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Job Placement

Graduates from the doctoral and master's programs have gone on to pursue careers at a wide range of institutions and organizations.

MIT Political Science Graduates currently on the job market
List of Institutions/Organizations at which graduates have been placed


Job Placement: 2013-2014

Erica Dobbs
Postdoctoral Fellow
Penn Social Science and Policy Forum
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Chad Hazlett
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science and Department of Statistics
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Michele Margolis
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Nicholas Miller
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Brown University
Providence, RI

Michael Sances
Postdoctoral Scholar
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Adam Ziegfeld
International Council Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
George Washington University
Washington, DC


Job Placement: 2012-2013

Marc DeVore
Assistant Professor
School for International Relations
University of Saint Andrews
Fife, Scotland 
United Kingdom

Greg Distelhorst
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Fellow
Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Brendan Green
Visiting Professor
LBJ School
University of Texas Austin
Austin, Texas

Akshay Mangla                  
Assistant Professor
Business, Government, and International Economy Unit
Harvard Business School
Cambridge, MA

Kai Quek
Assistant Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

John Payne
Assistant Professor
Department of Security Studies
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Andrew Radin
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
International Security Program
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School
Cambridge, MA

The Hayward Alker Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for International Studies
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Gustavo Setrini
Assistant Professor of Food Studies
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
New York University
New York, NY


Job Placement: 2011-2012

Nathan Black
Vice President of Solutions
Chronicle Graphics, Inc.
Centennial, CO

Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University Center for the Environment
Cambridge, MA

Sarah Zukerman Daly
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Academy
Cambridge, MA

Assistant Professor
Boston College
Department of Political Science
Chestnut Hill, MA

Evan Liaras
Garcia Pelayo Fellow
Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales
Madrid, Spain

Reo Matsuzaki
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Trinity College
Hartford, CT

John Payne
Lecturer
Department of Political Science
Texas State University- San Marcos
San Marcos, TX

Andrew Radin
The Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for International Studies
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Yumi Shimabukuro
Postdoctoral Fellow
Program on US-Japan Relations
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Rachel Wellhausen
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Assistant Professor
Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Faculty Affliate
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX


Job Placement: 2010-2011

Matt Amengual
Assistant Professor
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Kristin Fabbe
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA

Francisco Flores-Macias
Senior Oil Research Associate
Louis Capital Markets
New York City, NY

Peter Krause
Post-doctoral Fellow
The Crown Center
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Boston College
Newton, MA

Evan Liaras
Post-doctoral Fellow
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Jon Lindsay
Assistant Research Scientist
Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Reo Matsuzaki
Post-doctoral Fellow
Centerfor Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Gautam Mukunda
Assistant Professor
Organizational Behavior Unit
Harvard Business School
Cambridge, MA

William Norris
Assistant Professor
Bush School of Government & Public Service
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX

Sarah Zukerman Daly
Post-doctoral Fellow
Mellon Foundation/ American Council of Learned Societies

Post-doctoral Fellow
Stanford Political Science Department/CISAC
Palo Alto, CA


Job Placement: 2009-2010

Francisco Flores-Macias
Post-doctoral Fellow
The Wharton School and Department of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Gisselquist
Visiting Fellow
Department of Government
London School of Economics
London, England

William Leblanc
Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Evan Liaras
Post-doctoral Fellow
International Relations
Koc University
Istanbul, Turkey

Paul Staniland
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Caitlin Talmadge
Assistant Professor of National and International Security Policy
Elliott School of International Affairs and Department of Political Science
George Washington University
Washington, DC


Job Placement: 2008-2009

Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch
Post-doctoral Fellow
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Edward Cunningham
Post-doctoral Fellow
Ash Institute
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Christopher Lebron
Assistant Professor
The Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Austin Long
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
New York, NY

Sara Jane McCaffrey
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA

Christopher Wendt
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR

Adam Ziegfeld
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow
Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom


Placement 2007-2008

This list includes initial placements as well as subsequent placements to the extent we are informed of them.

Boaz Atzili
Assistant Professor
American University
Washington, DC

Peter Evans
General Manager
Global Strategy and Planning
GE Energy
Atlanta, GA

Wenkai He
Assistant Professor
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

Llewelyn Hughes
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science and Elliot School of International Affairs
George Washington University
Research Fellow
Energy Policy Research Program
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Gabriel Rubin
Assistant Professor
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ

Neil Ruiz
Migration Specialist
Development Economics Group
The World Bank
Washington, DC

Taylor Seybolt
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Placement 2006-2007

Marcos Ancelovici
Assistant Professor of Sociology
McGill University
Montreal, Canada.

Ana De La O
Assistant Professor
Political Science
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Vanda Felbab-Brown
Assistant Professor
School of Foreign Service (Security Studies Program)
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Rachel Gisselquist
Post-Doc
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Wenkai He
Post-Doc
Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Shirley Hung
Consultant
Boston Consulting
Boston, MA

Colin Jackson
Assistant Professor
Naval War College
Newport, RI

David Konisky
Assistant Professor
Truman School of Public Affairs
Univ. of Missouri
Columbia, MO

William LeBlanc
Post-Doc
Ctr. for the Study of American Politics
Yale University
New Haven, CT

David Munro
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Queens University
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA

Scott Radnitz
Assistant Professor
Jackson School of International Studies
Univ. of Washington
Seattle, WA

Josh Rovner
Post-Doc
Stanley Kaplan Fellowship
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Neil Ruiz
Fellow
Global Economy and Development Program
The Brookings Institute
Washington DC
Visiting Assistant Professor
School of International Service
American University
Washington, DC


Placement 2005-2006

Boaz Atzili
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and IA/Kennedy School
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Rachel Cobb
Assistant Professor
Government Department
Suffolk University
Boston, Massachusetts

Peter Evans
Senior Associate
Global Energy Scenarios
Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Douglas Fuller
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
American University
Washington, D.C.

Heather Gregg
Assistant Professor
Department of Defense Analysis
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California

Jiyoon Kim
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Political Science
University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Gregory Koblentz
Post-Doctoral Fellow
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.

David Konisky
Assistant Professor
Truman School of Public Affairs
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

Jennifer Lind
Assistant Professor
Government Department
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Daniel Munro
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Philosophy
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Anny Rivera-Ottenberger
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars & Ford Foundation
Washington, D.C.

John Payne
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Mark Zachary Taylor
Assistant Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Michiko Ueda
Assistant Professor
Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

Masters Program:

Josiah Q. Seale
Senior Analyst
Analysis Group
Boston, Massachusetts


Placement 2004-2005:

Dan Breznitz
Assistant Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs & School of Public Policy
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia

Dana Brown
University Lecturer
Said Business School & Lady Margaret Hall (joint appointment)
Oxford University
Oxford, England

David Burbach
Assistant Professor
Army School of Advanced Military Studies
Leavenworth, Kansas

Rachael Cobb
Visiting Professor
Government Department
Suffolk University
Boston, Massachusetts

Janice Fine
Assistant Professor
Department of Labor Relations
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Douglas Fuller
Post-Doc
SPRIE
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Kelly Greenhill
Assistant Professor
Government Department
Wesleyan University
Middleton, Connecticut

Gregory Koblentz
Visiting Professor
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.

Brett Kubicek
Senior Policy Analyst
Government of Canada
Deputy Minister's Committee on Justice, Security & Human Rights
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Alen Kuperman
Assistant Professor
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas
Austin, Texas

Daniel Munro
Visiting Professor
Huron University College
University of Western Ontario
Ontario, Canada

Miriam Murase
Lecturer
Department of Politics
Saint Mary's College
Moraga, California

R. Russell Rumbaugh
Military Analyst
CIA

Lonn Waters
Program Analyst
Joint Center for Operational Analysis
Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia

Amos Zehavi
Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel


Placement 2003-2004:

Ph.D. Program

David Art
Assistant Professor
College of the Holy Cross, Political Science Department
Worcester, MA

David Burbach
Visiting Assistant Professor
Clark University, Government Department
Worcester, MA

Michel Goyer
Assistant Professor
Warwick Business School, Industrial Relations Department
Warwick, United Kingdom

Heather Gregg
Political Analyst
Rand Corporation, Project Air Force
Santa Monica, CA

Brian Hanson
Associate Director
Northwestern University, Center for International and Comparative Studies
Evanston, IL

Yinan He
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, Department of International Affairs
Athens, GA

Loren King
Assistant Professor
Wilfrid Laurier University, Political Science Department
Waterloo, Ontario

Gregory Koblentz
Post-Doctoral Fellow
MIT, Security Studies Program
Cambridge, MA

Brett Kubicek
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ohio State University, Mershon Center
Columbus, OH

Jennifer Lind
Research Fellow & Visiting Assistant Professor
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

Karen Rothkin
Lecturer
Northeastern University, Department of Political Science
Boston, MA

Christopher Twomey
Assistant Professor
Naval Post-Graduate School, Department of National Security Affairs
Monterey, CA

Sharon Weiner
Assistant Professor
American University, School of International Service
Washington, DC

Cory Welt
Fellow
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Washington, DC

Irene Yackovkev
Economist
IMF Economist Program
Washington, DC

Masters Program:

Ryan Crow
Analyst
Project Performance Corporation
McLean, VA

Michael A. Faerber
Analyst
Department of Defense
Washington, DC

Isabelle Ferreras
Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Fund for Scientific Research
Belgium

Oliver Fritz
Principal
DFI International
Washington, DC

Adam Horst
Advance Worker
Mitch Daniels for Governor Campaign Committee
Indianapolis, IN

Kristen Landino
Analyst
Salomon Smith Barney, Investment Banking Division
New York, New York

Chung Hyun Lee
Military Analyst
Central Intelligence Agency

David M. Blum
Strategic Systems Analyst
Department of Defense, Joint Warfare Analysis Center
Dahlgren, VA

Victor Yeung
Manager
American Express Risk Management
Hong Kong


Placement 2002-2003:

Ph.D. Program

Phineas Baxendall
Assistant Director
Harvard University, JFK School of Government, Rappaport Institute
Cambridge, MA

Janice Fine
Research Associate
Economic Policy Institute
Washington, DC

George Gilboy
Strategy & Planning Manager
Shell Gas & Power
Beijing, China

Jette Steen Knudsen
Director
Copenhagen Centre
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jeremy Pressman
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut, Department of Political Science
Storrs, CT

Seth Racusen
Assistant Professor
Annamaria College, Criminal Justice & Political Science
Paxton, MA

Trevor Thrall
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan, Social Sciences Department
Dearborn, MI

Masters Program:

Steve Millman
Director, System Management and Planning
National Geographic and Political Software (NGP)
Washington, DC

Mary E. Schumacher
Research Assistant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Policy Center
Woods Hole, MA


Placement 2001-2002:

Ph.D. Program

Phineas Baxendall
Associate Editor
Boston Federal Reserve, Research Department
Boston, MA

Jane Kellett Cramer
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon, Department of Political Science
Eugene, OR

Michel Goyer
Lecturer in Strategy
Birkbeck College, Department of Management
London, England

Waleed Hazbun
Adjunct Professor
Bentley College, International Studies
Waltham, MA
&
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Political Science
Baltimore, MD

Kevin Karty
Adjunct Lecturer
Simmons College, School of Competitive Intelligence
Boston, MA
&
Research Fellow
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Cambridge, MA
&
Senior Statistician
Affinnova
Boston, MA

Sarah Lischer
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Cambridge, MA
&
Assistant Professor
Sweet Briar College, Department of Government
Sweet Briar, VA

Sophie Meunier
Tenure Track Researcher
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of International Studies
Princeton, NJ

Jessica Piombo
Assistant Professor
Naval Postgraduate School, National Security Affairs Department
Monterey, CA

Bela Prasad
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Harvard University, Center For International Development
Cambridge, MA
&
Post-Doctoral Fellow
MIT, Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA

Jeremy Pressman
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Cambridge, MA

David Reiner
Lecturer
Cambridge University, Judge Institute of Management Studies
Cambridge, England

Apichai Shipper
Assistant Professor
University of Southern California, Department of Political Science & School of International Relations
Los Angeles, CA

Taylor Seybolt
Grant Officer
U.S. Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Benjamin Valentino
Assistant Professor
Dartmouth College, Department of Political Science
Hanover, NH

James Walsh
Director
Harvard University, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs
Cambridge, MA

Masters Program:

Berta Liao
Manager
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
Marketing Communications Department
Taipei, ROC

Jane Lim
Assistant Director
Ministry of Law, Intellectual Property Policy Division
Singapore

Junko Shimazoe
Deputy Manager
NASDÅ, Planning & Management Division
Tokyo, Japan

Feng-Ji Sim
Administrative Officer
Public Service Commission
Singapore


Placement 2000-2001:

Ph.D. Program

Maryann Barakso
Assistant Professor
American University, Department of Government
Washington, DC

Phineas Baxandall
Lecturer
Harvard University, Social Studies Department
Cambridge, MA

Margarita Gomez-Reino
Faculty
University of Salamanca, Spanish Ministry of Education
Salamanca, Spain

Yusaku Horiuchi
Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Alan Kuperman
Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Southern California, Center for International Studies
Los Angeles, CA
&
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Bologna, Italy

Ram Manikkalingam
Assistant Director
The Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY

David Mendeloff
Assistant Professor
Carleton University, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Ottawa, Canada

Stephen Minicucci
Senior Research Associate
MIT Consortium on Financing Higher Education
Cambridge, MA

Pablo Policzer
Post-Doc Fellow
University of British Columbia, Institute for International Relations
Vancouver, British Columbia

Bela Prasad
Associate
Booz-Allen & Hamilton
Chicago, IL

Gunnar Trumbull
Assistant Professor
Harvard Business School
Cambridge, MA

Benjamin Valentino
Research Scholar
Stanford University Center for International Security
Stanford, CA

Inger Weibust
Assistant Professor
Carleton University, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario

Masters Program:

Berta Liao
Intern
American Chamber of Commerce
Taipei, ROC

An-Soo Chang
Naval Intelligence Officer
Republic of Korea Navy
Seoul, Korea

Thomas Ewing
Research Associate
Fidelity Investments
London, UK

Lynn Johnston
Research Assistant
Brookings Institute
Washington, DC

Manju Madhavan
Analyst
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Ying-Li Tan
Government Officer
Public Service Commission
Singapore

Liang Wang
Trainee Officer
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Singapore

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