

Spring 2021 Student Interview: Mike Stinavage

Mike Stinavage is a M.A. student currently in Spain completing a Fulbright Fellowship at the Public University of Navarre. His research focuses on waste management…

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Spring 2021 Student Interview: Andrés Sebastian Besserer Rayas

Spring 2021 Student Interview: Andrés Sebastian Besserer Rayas

Andrés Sebastian Besserer Rayas is a level II Ph.D. student in the Comparative Politics subfield who studies migration. The interview below has been edited for…

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How He Converted ‘Dumb Questions’ Into Serious Research: Conner Martinez, Class of 2021 M.A. Grad, on Getting Into a Political Science Ph.D. Program

How He Converted ‘Dumb Questions’ Into Serious Research: Conner Martinez, Class of 2021 M.A. Grad, on Getting Into a Political Science Ph.D. Program

Conner Martinez (M.A. ’21, Political Science) is heading to Indiana this August to begin a doctoral program in political science at the University of Notre…

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Virtual Student Town Hall, Friday, May 7, 3:00-5:00PM

Virtual Student Town Hall, Friday, May 7, 3:00-5:00PM

As our semester draws to a close, your EC reps are inviting you to gather for a Virtual Student Town Hall on May 7th from 3-5pm…

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Student News: Fall 2020

Student News: Fall 2020

Featured Student News from our Fall 2020 department newsletter, Homo Politicus. Access the newsletter archive here. Ankita Aggarwal (level II) co-authored “Time to act on MGNREGA,”…

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M.A. Alum Danielle Garcia Explores Hip-Hop’s Political Power and Its Paradoxes, and Finds Her Calling

M.A. Alum Danielle Garcia Explores Hip-Hop’s Political Power and Its Paradoxes, and Finds Her Calling

Hip-hop has exploded as a global phenomenon, heard everywhere from Broadway to Bangalore. Yet its commercial success is one of the paradoxes of a music…

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Ph.D. Candidate Thuy Anh Tran Awarded Dissertation Research Grant by the American Political Science Association

Ph.D. Candidate Thuy Anh Tran Awarded Dissertation Research Grant by the American Political Science Association

Graduate Center doctoral candidate Thuy Anh Tran (Political Science) was awarded a 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant by the American Political Science Association. The…

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Alum Adam Sachs (M.A. '20) on Pivoting During the Pandemic: Laid Off from the Arts Sector, a Political Science Graduate Finds Opportunity and Meaning in New Role

Alum Adam Sachs (M.A. ’20) on Pivoting During the Pandemic: Laid Off from the Arts Sector, a Political Science Graduate Finds Opportunity and Meaning in New Role

Adam Sachs (M.A. ’20, Political Science) was two months away from graduation when he was laid off from his finance role at a prestigious performing…

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Ph.D. Candidate Philip Johnson Awarded Two Fellowships for Work on Organized Crime in Mexico

Ph.D. Candidate Philip Johnson Awarded Two Fellowships for Work on Organized Crime in Mexico

As the fall semester begins with an unusual set of challenges, Ph.D. candidate Philip Johnson (Political Science), who studies crime and violence in Latin America,…

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