Graduate Student Research
The Mershon Center provides support for select graduate students to focus on research related to international security. Projects cover an interdisciplinary range of fields, from geography to political science.
To learn more about recent graduate research projects, click on the student's name below.
• Soundarya Chidambaram (Political Science) Why do People Riot? Understanding the micro-level processes motivating Hindu-Muslim Riots in India
• Michael Ewers (Geography), Locational Decisions and Perceived Risk of U.S. Multinationals in the New Gulf Development States
• Denice Fett (History), Information, Intelligence and Negotiation: The Atlantic European Diplomatic World, 1558-1585
• Ursula Gurney (History), The United States and European Détente: Nixon, Ford and the Helsinki Accords, 1969-75
• Edward Gutierrez (History), Sherman Was Right: The Experience of AEF Soldiers in the First World War
• Marguerite Hernandez (Sociology), Problem Definitions: Understanding the NGO Response to Sex Trafficking
• Eliza Ho (History of Art), War, Propaganda, and Photography: The Chinese Photographer Sha Fei (1912-50)
• Ryan Irwin (History), Race and Revolution: The International Dilemma of Apartheid, 1960-69
• Dag Mossige (Political Science), The Perils of Movement Parties: An Investigation of Political Parties in Mexico and Argentina
• Rohit Negi (Geography), From Boma to Boomtown: Extraction, Place, and Politics in Solwezi, Zambia
• Mark Rice (History), The Alliance City: NATO and Berlin, 1958-63
• Srdjan Vucetic (Political Science), The “Anglosphere”: A Genealogy of an Identity in International Relations
• Christina Xydias (Political Science), Women At/On the Ballot: Examining the Effects of Tokenism and Quotas
Dag Mossige, Ph.D. student in Political Science, interviewed Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, founder of the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) in Mexico, as part of his research on movement parties in Latin America, or parties that cannot be defined on a left-right continuum.