WICS logo Women in Conflict Studies (WICS)

A Scholarly Association of Women Who Engage in Scientific Research on International Conflict and Cooperation

  • WICS History and Purpose
  • Join the WICS Listserv
  • WICS Events
  • WICS Participants
  • WICS Participants Seeking Faculty Positions
  • Contact WICS
  • Other Useful Links

WICS History and Purpose
WICS was born as a result of casual conversations among a small group of assistant professors. These women were puzzled by their perception that qualified women working in their area of research seemed to be dropping out of the discipline at a higher rate than men. They were concerned that the small numbers of women in their field did not seem to be improving at an adequate rate, so they agreed to invite some other women to gather at the 2001 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association to brainstorm about what they could do to help alter this trend. Eight faculty members participated in this initial meeting.

The group discussed a number of societal and institutional explanations that can help to account for the low numbers of women following and succeeding in this career path. They agreed that discipline-wide and university-wide women's caucuses are strong advocates for policy change on issues that disproportionately affect women. There was also agreement, however, that networking, support, and mentoring make a big difference in the probability that women choose to continue in academia and that providing opportunities for networking and mentoring was a role that a small group of women working in a similar research area could play. Their solution was WICS.

In essence, the primary goal of WICS is to help integrate women into the profession early, and to provide women with an additional source of contacts working in the same general research area with whom they can collaborate and exchange feedback on their work, as well as gain advice on professional matters, both gender related and non-gender related. Since 2001, we have hosted gatherings at major conferences at least twice per year. In addition, we maintain two listservs, one for faculty members and one for graduate students, that encourage discussion and interaction regarding professional matters.

Our members are women who study international conflict and cooperation. Most are affiliated with political science or international studies departments at academic institutions. Many are also members of the International Studies Association and/or the American Political Science Association. As of August, 2019, our faculty listserv has 343 members, and our graduate student listserv has 314 members.

We believe that a sense of community is important in integrating young women into our profession, and that women who have the opportunity to get to know other women working in their area of research are more likely to be both successful and satisfied. WICS hopes to complement the variety of venues available for professional socialization, networking, and mentoring by providing another outlet aimed to encourage and support the participation of women in our field.

Join the WICS Listserv
WICS operates two listservs, one for women in faculty positions and one for female graduate students. Both listservs serve as forums for discussion and networking as well as venues through which we coordinate and announce upcoming gatherings. We welcome all women who are engaged in scientific research on international conflict and cooperation to join the WICS listservs.

To join the WICS faculty listserv, go to https://mailman.rice.edu/mailman/listinfo/irwomen-l or email WICS@rice.edu.

To join the WICS graduate student listserv, go to https://mailman.rice.edu/mailman/listinfo/wicsgrads-l or email WICS@rice.edu.

WICS also has a facebook group.

WICS Events
  • Journeys in World Politics: A Workshop Sponsored by the University of Iowa
    Kelly Kadera and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell are hosting a series of workshops for female scholars of world politics. The Journeys workshop brings together junior and senior women working in IR. The weekend experience is highlighted by:
    • Research presentations by junior scholars
    • Feedback on research from conference participants
    • Sessions on career and gender topics
    • Oral autobiographies by senior scholars

WICS Faculty Participants
The following women have volunteered to be listed on this website. If you would like to be listed, please contact WICS.
Lamis Abdelaaty, Syracuse University, labdelaa@maxwell.syr.edu
Emily Acevedo, California State University Los Angeles, eaceved3@calstatela.edu
Fiona B. Adamson, SOAS, University of London, fa33@soas.ac.uk
Belgin San Akca, Koc University, bakca@ku.edu.tr
Deniz Aksoy, Washington University in St. Louis, denizaksoy@wustl.edu
Susan Allen, University of Mississippi, shallen@olemiss.edu
Mary Beth Altier, New York University, marybeth.altier@nyu.edu
Yara M. Asi, University of Central Florida, yara.asi@ucf.edu

Kristin M. Bakke, University College London, kmbakke@ucl.ac.uk
Katherine Barbieri, University of South Carolina, katherine.barbieri@sc.edu
Naazneen H. Barma, Naval Postgraduate School, nhbarma@nps.edu
Bethany Barratt, Roosevelt University, bbarratt@roosevelt.edu
Regina Bateson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, bateson@mit.edu
Lorraine Bayard de Volo, University of Colorado, LBDV@colorado.edu
Anne Marie Baylouny, Naval Postgraduate School, ambaylou@nps.edu
A. Burcu Bayram, University of Arkansas, bayram@uark.edu
Laura N. Bell, West Texas A&M University, lbell@wtamu.edu
Rebecca V. Bell-Martin, el Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), rebecca.bell.martin@tec.mx
Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch, Suffolk University, michalbjh@suffolk.edu
Michelle A. Benson, University at Buffalo, SUNY, mbenson2@buffalo.edu
Molly Berkemeier, University of Georgia, Molly.berkemeier@uga.edu
Marie Besancon, Homes for Sudan, mariebesancon@gmail.com
Rebecca Best, University of Missouri at Kansas City, bestrh@umkc.edu
Tavishi Bhasin, Kennesaw State University, tbhasin@kennesaw.edu
Johanna K. Birnir, University of Maryland, jkbirnir@umd.edu
Shannon L. Blanton, University of Alabama at Birmingham, slblanton@uab.edu
Kanisha Bond, University of Maryland, kanisha@umd.edu
Inken von Borzyskowski, Florida State University, i.Borzyskowski@fsu.edu
Carew E. Boulding, University of Colorado, carew.boulding@colorado.edu
Jessica Maves Braithwaite, University of Arizona, jbraith@arizona.edu
Marijke Breuning, University of North Texas, marijke.breuning@unt.edu
Sarah Bush, Yale University, sarah.bush@yale.edu
Charity Butcher, Kennesaw State University, cbutche2@kennesaw.edu
Rachel Bzostek, University of Texas at Tyler, rachel_bzostek@uttyler.edu

Susanna Campbell, American University, susanna.campbell@american.edu
Mary Caprioli, University of Minnesota-Duluth, mcapriol@d.umn.edu
Sabine C. Carey, University of Mannheim, sabine.carey@uni-mannheim.de
Lisa Carlson, University of Idaho, lcarl@uidaho.edu
Suparna Chaudhry, Christopher Newport University, suparna.chaudhry@cnu.edu
Erica Chenoweth, Harvard Kennedy School, contact
Tiffany S. Chu, Virginia Military Institute, chuts@vmi.edu
Menevis Cilizoglu, St. Olaf College, menevisc@stolaf.edu
Karisa Cloward, Southern Methodist University, kcloward@smu.edu
Dara Kay Cohen, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, dara_cohen@hks.harvard.edu
Courtenay Conrad, University of California, Merced, cconrad2@ucmerced.edu
Sarah E. Croco, University of Maryland, scroco@umd.edu
Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, University of Maryland, kgcunnin@umd.edu

Xinyuan Dai, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, xdai@uiuc.edu
Sarah Zukerman Daly, University of Notre Dame, sarahdaly@nd.edu
Vesna Danilovic, University at Buffalo, SUNY, vesna@buffalo.edu
Ursula Daxecker, University of Amsterdam, u.daxecker@uva.nl
Erica De Bruin, Hamilton College, edebruin@hamilton.edu
Jacqueline DeMeritt, University of North Texas, jdemeritt@unt.edu
Tijen Demirel-Pegg, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), tipegg@iupui.edu
Jennifer M. Dixon, Villanova University, jennifer.m.dixon@villanova.edu
Amanda Donahoe, Centenary College of Louisiana, adonahoe@centenary.edu
Daniela Donno, University of Pittsburgh, donno@pitt.edu

Kristine Eck, Uppsala University, kristine.eck@pcr.uu.se
Barbara Elias, Bowdoin College, belias@bowdoin.edu
Jennifer L. Erickson, Boston College, jennifer.erickson.2@bc.edu
Chelsea Estancona, University of South Carolina, estancon@mailbox.sc.edu
Andrea Everett, University of California, Santa Cruz, anlevere@ucsc.edu

Songying Fang, Rice University, sfang@rice.edu
Tanisha Fazal, University of Minnesota, fazal007@umn.edu
Katharine M. Floros, University of Illinois at Chicago, kmfloros@uic.edu
Virginia Page Fortna, Columbia University, vpf4@columbia.edu
Allison Frendak-Blume, George Mason University, afrendak@gmu.edu

Maryann Gallagher, University of Georgia, mgallag@uga.edu
Faten Ghosn, University of Arizona, fghosn@email.arizona.edu
Desha M. Girod, Georgetown University, dmg78@georgetown.edu
Theodora-Ismene Gizelis, University of Essex, tig@essex.ac.uk
Anita Gohdes, University of Zurich, gohdes@ipz.uzh.ch
Jill Goldenziel, Marine Corps University, jgoldenziel@gmail.com
Joanne Gowa, Princeton University, jgowa@princeton.edu
Kelly M. Greenhill, Tufts and Harvard Universities, kelly_greenhill@harvard.edu
Alexandra Guisinger, Temple University, alexandra.guisinger@temple.edu
Holly L. Guthrey, Uppsala University, holly.guthrey@valentin.uu.se

Roos Haer, Leiden University, r.van.der.haer@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Jillienne Haglund, University of Kentucky, jill.haglund@uky.edu
Marcia Hale, University of North Carolina, mrhale@uncg.edu
Yao Han, Tsinghua University, University College Dublin, hanyao85@gmail.com
Wendy L. Hansen, University of New Mexico, wlhansen@unm.edu
Heidi Hardt, University of California, Irvine, hhardt@uci.edu
Kristen A. Harkness, University of St. Andrews, kh81@st-andrews.ac.uk
Caroline A. Hartzell, Gettysburg College, chartzel@gettysburg.edu
Marina Henke, Northwestern University, marina.henke@northwestern.edu
Courtney Hillebrecht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chillebrecht2@unl.edu
Stephanie Hofmann, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, stephanie.hofmann@graduateinstitute.ch
Jennifer S. Holmes, University of Texas at Dallas, jholmes@utdallas.edu
Reyko Huang, Texas A&M University, rhuang@tamu.edu
Natalie Florea Hudson, University of Dayton, nhudson1@udayton.edu
Susan D. Hyde, University of California, Berkeley, susanhyde@berkeley.edu

Zaryab Iqbal, Pennsylvania State University, iqbal@psu.edu

Amira Jadoon, United States Military Academy at West Point, amira.jadoon@usma.edu
Corinna Jentzsch, Leiden University, c.jentzsch@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Kristin Johnson, University of Rhode Island, kristin_johnson@mail.uri.edu
Tana Johnson, Duke University, tana.johnson@duke.edu
Minnie Minhyung Joo, University of Massachusetts Lowell, minhyung_joo@uml.edu
Danielle Jung, Emory University, danielle.jung@emory.edu

S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Georgetown University, sao32@georgetown.edu
Kelly M. Kadera, University of Iowa, kelly-kadera@uiowa.edu
Sabrina M. Karim, Cornell University, smk349@cornell.edu
Christina Kiel, Tulane University, ckiel1@tulane.edu
Anessa L. Kimball, Universite Laval, anessa.kimball@pol.ulaval.ca
Elisabeth King, New York University, e.king@nyu.edu
Helen M. Kinsella, University of Wisconsin-Madison, hkinsella@wisc.edu
Shanna A. Kirschner, Allegheny College, skirschn@allegheny.edu
Katja B. Kleinberg, Binghamton University (SUNY), kkleinbe@binghamton.edu
Jiyoung Ko, Bates College, jko@bates.edu
Nina A. Kollars, Franklin and Marshall College, nkollars@fandm.edu
Jana Krause, University of Amsterdam, j.krause@uva.nl
Sarah E. Kreps, Cornell University, sarah.kreps@cornell.edu

Janet Laible, Lehigh University, jml6@lehigh.edu
Milli Lake, London School of Economics, millilake@gmail.com
Catherine Langlois, Georgetown University, langlois@georgetown.edu
Evan Jean Lawrence, University of Central Lancashire, Ejlawrence@uclan.ac.uk
Chia-yi Lee, Nanyang Technological University, iscylee@ntu.edu.sg
Melissa M. Lee, Princeton University, melissa.lee@princeton.edu
Su-Mi Lee, University of Hawaii at Hilo, sumilee@hawaii.edu
Brett Ashley Leeds, Rice University, leeds@rice.edu
Vanessa A. Lefler, Middle Tennessee State University, Vanessa.Lefler@mtsu.edu
Janet I. Lewis, George Washington University, janetilewis@gwu.edu
Amanda A. Licht, Binghamton University, aalicht@gmail.com
Summer Lindsey, Rutgers University, summer.e.lindsey@rutgers.edu
Cyanne E. Loyle, Pennsylvania State University, cloyle@psu.edu
Aliza Luft, UCLA, aluft@soc.ucla.edu
Danielle Lupton, Colgate University, dlupton@colgate.edu

Hoda Mahmoudi, University of Maryland, mahmoudi@umd.edu
Sylvia Maier, New York University, sm173@nyu.edu
Andrea Malji, Hawaii Pacific University, amalji@hpu.edu
Anne Mandeville, Universite des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, anmandevi@aol.com
Zoe Marks, Harvard University, zoe_marks@hks.harvard.edu
Carla Martinez Machain, Kansas State University, carlamm@ksu.edu
Aila Matanock, University of California, Berkeley, matanock@berkeley.edu
Michaela Mattes, University of California, Berkeley, m.mattes@berkeley.edu
Eleonora Mattiacci, Amherst College, emattiacci@amherst.edu
Elena McLean, University at Buffalo, SUNY, elenamcl@buffalo.edu
Roseanne McManus, Pennsylvania State University, Roseanne.McManus@psu.edu
Rupal Mehta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, rmehta2@unl.edu
Molly Mooring Melin, Loyola University Chicago, mmelin@luc.edu
Elizabeth J. Menninga, University of Iowa, elizabeth-menninga@uiowa.edu
Shawna K. Metzger, National University of Singapore, smetzger@nus.edu.sg
Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, University of Iowa, sara-mitchell@uiowa.edu
Sara Bjerg Moller, Seton Hall University, mollersb@shu.edu
Shweta Moorthy, Coalition of Communities of Color, shweta@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org
Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, mosley@unc.edu
Laine Munir, University of Rwanda, lps247@nyu.edu
Amanda Murdie, University of Georgia, murdie@uga.edu

Melinda Negron-Gonzales, University of New Hampshire, melinda.negron@unh.edu
Desiree Nilsson, Uppsala University, desiree.nilsson@pcr.uu.se
Elizabeth Nyman, Texas A&M University at Galveston, enyman@tamug.edu

Elena Pokalova, National Defense University, elena.pokalova.civ@msc.ndu.edu
Sara Polo, University of Essex, sara.polo@essex.ac.uk
Emilia Justyna Powell, University of Notre Dame, epowell4@nd.edu
Kathleen E. Powers, Dartmouth College, Kathleen.e.powers@dartmouth.edu
Kathy Powers, University of New Mexico, kpowers1@unm.edu
Lauren Prather, University of California, San Diego, lprather@ucsd.edu

Karen Rasler, Indiana University, krasler@indiana.edu
Lindsay Reid, Gettysburg College, lreid@gettysburg.edu
Carrie Reiling, Washington College, creiling2@washcoll.edu
Christine Sixta Rinehart, University of South Carolina Palmetto College, sixta@mailbox.sc.edu
Emily Hencken Ritter, Vanderbilt University, emily.h.ritter@vanderbilt.edu
Laura Roost, Newberry College, Laura.Roost@Newberry.edu
Maria Rost Rublee, Monash University, m.rublee@monash.edu

Nukhet A. Sandal, Ohio University, sandal@ohio.edu
Amanda G. Sanford, Louisiana Tech University, asanford@latech.edu
Meredith Reid Sarkees, Global Women's Leadership in International Security, sarkees@sbcglobal.net
Anne E. Sartori, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, asartori@mit.edu
Nil Satana, University of Maryland, nsatana@umd.edu
Elizabeth N. Saunders, Georgetown University, elizabeth.saunders@georgetown.edu
Burcu Savun, University of Pittsburgh, burcu@pitt.edu
Jamie Scalera, Georgia Southern University, jscalera@georgiasouthern.edu
Kaija E. Schilde, Boston University, kschilde@bu.edu
Mareike Schomerus, Overseas Development Institute, M.schomerus@odi.org
Livia I. Schubiger, London School of Economics, L.I.Schubiger@lse.ac.uk
Stephanie Schwartz, University of Southern California, srschwar@usc.edu
Kate Seaman, University of Maryland, kmseaman@umd.edu
Megan Shannon, University of Colorado, megan.l.shannon@colorado.edu
Debra Shushan, College of William and Mary, dlshushan@wm.edu
Jacqueline M. Sievert, Bowling Green State University, jsievert@bgsu.edu
Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida, sjoberg@ufl.edu
Heather Smith-Cannoy, Lewis & Clark College, hsmith@lclark.edu
Etel Solingen, University of California-Irvine, etel.solingen@uci.edu
Erin Snider, Texas A&M University, esnider@tamu.edu
Jessica Stanton, Temple University, jessica.stanton@temple.edu
Megan A. Stewart, American University, mas7an@eservices.virginia.edu
Emily Stull, Asian University for Women, emily.stull@auw.edu.bd
Jun Koga Sudduth, University of Strathclyde, jun.koga@strath.ac.uk
Patricia Sullivan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, tsulli@email.unc.edu

Caitlin Talmadge, Georgetown University, ct782@georgetown.edu
Sarina Theys, Newcastle University, sarinatheys@hotmail.com
Lucia Tiscornia, CIDE-Mexico City, luciatiscornia@gmail.com
Monica Toft, Oxford University, monica.toft@bsg.ox.ac.uk
Jessica Trisko Darden, American University, Trisko@american.edu

Felicity Vabulas, Pepperdine University, Felicity.Vabulas@Pepperdine.edu
Jana von Stein, Victoria University of Wellington, jana.vonstein@vuw.ac.nz

Barbara Walter, University of California, San Diego, bfwalter@ucsd.edu
Frances Yaping Wang, Singapore Management University, franceswang@smu.edu.sg
Kaitlyn Webster, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, kwebst12@uncc.edu
Jessica L.P. Weeks, University of Wisconsin jweeks@wisc.edu
Jessica C. Weiss, Cornell University, jcweiss@gmail.com
Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, University of Massachusetts Lowell, jenifer_whittenwoodring@uml.edu
Krista E. Wiegand, University of Tennessee, kwiegand@utk.edu
Unislawa Williams, Spelman College, uwilliams@spelman.edu
Leah Windsor, University of Memphis, Leah.Windsor@memphis.edu
Amanda E. Wooden, Bucknell University, amanda.wooden@bucknell.edu
Cathy Wu, Old Dominion University, xwu@odu.edu

Laliya Yakhyeva, Florida Gulf Coast University, lyakhyaeva@fgcu.edu
Kathleen Young, University of Maryland, kyoung@gvpt.umd.edu
Amy Yuen, Middlebury College, ayuen@middlebury.edu

Corri Zoli, Syracuse University, cbzoli@maxwell.syr.edu

WICS Participants Seeking Faculty Positions
The following women seek faculty positions to begin in 2020. We provide this listing for informational purposes only. The listing is not exhaustive (candidates are listed by their request), and information is provided by the candidates themselves. Click on a candidate's name to be linked to her website. If you would like to be listed as a job candidate on our site, please contact WICS.

Karen Albert, (Ph.D., University of Rochester, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Institutions of the Weak: Rebel Institutional Strategy and the Prospects for Peace After Civil War

Sabina Appiah-Boateng, (Ph.D., University of Cape Coast, Ghana, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Land-Use Conflicts and Psychosocial Wellbeing: A Study of Farmer-Herder Conflict in Asante Akyem North District of Ghana

Angie M. Bautista-Chavez, (Ph.D., Harvard University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Exporting Borders: The Domestic and International Politics of Migration Control

Caroline M. Brandt, (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2019)
Dissertation: Peace Agreements as Counterinsurgency

Elizabeth S. Corredor, (Ph.D., Rutgers University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Gender Mainstreaming, Social Movements, and the Politics of Peace: A Case Study of Colombia's 2012-2016 Peace Negotiations

Justine Maisha Davis, (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Wartime Experiences of Civic Leaders: Legacies of Civil War, Rebel Control, and Democratization in Post-Conflict Africa

Lora DiBlasi, (Ph.D., Michigan State University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: The Leader's Toolkit: The Effects of Pro-Government Militias on Human Rights

Bailee Donahue, (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Adaptation in Economies Under Pressure

Megan Farrell, (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Pledging Allegiance Among Political Violence Groups: A Costly Signal

Devin Finn, (Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2017)
Dissertation: Civilian Participation in Politics and Violent Revolution: Ideology, Networks, and Action in Peru and India

Margaret Jenkins Foster, (Ph.D., Duke University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Over Pressure: Grassroots-Driven Transformation of Organizations

Danielle Gilbert, (Ph.D., George Washington University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: The Logic of Coercive Kidnapping

Whitney Grespin, (Ph.D., King's College London, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Principal-Agent Problems: USG Use of Contractors to Deliver Foreign Military Training

Mariya Grinberg, (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2019)
Dissertation: Planning for the Short Haul: Explaining Wartime Trade Between Enemies

Xiaoli Guo, (Ph.D., Florida State University, 2018)
Dissertation: Essays on Violent Conflicts

Biz Herman, (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, expected 2020)
Dissertation: How Does Trauma Affect Intergroup Relations Post-Conflict?

Laura Huber, (Ph.D., Emory University, 2019)
Dissertation: Buying Women's Rights: The Role of Conflict and International Actors in Gender Reform

Agatha S. Hultquist, (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2019)
Dissertation: To Campaign, Protest, or Take up Arms: Ethnic Minority Strategies under the Shadow of Ethnic Majority Fragmentation

Shelli Israelsen, (Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 2018)
Dissertation: Gender in Conflict: A Dynamic Theory of Ethnonationalist Armed Groups' Recruitment and Non-recruitment of Female Combatants

Rebecca Jensen, (Ph.D., University of Calgary, expected 2019)
Dissertation: The Adaptation of Operational Art in 21st Century Warfare: Connecting Novel Tactics to Strategic Goals in OIF and OEF

Sangmi Jeong, (Ph.D., University of Arizona, expected 2019)
Dissertation: Negotiation in the Street: Domestic Protests and International Bargaining Outcomes

Renanah Miles Joyce, (Ph.D., Columbia University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Exporting Might and Right: Great Power Security Assistance and Developing Militaries

Anita R. Kellogg, (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2017)
Dissertation: How the Power of Business Affects the Commercial Peace: Commercial Interests, Economic Interdependence, and Militarized Conflict

Sasha Kyachkina, (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2019)
Dissertation: Reconfiguration of Sub-National Governance: Responses to Violence and State Collapse in the North Caucasus

Minju Kwon, (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2019)
Dissertation: Blacklisted Rebels: Commitment to Child Rights in Armed Conflict

Boram Lee, (Ph.D., Harvard University, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Issue Linkage and the Political Logic of Hybrid Coalitions

Sojeong Lee, (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2018)
Dissertation: Water and Energy Resource Dependence and Conflict

Julia Leib, (Ph.D., Goethe University Frankfurt, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Making Peace Last: A Systematic Comparative Case Analysis of Successful Post-conflict Peacebuilding

Caitlin McCulloch, (Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, expected 2019)
Dissertation: Public Opinion or Powerful Friends: The Motivation of Intervention into External Conflict

Peggy McWeeney, (Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, expected 2020)
Dissertation: How Rebels Get What They Want

Katharine Petrich, (Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2019)
Dissertation: The Resilient Terrorist: How Criminal Diversification Impacts Longevity, Durability, and Target Selection of Terrorist Groups

Lauren Pinson, (Ph.D., Yale University, expected 2019)
Dissertation: Money or Blood? Why States Allow Illicit Economies

Rebecca E. Schiel, (Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2018)
Dissertation: The Conditionality of Vulnerability: Three Analyses of Risk and Opportunity in Civil-Military Relations

Catriona Standfield, (Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2019)
Dissertation: Gender and Legitimacy in United Nations Mediation

Clara Suong, (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2018)
Dissertation: In the Name of National Interest: Persuasion in Security Politics

Kimberly Turner, (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, expected 2019)
Dissertation: The Education Bulge: Higher Education and the Road to Mass Protest

Ae sil Woo, (Ph.D., University of California, Merced, expected 2020)
Dissertation: Designing the Rules of the Game: Legislative Processes in Authoritarian Legislatures

Sule Yaylaci, (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2018)
Dissertation: Trust in Civil Wars: The Implications of Conflict Character and Threat on Political and Social Trust

Contact WICS
If you would like to receive more information about WICS or would like to share announcements or ideas with WICS participants, please email WICS@rice.edu. You will also find individual participant contact information here.

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