Graduate Students

Dede Adote (MA: Southern Connecticut State University)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: dadote1@lsu.edu

Adewunmi Akinpelu (BS: University of Ibadan)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field:
email:  aakinp1@lsu.edu

Dalton Ansley (BA: Auburn University, 2018)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: Political Theory | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: jansle2@lsu.edu

Samuel Apenkro (BA: University of Ghana)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: sapenk1@lsu.edu

Kevin D. Bradley (BS: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 1999)
MA: Georgetown University, 2009
MA: Louisiana State University, 2016
Ph.D. Candidate  | 1st Field: International Relations | 2nd Field: American Politics
email: kbrad17@lsu.edu

Simeon Burns (BS: University of Nebraska Omaha, 2012)
MA: University of Nebraska Omaha, 2014
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: Political Theory/Methods | 2nd Field:
email: sburns10@lsu.edu

Charles Cacciatore (BA: Middlebury College)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: Politics & Law
email: ccacci3@lsu.edu

Sydney Clough (BA: Southeastern University, 2019)
First Field: American Politics | Second Field: Methods
email: schau16@lsu.edu  

Thomas Cloud (MA: Hillsdale College)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: Political Theory | Second Field: American Politics
email: tcloud4@lsu.edu

Musa Dankaz (MA: La Salle University)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: mdanka1@lsu.edu

Sylvia Gonzalez (MA: Texas Woman's University, 2015)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: American Politics | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: sgonz25@lsu.edu

Moriah Harman (BA: Marshall University)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: American Politics | Second Field: International Relations
email: mharma4@lsu.edu

Jake Harvey (BA: Mercer University)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: Comparative Politics | Second Field: American Politics
email: jharv34@lsu.edu

Victoria Wells Jeansonne
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: American Politics | Second Field: Political Theory
email: vwells5@lsu.edu

Eugene B. Johnson (MA: Southern University, 2016)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: American Politics | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: ejoh138@lsu.edu

Laura E. Kaehler (BA: Louisiana State University, 2013)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: American Politics | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: lkaehl1@lsu.edu

Ceren Keser (BA: Isik University)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: ckeser1@lsu.edu

Cana Kim (MA: Yonsei University, 2015)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: International Relations | 2nd Field: Methodology
email: ckim15@lsu.edu

Hoojung Kim (MA: University of Colorado, 2012)
Ph.D. Candidate  | 1st Field: International Relations | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: hkim37@lsu.edu

Lendon Little (BA: Coastal Carolina University)
First Field: Political Theory | Second Field:
email: llitt25@lsu.edu

Max Magaña (BA: California State University)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: American Politics | 2nd Field:
email: mmagan1@lsu.edu

Dmitriy Nurullayev (BA: Hendrix College, 2011)
MA: Louisiana State University, 2018
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: International Relations | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: dnurul1@lsu.edu

Kwadwo Poku-Agyemang (BA: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Politics | Comparative Politics/Methods
email: kpokua1@lsu.edu

Dan Qi (MPA: Southern Utah University, 2016)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: American Politics | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: dqi2@lsu.edu

Michael Reed  (BA: Louisiana Tech University, 2014)
Ph.D. Candidate |  1st Field: Political Theory |  2nd Field:  International Relations
email:  greed12@lsu.edu

Philip Rohrs-Weist  (MLitt: University of St Andrews)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: International Political Economy
email: prchrs1@lsu.edu

Patrick Rose (BA: Temple University)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: American Politics | 2nd Field: Methods
email: prose2@lsu.edu

Erica B. Russell (MS: University of Cincinnati, 2017)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: International Relations | 2nd Field: American Politics
email: eruss14@lsu.edu

Harriet Sellers  (BS: University of Nottingham, 2016)
MA: Louisiana State University, 2018
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: International Relations | Second Field: Methods
email: hselle6@lsu.edu

Conrad Sharpe  (BA: Berry College, 2017)
MA: Louisiana State University, 2021
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: American Politics | Second Field: Political Theory
email: cshar18@lsu.edu

Brook Spurlock  (JD: Southern University Law Center, 2006)
MA: Southern University, 2013
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: American Politics | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: bspurl3@lsu.edu

Stacy Stingle  (BA: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2010)
MA: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
MA: Louisiana State University, 2018
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: Political Theory | Second Field:
email: ssting1@lsu.edu

Hogr Tarkhani (BA: University of Sulaymaniyah, 2012)
MS: Valparaiso University,2016
Ph.D. Kennesaw State University
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: American Politics | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: htarkh1@lsu.edu

Tatum Taylor (BA: Louisiana State University, 2016)
Ph.D.: Louisiana State University, 2021

Riley Clare Valentine  (BA: Agnes Scott College, 2015)
Ph.D. Candidate | 1st Field: Political Theory | 2nd Field: Comparative Politics
email: mrile15@lsu.edu

Sean Whyard  (MA: University of West Florida)
Ph.D. Candidate | First Field: American Politics | Second Field: Comparative Politics
email: swhyar1@lsu.edu

Peidong Wu  (MA: Heilongjiang Provincial Academy)
Ph.D. Candidate | Political Theory
email: pwu6@lsu.edu     

Jie Zhang  (MA: China University)
Ph.D. Candidate | Political Theory
email: jzha116@lsu.edu