Dissertation Title: “Crouching Panda or Hidden Dragon? Market Economy, Conflict Behavior and China's Peaceful Rise” (Chair: Dr. Michael Mousseau)
Areas of Interest: International Relations; International Political Economy; Security Studies; Chinese Politics & Foreign Policy
Dissertation Title: “Ideas, Beliefs, Strategic Culture, and Foreign Policy: Understanding Brazil's Geopolitical Thought” (Chair: Dr. Roger Handberg)
Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics; International Security; Terrorism; Brazilian Politics and Foreign Policy; Latin American Politics; Strategic Culture; International Political Economy; Foreign Policy Analysis
Dissertation Title: “Rivalry-Prone Dyads: Interstate Religious Differences and Military Conflict” (Chair: Dr. Barbara Kinsey)
Areas of Interest: Interstate War, Interstate Rivalry, Interstate Religious Conflicts, Military Conflict and Religious Differences, International Relations, Political Psychology.