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Hire an OSU PhD

Below is the list of our PhD candidates (and recent PhD’s) on the job market. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the job candidates directly, or our placement director Alex Acs.


Academic Job Market

Minseon Ku
Subfields: International Relations
Dissertation Title: Seeing is Believing: Summit Diplomacy and Public Perception of Security
Dissertation Chair: Jennifer Mitzen
Website: www.minseonku.com

Daniel Naftel
Subfields: American Politics and Political Methodology
Dissertation Title: Identifying the Effects of Policing on Voter Behavior
Dissertation Chair: Vladimir Kogan
Website: https://dnaftel.github.io

José Pérez
Subfields: International Relations and Comparative Politics
Dissertation Title: Welcoming Migrants and Refugees: Governance, Labor, and Integration of Venezuelans in Brazil
Dissertation Chair: Jennifer Mitzen
Website: https://www.joseoviperez.com

Chris Ray
Subfields: International Relations and Political Psychology
Working Dissertation Title: Enemy Unknown: Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Emergent National Security Threats
Dissertation Chair: Christopher Gelpi
Website: https://chrisrayphd.com/ 

Daniel Smith
Subfields: Comparative Politics and Political Methodology
Dissertation Title: Storm from the Steppes: Institutional Disruption and Divergence in Pre-modern Eurasia, 1000-1800 CE
Dissertation Chair: Marcus Kurtz and Jan Pierskalla
Website: www.danssmith.com/


Non-Academic Job Market

Minseon Ku
Subfields: International Relations
Dissertation Title: Seeing is Believing: Summit Diplomacy and Public Perception of Security
Dissertation Chair: Jennifer Mitzen
Website: www.minseonku.com
Industry/Field of Interest: Foreign policy research institute

Cara Nix
Subfields: Methodology and American Politics
Dissertation Title: Studying Representation Using Methodological Applications
Dissertation Chairs: Skyler Cranmer and William Minozzi
Website: https://u.osu.edu/nix.39/
Industry/Field of Interest: Data science