The Catholic University of America

 

Graduate Students

CUA graduate students in Politics are making a strong impact in scholarship, public engagement, and teaching. Their work spans a variety of philosophical and methodological perspectives.  The following are some of the students pursuing advanced degrees in politics at Catholic University.  Click here to find selected references to their recent work.

 

MITCHELL ARMBRUSTER

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

World Politics, American Politics              

Academic Interests: International relations, security studies, alliances, MENA, nuclear weapons, intelligence

Dissertation: Threat Persuasion in Alliance Politics

AdvisorsAndrew Yeo, Wallace Thies, Christopher Darnton

 

 


DAVID AN

PhD Student

 

World Politics, Political Theory

Academic Interests: US-China relations; Taiwan; East Asia security; diplomacy; cyber security

Dissertation: US-China Security Cooperation

Advisors: Andrew Yeo, Maryanne Love

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DARRELL BEUTEL

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

Political Theory, American Politics

Academic Interests: Darrell's academic pursuits follow the debate in the International Relations field around sovereignty. Does sovereignty improve governance?

Dissertation: Government-to-Government Assistance: Governing Each Other

Advisor: Maryanne Love

 

 


EMILY BUTLER FINLEY

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

Political Theory, World Politics

Academic Interests: Intellectual history, political ideology, epistemology, the imagination and politics, American political thought

Dissertation: "Enchantment of the Modern Age: Toward a Definition of Democratism”

Advisors: Claes Ryn, Phillip, Henderson, Patrick Deneen (University of Notre Dame)

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NICHOLAS HAMISEVICZ

PhD Student

 

World Politics, American Politics

Academic Interests: U.S.-South Korea Alliance; North Korea; Alliances and Strategic Partnerships in Asia; Korea-India Relations; U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia; Executive Agreements

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THOMAS HUTCHINSON

PhD Student

 

Political Theory, World Politics 

Academic Interests: Classical Political Philosophy (Plato, Thucydides); Literary Aesthetics and Political Writing/Interpretation; Politics of Psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan, Vergote)


JOHN MICKEY

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

Political Theory, American Politics 

Academic Interests: Development of rule of law; linguistic signals, symbology, and political ideas; American legal thought, constitutional law; American political development

Dissertation: Elements of the Rule of Law Idea in the Political Writings of Sir John Fortescue

Advisors: Dennis Coyle, Claes Ryn, Larry Poos (Dept of History)

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STAN MOLCHANOV

PhD Student 

 

Political Theory, World Politics 

Academic Interests: 19th and 20th Century Continental Political Thought, Philosophy of History, American Political Development

Dissertation: The Anxious Distinction of the Modern: An Essay on Hans Blumenberg

Advisor: David Walsh

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EDUARDO SCHMIDT PASSOS

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

 Political Theory, World Politics

Academic Interests: The relationship between faith, reason, and political power in contemporary political theory (Voegelin, Schmitt, Kelsen, and Erik Peterson)

Dissertation: Carl Schmitt's Political Theology and Revelation

Advisor: David Walsh

 


ENRIQUE PALLARES

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

Political Theory, World Politics

Academic Interests: Contemporary Political Thought, Continental Philosophy, History of Liberal Thought, Literature and Politics, Politics and Religion

Dissertation: The Person: Miguel de Unamuno’s Political Philosophy

Advisor: David Walsh

 


DAVID SOLLENBERGER

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

Political Theory, American Politics 

Academic Interests: American political thought, 19th century political thought, German Idealism, literature and political theory, Romanticism, liberalism

Dissertation: Walt Whitman's Personalist Political Theory

Advisors: David Walsh, Stephen Schneck, Dennis Coyle

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SHAUN RIELEY

PhD Candidate/ABD

 

Political Theory, American Politics

Academic Interests: American Politics and Political Theory; Imagination and politics, environmental politics and thought, Thoreau, Augustine, early modern political thought, and religious liberty

Advisor: David Walsh

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(CLARK) AOQI WU

PhD Student

 

World Politics, Political Theory

Academic Interests: Comparative Studies of Dictatorship, Cold War History, International Relations of East Asia, Chinese Politics, U.S.-China Relations, American Foreign Policy