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March 25, 2022  
12:00 - 2:30 pm 
SPIAGSA 2022 Virtual  Graduate Student Political Science Symposium


 



Democracy on Fire
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About the 2022 Symposium
"Democracy on Fire"

The School of Public and International Affairs GSA Virtual Graduate Student Symposium was created to offer students an opportunity to present research, share ideas, receive feedback from faculty, and network with peers despite the challenges of COVID-19.

 

Now in our second year, we are inviting students from universities across the region to submit Presentation Proposals on  research topics at the 2022 Symposium, "Democracy on Fire".

Our theme, "Democracy on Fire,"  comes from the real as well as perceived challenges to democracy across the United States and the world. We invite researchers across methodologies to share their insights, perspectives, and research on this important topic area. 

Our Guest
Speaker

Seyward Darby
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Editor-in-Chief of  The Atavist Magazine; Author of Sisters in Hate; Co-Host of Podcast No Place Like Home
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Seyward Darby is the Editor-in-Chief of the Atavist Magazine, Author of Sisters in Hate,  and Co-host of the podcast No Place like Home. The book was a New York Times Editors’ Choice/Staff Pick and one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2020. Seyward lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband. 

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Our
Speakers

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Aida
Ramusovic
Aida Ramusovic is a Doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. She is  interested in intersection between media and politics, political communication, in how information spreads and influences politics and policy makers. Aida enjoys using new technologies in researching political science and communication. Learn more about Aida's work on her website, www.aidaramusovic.com.
Seongjoon
Ahn
Seongjoon Ahn is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a focus on the intersection of political behavior and normative democratic theory. He is specifically interested in evaluating and revising the conceptualizations and measurements of democratic principles in the empirical literature. 
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Bekir
Ilhan
Bekir Ilhan a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. His dissertation explores the causes of military innovation in authoritarian regimes. Bekir's broader research interests include international relations theory, international security, and military doctrine."
James
Steur
James Steur is a PhD student in political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include quantitative methods, emotions, and political psychology. You can connect with James on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @JamesSteur.
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Erik
Wisniewski
Erik Wisniewski is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at The Ohio State University, specializing in International Relations theory. He is currently working on his dissertation project which examines how the Digital Revolution has affected areas of enduring concern for IR scholars and foreign policy institutions in general. 
Yash
Sharma
Yash Sharma is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests are ethno-religious nationalism, political mobilization and electoral behavior with a focus on India. He has previously worked on the role of memory and civilization conflict in right-wing movements in Hungary. 
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Natalie W. Romeri-Lewis 
Natalie W. Romeri-Lewis is a PhD student at The Ohio State University where she researches the intersection of human rights, law, institutional design, and international organizations. She approaches conflict and transitional justice with a cross-cutting focus on women and ethnic and racial minorities. Her current project examines how post-conflict and post-authoritarian countries investigate and document human rights abuses and who crafts which kinds of remedies, historical memory, truth claims, and narratives.
Caleb
Griffin
Caleb Griffin am a third-year Political Science doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Caleb defines his research in terms of a set of  concentric circles: He is interested in political behavior broadly, social identity more narrowly, and regional and religious identities at an even narrower level. 
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Wasim
Newaz
Wasim Newaz is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to entering into the doctoral program, he previously studied in the field of politics, environment, and development. His areas of interest mainly include political ecology, governance, institutional policy, and community development with a particular focus on South and East Asia. investigate and document human rights abuses and who crafts which kinds of remedies, historical memory, truth claims, and narratives.