Political Theory Project

Past Postdoctoral Research Associates

Since the beginning of the program in 2003, the PTP has hosted 125 Postdoctoral Research Associates across Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, and History. 

These scholars have published important scholarship in leading academic journals and books with top university presses. Such scholarly work has made significant contributions to pressing social issues. 

The aim of welcoming postdoctoral research associates to the PTP is to help launch their careers in an extremely competitive market. Many of our postdoctoral research associates have gone on to become rising stars in their fields, filling competitive positions at prestigious institutions. Along with their own scholarly accomplishments, former PTP postdocs are increasingly taking prominent editorial positions in the academic community, shaping the frontiers of social science.

Past Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Danilo Freire

    Senior Research Associate in the Department of Economics at the Getulio Vaprofessor of political philosophy at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tellargas Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil, PhD, Political Economy, King's College London
    Term 2018 - 2020
  • Glory Liu

    College Fellow in Social Studies, Harvard University, PhD, Political Science, Stanford University
    Term 2018 - 2020
  • Natalya Naumenko

    Assistant Professor of Economics, George Mason University, PhD, Economics, Northwestern University
    Term 2018 - 2019
  • Brandon Davis

    Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, PhD, Political Science, The University of Alabama
    Term 2016 - 2019
  • Rosolino Candela

    PhD, Economics, George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs, Senior Fellow of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center
    Term 2017 - 2018
  • Gianna Englert

    Assistant Professor, Political Science, Southern Methodist University, PhD, Government, Georgetown University
    Term 2016 - 2018
  • Julian Müller

    Research Associate, University of Hamburg, Germany, PhD, Philosophy, Technical University of Munich
    Term 2016 - 2018
  • Anton Howes

    Head of Innovation Research, The Entrepreneurs Network, UK, Historian-in-residence at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, PhD, Political Economy, King's College London
    Term 2016 - 2017
  • Shanny Mor

    Associate Fellow, Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College, Research Fellow, the Chaikin Center for Geostrategy, University of Haifa, PhD, Oxford University
    Term 2016 - 2017
  • Thomas Mulligan

    Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics, Georgetown University, PhD, Philosophy, Tulane University
    Term 2015 - 2016
  • Carla Yumatle

    Professor, Political Philosophy, the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, PhD, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley
    Term 2015 - 2016
  • Prithviraj Datta

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Government, Franklin & Marshall College, PhD, Government, Harvard University
    Term 2015 - 2015
  • Dan Layman

    Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Davidson College, PhD, Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Term 2014 - 2015
  • Jayme Lemke

    Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, PhD, Economics, George Mason University
    Term 2013 - 2014
  • Joshua Bandoch

    Speechwriter for the Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, PhD, Political Science, Notre Dame
    Term 2012 - 2014
  • Lauri Tahtinen

    Lecturer, History and Literature, Harvard University, Postdoctoral Researcher, the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Academy of Finland , PhD, History, University of Cambridge
    Term 2012 - 2014
  • Julie Rose

    Associate Professor, Government, Dartmouth College, Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University, 2012
    Term 2012 - 2013
  • Alex Gourevitch

    Associate Professor, Political Science, Brown University, Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia, 2010
    Term 2011 - 2012
  • Javier Hidalgo

    Associate Professor, Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University, 2011
    Term 2011 - 2012
  • Laura Sawyer

    Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, 2011, Associate Professor, Law, University of George
    Term 2011 - 2012
  • Kevin Vallier

    Associate Professor, Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2011
    Term 2011 - 2012
  • Jeppe von Platz

    Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Richmond, Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • Mark Koyama

    Associate Professor, Economics, George Mason University, DPhil, Economics, Oxford
    Term 2009 - 2010
  • Daniel Wewers

    Senior Associate, WilmerHale, JD, Yale, PhD, History, Harvard University
    Term 2009 - 2010
  • Barbara Buckinx

    Associate Research Scholar; Director, Project on Self-Determination and Emerging Issues; Lecturer, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, PhD, Politics, Princeton University, 2010
    Term 2008 - 2010
  • Yvonne Chiu

    Associate Professor, Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, National Fellow, Hoover Institution, PhD, Political Science, UC Berkeley
    Term 2008 - 2010
  • Andrew Volmert

    Vice President of Research, the FrameWorks Institute, PhD, Political Science, Yale
    Term 2008 - 2010
  • Emily Nacol

    Assistant Professor, Political Theory, University of Toronto Mississauga , PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago
    Term 2007 - 2009
  • Sahar Akhtar

    Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Virginia, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University, PhD, Economics, George Mason University, PhD, Philosophy, Duke University
    Term 2007 - 2008
  • Leigh Jenco

    Associate Professor, Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science, PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago
    Term 2007 - 2008
  • Dennis Rasmussen

    Associate Professor, Politics, Tufts University, PhD, Political Theory, Duke University
    Term 2007 - 2008
  • Jason Brennan

    Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, PhD, Philosophy, University of Arizona
    Term 2006 - 2008
  • Louis Hebert

    Professor, Political Science, St. Ambrose University , PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto
    Term 2006 - 2007
  • Sebastian Viguier

    Lecturer, Political Science, Catholic University of Paris and ISEG Business School, PhD, Political Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
    Term 2006 - 2007
  • Ross Corbett

    Associate, Winston & Strawn, PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto
    Term 2005 - 2007
  • Michael Frazer

    Lecturer, Political Theory, University of East Anglia, PhD, Politics, Princeton University
    Term 2005 - 2007
  • Jeff Metzger

    Associate Professor, Government, Cameron University, PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto
    Term 2004 - 2006
  • Adam Tebble

    Author, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, PhD, Political Theory, London School of Economics
    Term 2004 - 2006
  • Mariah Zeisberg

    Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Michigan, PhD, Politics, Princeton
    Term 2004 - 2006
  • Keith Shaw

    Director of Transfer, Veteran, and Non-Traditional Student Programs, Princeton University, PhD, Political Science, Princeton University
    Term 2003 - 2005
  • Loren King

    Associate Professor, Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD, Political science, MIT
    Term 2003 - 2004

Past Visiting Scholars

We have hosted five visiting scholars: two in law, one in political economy, one in philosophy, and one in political theory.

  • Scott Gerber

    Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University, Member, Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, JD, University of Virginia
    Term 2018 - 2019
  • Joshua Preiss

    Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Minnesota State University, Mankato, PhD, Philosophy, University of Chicago
    Term 2016 - 2017
  • Steven Calabresi

    Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Co-Chairman of the Federalist Society, JD, Yale
    Term 2013 - 2017
  • Nick Cowen

    Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln, PhD, Political Economy, King's College London
    Term Spring 2015
  • Edwin van de Haar

    Independent scholar, author, and lecturer in international relations and political economy, PhD, International Political Theory, Maastricht University
    Term Spring 2015