Ph.D. in Political Science, 2013. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Amanda Garrett's Ph.D. dissertation, When Cities Fight Back: Minorities, Local Politics and Conflict, received the 2014 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in European politics from the American Political Science Association's European Politics and Society Section.
Garrett's current book project, based on her dissertation work, continues to examine the conditions under which religious or ethnic minorities engage in violent conflict as a means of political expression in France, the UK, Netherlands and the United States.
Ph.D. in Government, 2013. CEO of México ¿Cómo vamos? Global Fellow, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center (2015-2016)
Viridiana Rios is CEO of México ¿Cómo vamos?, a Mexican think tank that studies economic development.
Viridiana Rios is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Leonard D. White Award, honoring the best dissertation in the field of public administration (2014). Her dissertation is titled, "How Government Structure Encourages Criminal Violence: The Causes of Mexico's Drug War."