Student Successes: Late Fall 2022

  • This past summer, doctoral candidate Mohammad “Aynal” Haque participated in a three-day Duck Family Graduate Workshop at the Center for Environmental Politics at the University of Washington. He presented one of his dissertation chapters entitled “Mitigating Climate Change: Cross-Country Variation in Policy Ambition.”
  • Doctoral candidate Imge Akaslan and her advisor, Shareen Hertel, co-authored a paper entitled “Brokering Compliance in Global Supply Chain.” Akaslan presented the work on a panel entitled “Pathways to Rights Fulfillment” at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Montreal this past September.
  • Thomas Briggs (Ph.D. ‘22) successfully defended his dissertation on July 21, 2022.
  • Ph.D. Candidate Sercan Canbolat visited the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C. last month to attend two events co-led by the USIP and EcoPeace Middle East. Following an open-to-public panel on October 18, Sercan partook in an invitation-only roundtable titled “In Conversation with EcoPeace Middle East’s Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian Directors: Addressing Climate Change, Building Cross-Border Trust.”
  • Ph.D. student San Lee presented three papers at the 2022 Conference on “Remapping the Feminist Global: A Multi-vocal, Multi-located Conversation” sponsored by the International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFJP) and the Asian Center for Women’s Studies at Ewha Womans University. One of the papers was a summary of her M.A. thesis, “How Could the “#MeToo” Movement Spread Worldwide In 2017? Supplemental Analysis on the Conditions under Which Transnational Advocacy Networks Become Influential.” San Lee also presented two other co-authored papers at the conference: (1) “Statues’ Agencies on Solidarity and Backlashes for/against Women’s Rights: Four Moments of Translation of Fearless Girl and Statue of Peace” with fellow Ph.D. Candidates Minju Lee and Chloe Kwak; and (2) “Intersectionality in Feminist Theory: Its Radical Origins and Demand for Transformative Change” with Zehra Arat. 
  • Carol Gray (Ph.D. ‘22) was featured in an article in the student newspaper at Framingham State University in Massachusetts where she is currently serving as a Mary Miles Bibb Fellow.