Dissertation Title: “The Causes, Dynamics, and Implications of Child Soldiering” (Co-chairs: Dr. Gunes Tezcur & Dr. Jonathan Powell)
Areas of Interest: Civil War; Child Soldiers; Civilian Victimization; Rebel Recruitment, Motivation, and Employment of Violence; Democratization; Civil-Military Relations; Private Military and Security Companies.
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: “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.