Current Doctoral Students

Meet current doctoral students within the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University and learn about their interests.

Davis Arthur-Yeboah

Research Interests: Political Economy of Development, African Politics, Women and Politics, and Civil Society, Democratization
Field of Specialization: Comparative Politics, American Politics
Education: B.A., University of Ghana, M.I.D.A., Western Michigan University

Kristie Bailey

Kristie Bailey

Education: B.A., Aquinas College

Abida Bano

Abida Bano
Research interests: formal and informal institutions, gender and politics, democratization, civil society, qualitative methods
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: M. Phil., University of Peshawar

Felicia Barghouti

Felicia Barghouti

Research interests: contemporary and democratic political theories, civil society and social movements, women's representation in politics
Field of specialization: political philosophy and comparative politics
Education: B.A., M.A., Birzeit University-Palestine/Middle East

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett
Research interests: UK politics, Western European politics, American electoral behavior
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.A., State Cloud State University

Naomi Bick

Naomi Bick
Research interests: environmental politics, women and politics, public policy
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.A., Washington and Jefferson College

Crispin Bolese

Education: Deuxieme Graduat, Universite De Kinshasa, M.A., University of Southern Maine

Kathleen Bolter

Kathleen Bolter
Research interests: political economy, political institutions, comparative public policy
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.S., Ferris State University; M.I.D.A., Western Michigan University

Brittany Brake

Brittany Brake
Research interests: ancient and medieval political philosophy, modern political philosophy, Platonic thought, utopian studies, civic republicanism, rational choice theory
Field of specialization: political philosophy, American politics
Education: B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Western Michigan University

Abi Chamlagai

Abi Chamlagai
Research interests: democratization, civil society and social movement
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political philosophy
Education: M.A., University of New Mexico

Kristoffer Haymon

Education: B.A., M.A., Central Michigan University

Beenish Kulsoom

Education: B.S., University of the Punjab, M.B.A., National University of Sciences and Technology

Dervaish Khan

Research interests: social movements, nationalist movements in Pakistan, contemporary political theory
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: M.A., University of Peshawar; M.Phil, Quaid-e-Azam University

George LLuberes

George Lluberes
Research interests: democratization, political corruption, economic development, American politics, comparative politics
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: B.A., Western Michigan University

Marcial Amaury Pineda Moquete

Marcial Amaury Pineda
Research interests: democratization, political economy of development
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: LL.B., Autonomous University of Santo Domingo; M.A., Educational Technology, Western Michigan University

Agnimel Christian Sess

Research interests: hybrid regimes in democratization
Field of specialization: comparative politics
Education: B.A., NYACK College; M.A., City University of New York

Derek Shaw

Education: B.S. University of Oregon, M.P.A., Kansas State University at Manhattan

Manuel Soque

Manuel Soque
Research interests: civil society, social movements, democratization, political economy of development, money-laundering and terrorism financing, campaign and elections
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.A., Catholic University of Angola; M.A., Western Michigan University

Dawid Tatarczyk

Dawid Tatarcyzk

Research interests: the Catholic church and politics, social science methodology
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: B.A., Oakland University; M.P.A., Oakland University

Josh Varnell

Education: A.A., Johnson County Comminuty College, B.A., University of Missouri, M.A., Western Michigan University

Tri (Wenta) Windari

Tri (Wenta) Windari
Research interests: democratization, multicultural society, conflicts, nationalism and ethnicity
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political philosophy
Education: B.A., Gadjah Mada University; M.A., University of Melbourne