We have a successful track record of placement both within and outside of academia.
Recent placements include:
- Elizabeth Lane, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
- Jamil Scott, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
- William Isaac, Research Scientist, Deep Mind AI
- Miles Armaly, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
- Adam Enders, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
- Fangjin Ye, Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
- Brian Kennedy, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
To view a comprehensive list of our Ph.D. Alumni, see http://polisci.msu.edu/phd-alumni-2/
The department offers a variety of opportunities for graduate student professionalization. Preparing students for conferences, teaching, and the job market is a top priority. In addition to our Ph.D. training through coursework, we also offer workshops, training sessions, and mentorship to support students as they prepare for their careers.
One key goal of professionalization in our department is ensuring that students are working with faculty mentors and graduate student colleagues on original research to present at conferences and submit for publication. Here is a sample of recent publications and conference papers by our graduate students, including work co-authored with our faculty:
- Adam Enders and Jamil Scott. 2018. “The Increasing Racialization of American Electoral Politics, 1988-2016.” American Politics Research.
- Cristina Bodea and Fangjin Ye. 2018. “Investor Rights versus Human Rights: Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Tilt the Scale.” British Journal of Political Science.
- Matt Grossmann and Zuhaib Sheikh Mahmood. 2019. “Parties and Interest Groups Explain Why the Rich Rule Most in Foreign Policy.” Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.