Rebecca Schiel is a Ph.D. Candidate in Security Studies at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include coups d’etat, mutinies, state capacity, goods provision, regime instability, and ungoverned spaces. Rebecca has a B.A. in History, with minors in Philosophy and German, from Florida State University, and a M.S. in Public Affairs with a focus in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Security Studies Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Schiel won the grand prize in the Jim Winkates Graduate Student Paper Competition, awarded by the International Studies Association’s Southern region. Schiel’s paper... Read more
Rebecca Schiel, PhD Candidate in Security Studies, and Jonathan Powell, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, recently published a blog post in Political Violence at a Glance examining... Read more
Security Studies Ph.D. candidates Rebecca Schiel and Christopher Faulkner, along with assistant professor Jonathan Powell, recently published an analysis in the journal Africa Spectrum. Their analysis, titled... Read more
Several students and faculty from the UCF Security Studies Ph.D. program visited the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa to present their research on August 11, 2016. CENTCOM personnel expressed interest in... Read more