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Yen-Hsin Chen - vita
  • Areas of Interest: Comparative politics, international relations, Chinese politics, protest
  • Dissertation: Protests in China: Why and Which Chinese People Go to the Streets
  • Committee: T. David Mason (co-Chair), Phil Paolino (co-Chair), Ko Maeda, and John Ishiyama
  • Email: Yen-HsinChen@my.unt.edu
Mustafa Kirisci - vita
  • Areas of Interest: Civil wars, terrorism, nonviolent movements, state repression
  • Dissertation: Life Cycle of Terrorist Groups: When Terror Groups Emerge and Exit​
  • Committee: T. David Mason (chair), Michael Greig, Jacqueline H.R. DeMeritt, Paul Hensel.
  • Email: MustafaKirisci@my.unt.edu
Michael Widmeier - vita
  • Areas of Interest: Comparative politics, international relations, civil war, rebel organization, causes and consequences of refugees, violence against civilians
  • Dissertation: Where Do They Come From, and Where Do They Go? Rebel Group Origins and the Dynamics of Civil War
  • Committee: T. David Mason (co-Chair), Idean Salehyan (co-Chair), Jacqueline DeMeritt, and John Ishiyama
  • Email: MichaelWidmeier@my.unt.edu


Roman Krastev - vita
  • Areas of Interest: International Relations, American Foreign Policy, International Conflict, Russia and East European Politics
  • Dissertation: Identity Claims and Leadership Survival
  • Committee: Paul Hensel (chair), Marijke Breuning, John Ishiyama, and James Meernik.
  • Email: RomanKrastev@my.unt.edu
Melissa Martinez - vita
  • Areas of Interest: International relations, comparative politics, human rights, repression, violent non-state actors
  • Dissertation: Reacting to What? Violent Non-State Organizations, Naming and Shaming, and Human Rights Violations
  • Committee: Jacqueline DeMeritt (co-chair), Marijke Breuning (co-chair), Glen Biglaiser, John Ishiyama
  • Email: MelissaMartinez10@my.unt.edu
  • Website: melissamartinez01.wordpress.com
Lynsey Parsons - vita
  • Areas of Interest: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Origins of Conflict, Indigenous/Minority Politics, Foreign Policy in Small States, Arms Control, Refugee Issues
  • Dissertation: The Long-Term Effects of Exclusion on Regime Stability
  • Committee: J. Michael Greig (Chair), Paul R. Hensel, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Lisa Henry (UNT Anthropology)
  • Email: LynseyParsons@my.unt.edu


Evan M. Lowe - vita
  • Areas of Interest: Classical political philosophy, modern political philosophy, politics of modern science, American political thought, American Presidency
  • Dissertation: Political Judgment and Rule in Francis Bacon's New Atlantis
  • Committee: Richard S. Ruderman (Chair), Steven P. Forde, Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Martin Yaffee (UNT Philosophy)
  • Email: EvanLowe@my.unt.edu
  • Website: evanmlowe.weebly.com

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