Here is a list of where our job candidates have had (or have scheduled) on-campus job interviews to date:
University of Georgia
University of Oklahoma-Norman
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Texas State University
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Miami
Colorado Christian College
James Madison University
Christian Sorace has received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Fellowship. He is doing fieldwork in Sichuan, China. His is researching the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and how the Chinese state’s reconstruction plan impacted and shaped grassroots politics. By focusing on varieties of disaster reconstruction political economy, Sorace hopes to shed light on the regime’s vision for developing the countryside, rural politics, and state-society relations in China more broadly.
Josh Blank’s analysis of the most recent UT/TT poll was published by the Texas Tribune. Blank writes about partisanship and whether the public perceives science as a good basis for public policy.
Read it here.
No APSA conference this year, but the paper Trey Thomas would have presented, coauthored with Tim LaPira, is getting media coverage from Politico and National Journal. The paper, ”Revolving Doors: Assessing Lobbyists’ Government Experience Across Policy Communities in Washington,” reveals that lobbyists are, in violation of the law, often failing to report previous government experience.
Kevin Stuart is now the owner of Teddlie Stuart Media Partners, Inc., a political firm headquartered in New Orleans with a satellite in Austin, Tex.
Mine Tafolar has been awarded a travel grant by the Project on Middle East Political Science at the Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University. Tafolar is researching clientelist networks and women’s empowerment in Turkey.
Tafolar has a research affiliation with Bogazici (Bosphorus) University’s Social Policy Forum in Istanbul while conducting her field work in Turkey.
An article by Yuval Weber, “For Putin, It Gets More and More Expensive to Buy Loyalty of Russian Ruling Elites,” has been published by Forbes.com.
The article was also picked up for translation by Inopressa.
Yuval Weber is a visiting researcher at the New Economic School and Carnegie Moscow Center.
Jeremy Fortier has won a prestigious William Powers, Jr. Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. The Powers Dissertation Fellowship is one of the highest awards offered to continuing graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Fortier studies political philosophy under Thomas Pangle, and his research investigates the relationship between morality and politics. His dissertation focuses on Nietzsche, who Fortier argues points the way toward a new and more nuanced understanding of the relation between morality and politics.
Several graduate students have won prestigious fellowships in support of their dissertation research.
Matthew Rhodes-Purdy has received a Fulbright award to support his dissertation research in Chile.
Steven Brooke has been awarded a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship by the United States Institute of Peace to support his dissertation research in Egypt on Islamist groups’ provision of social services.
Ayca Arkilic has won a Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French Embassy, Kai-ping Huang has received a fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Education, and William McCormick has won an Intercollegiate Studies Institute Richard M. Weaver Fellowship.
Many graduate students have been awarded fellowships from the department of government or the graduate school for all or part of the upcoming academic year. Daniel Nogueira-Budny, Pete Mohanty, and Katherine Bersch will receive graduate school continuing fellowships. William Blake, Abby Blass, Riitta Koivumaeki, Christian Sorace, and Rachel Sternfeld have been awarded Malcolm Macdonald fellowships.
Daniel Nogueria-Budny will be a fellow at George Washington University’s CIBER Summer Doctoral Institute in June and July 2012.
In October, Gustavo Rivera Loret de Mola particpated in the youth forum of the Iberoamerican Summit. He worked as facilitator and moderator, helping draft a resolution that was presented to the region’s chiefs of state and government of the region. Gustavo met the executive secretaries of the OECD and CEPAL, and the presidents of Paraguay, Mexico, Bolivia, Spain, and Portugal. He is pictured above outside Paraguay’s legislative assembly.
Johnny Meyer received open-pool admittance to the 2012 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. Open-pool admittance is highly selective, with at least 12 applicants for each spot. Meyer attends UT on a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fel-lowship, the most prestigious fellowship available to an American graduate student. His ongoing research project tries to understand the conditions in which illicit market participants engage in political violence.
Emma Deputy has been elected to serve on the Middle East Studies Association Graduate Student Committee, a three member board of advanced graduate students drawn from all disciplines.
Macdonald Dissertation Fellowships (full year):
L. Matthew Vandenbroek
Macdonald Dissertation Fellowships (half year):
Katherine Bersch Emma Deputy
Carnegie Research Fellowship:
SSRC Middle East Political Science Travel Grant:
NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant:
L. Matthew Vandenbroek
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
NSF/TESS Grant (Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences):
Austin Hart (with Joel Middleton, NYU)
Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada:
University Continuing Fellowships:
Yuval Weber awarded 2012 Research Fellowship at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
Yuval Weber published an article in the Russian version of Forbes Magazine, “Monocities: An American Approach: How in America They Solve the Problems of Cities That are Left Without Work.”
Trey Thomas received an honorable mention for the National Science Foundation’s 2010 Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Emma Deputy received the 2010 Southwestern Political Science Association Ted Robinson Award for her paper “Anti-Gamila: The Politics of Sexual Harassment in Cairo.” Deputy has also been awarded a SSRC Middle East Political Science Travel Grant and been elected to the Middle East Studies Association Graduate Student Committee.
The Department of Government is indebted to Betty Dooley Awbrey, who has agreed to a planned estate gift in honor of her father, Claude Dooley, to support graduate fellowships in the Department of Government. Betty Awbrey received her B.A. in Government in 1970, received M.A. degrees from Texas Tech and UT-San Antonio and made a career as a public educator. This is the type of private philanthropy that can take the Department of Government to the next level. The entire department extends its thanks to Betty Awbrey.
The Board of Regents has approved creation of the The Melvin J. Hinich Excellence Fund for Graduate Students in the Department of Government. This excellence fund, in honor of our late colleague, professor and friend Mel Hinich, has come to fruition thanks to the leadership of our dedicated faculty, alumni, Mel’s friends and family and Dean Randy Diehl, who matched our faculty donations.
Roy Germano has been named the University’s 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student.
Shinya Wakao has received a research grant from Japan’s Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation.
Bill McCormick is a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Cambridge on an Earhart Fellowship, where he is studying the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas.
Jonghoon Eun received a POSCO Graduate Research Grant to analyze the votes of Korean Constitutional Court justices.
Michael Dennis received a Dissertation Support Fellowship from the SSRC Eurasia Program.
Daniel Nogueira-Budny and Matt Buehler received Boren fellowships through the U.S. National Security Education Program.
Steven Brooke has received a FLAS to study Arabic.
Regina Goodnow is a 2010-11 Fulbright-Hays fellow in the Ukraine.