Government

Shom  Mazumder

Shom Mazumder

PhD in Government, 2020.
Fellow, Data for Progress


Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration, Harvard University, 2017-2020.

Brendan McElroy

Brendan McElroy

PhD in Government, November 2020.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan (2020-2022).
Daniel Moskowitz

Daniel Moskowitz

PhD in Political Science, 2019.
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.


Patrick J. Fett Award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2020.

Evan Ringquist Award for the best paper on political institutions presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2020.

Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Soledad Artiz Prillaman

PhD in Political Science, 2017.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.


Nuffield College Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 2017-2019.

Winner of the Juan Linz Dissertation Prize, Comparative Democratization Section, American Political Science Association, 2018.

Winner of the Robert Noxon Toppan Prize for the best dissertation upon a subject of political science, Harvard University, 2017.

Viridiana Rios

Viridiana Rios

PhD in Government, 2013.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Purdue University.


Global Fellow, The Mexico Institute, 2016-present.

Fellow, The Wilson Center for International Scholars, 2015-2016.

CEO of México ¿Cómo vamos?, a Mexican think tank that studies economic development, 2014-2015.


Selected as a Young Global Leader 2020 by the World Economic Forum for her vision, courage, and influence to drive positive change in Mexico. 

Winner of the Will H. Moore  III Prize, Peace Science Society, 2019. Awarded for the paper published in the Journal of Conflict Management or Conflict Management and Peace Science that most effectively addresses issues related to the integrity and respect accorded to individual political rights and freedoms.

Selected by the Mexican Senate as the youngest selection commissioner of the National Anticorruption System, 2016. 

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Leonard D. White Award, honoring the best dissertation in the field of public administration for her dissertation is titled, "How Government Structure Encourages Criminal Violence: The Causes of Mexico's Drug War," 2014.

David  Romney

David Romney

PhD in Government, 2020.
Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University.
Ariel White

Ariel White

PhD in Political Science, 2016.
Silverman Family Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT.


Heinz I. Eulau Award for best article published in American Political Science Review (“What Do I Need to Vote?”), American Political Science Association, 2016.

Robert Noxon Toppan prize for best dissertation in political science, Harvard University, 2016.

Thad Williamson

Thad Williamson

PhD in Political Science, 2004.
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond.


A recognized community leader on poverty reduction efforts in Richmond, Thad Williamson served as the first director of the city's Office of Community Wealth Building while on leave from the University during the 2014-16 academic years. 

Recipient of the Jepson Servant Leader Award from the Class of 2019 for his work to effect change in Richmond, Virginia, 2019.

Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship

Thad Williamson's book, Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life, has been published by Oxford University Press (2010).

Winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Award for the best dissertation in the field of public policy, 2005.