• Stephanie Ahrens: Democratic Trust and the Limits of Distrust in Democracy
  • Fabian N. Arzuaga: Paradoxes of Individuality: Liberalism, the Crisis of Work, and the Critique of Political Economy
  • Andrea Bartoletti: Escaping the Deadly Embrace: Encirclement at the Origins of Major Wars
  • Jasmine Helene' Benjamin: The Democratic Consequences of Highly Publicized Events of Police Misconduct for Black Political Attitudes Towards Police and Local Government Officials in Chicago
  • Yuna Blajer de la Garza: A House is Not a Home: Citizenship and Belonging in Contemporary Democracies
  • Nicholas Campbell-Seremetis: Fanatics, Fools, and Madmen: How Perceptions of Bias, Incompetence, and Irrationality Impact International Politics
  • Eric Chase-Sosnoff: The Effect of Perceived Discrimination on Authoritarianism Among Stigmatized Racial Minorities: A Multi-Level Analysis
  • Jonathan Mark Deming: The Strategic Foundations of Authoritarian Successor Parties
  • Onursal Erol: Claiming Gezi: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Urban Contention
  • Samuel Robert Galloway: Cruising Politics: Affect, Assemblage, Agonistic Democracy
  • Alfredo Gonzalez: Other than Honorable: The Rise and Decline of Citizenship-for-Service, 1918-1965
  • Mariya Grinberg: Planning for the Short Haul: Explaining Wartime Trade Between Enemies
  • Alex Haskins: Innovating Empire: Domination and Resistance in Nineteenth-Century China and Japan
  • Tania Islas: Politics in a House of Mirrors: Art, Nationalism, and Representation in Contemporary Mexico
  • Jennifer Jackson: Race, Risks, and Responses: Mapping Black Americans' Reactions to Group Threat
  • Sana Jaffrey:  Leveraging the Leviathan: Politics of Impunity and the Rise of Vigilantism in Democratic Indonesia
  • Gentry Jenkins: The Revolutionary Roots of Peripheral Rebellions
  • Emily Katzenstein:  Race(d) Futures: Race, Risk and the Politics of Prediction
  • Doyoung Lee: Tailoring Extended Deterrence: How States Provide a Security Umbrella
  • William Spencer Levine: “The Movement is Everything:” Radical Kantianism and the Ideal of Emancipation in Modern Germany
  • Yasmeen Mekawy: Passionate Publics: Emotions and Events Through Social Media in the #JAN25 Egyptian Revolution
  • Tejas Parasher: Self-Rule and the State in Indian Political Thought, 1880-1950
  • Natasha Alessandra Piano: Elites and Democracy: The Italian School of Elitism, American Political Science and the Problem of Plutocracy
  • Lucas Guimaraes Pinheiro: Factories of Modernity: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Racial Politics of Historical Capitalism
  • Michael Rosol:  Weberian Militaries: Promotion and Appointment Systems as a Determinate of Military Effectiveness in Population Centric Counterinsurgency
  • Megan Savel: Expectations, Perceptions, and Social Roles: The Effects and Performance of Gender in Campaigns for the United States Congress
  • Nazmul S. Sultan: Waiting for the People: Colonialism and the Idea of Democracy in India

​You can find a select list of prize winning dissertations here