Current Doctoral Students

Meet current doctoral students within the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University and learn about their interests.

Abida Bano

Abida Bano

Research interests:Formal and informal institutions, gender and politics, democratization, civil society, qualitative methods.
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory.
Education:M.A., University of Peshawar

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett
Research interests: UK politics; Western European politics; American electoral behavior
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.A., State Cloud State University

Kathleen Bolter

Kathleen Bolter
Research interests: political economy, political institutions, comparative public policy
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.S., Ferris State University; M.I.D.A., Western Michigan University

Brittany Brake

Brittany Brake
Research interests: ancient and medieval political philosophy, modern political philosophy, Platonic thought, utopian studies, civic republicanism, rational choice theory
Field of specialization: political philosophy, American politics
Education: B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Western Michigan University

Abi Chamlagai

Abi Chamlagai
Research interests: democratization, civil society and social movement
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political philosophy
Education: M.A., University of New Mexico

Dervaish Khan

Research interests: social movements, nationalist movements in Pakistan, contemporary political theory
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: M.A., University of Peshawar; M.Phil, Quaid-e-Azam University

George LLuberes

George Lluberes
Research interests: democratization, political corruption, economic development, American politics, comparative politics
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: B.A., Western Michigan University

Marcial amaury pineda

Marcial Amaury Pineda
Research interests: Democratization, political economy of development
Field of specialization: Comparative politics, political theory
Education: LL.B., Autonomous University of Santo Domingo; M.A., Educational Technology, Western Michigan University

Manuel Soque

Manuel Soque
Research interests: civil society, social movements, democratization, political economy of development, money-laundering and terrorism financing, campaign and elections
Field of specialization: comparative politics, American politics
Education: B.A., Catholic University of Angola; M.A., Western Michigan University

Dawid Tatarczyk

Research interests: the Catholic church and politics, social science methodology
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political theory
Education: B.A., Oakland University; M.P.A., Oakland University

tri (wenta) windari

Tri (Wenta) Windari
Research interests: democratization, multicultural society, conflicts, nationalism and ethnicity
Field of specialization: comparative politics, political philosophy
Education: B.A., Gadjah Mada University; M.A., University of Melbourne