Three UW Political Science Ph.D. Grads Get Top Jobs

Three UW Political Science graduates have obtained positions for the upcoming academic year.

Filiz Kahraman is presently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. For the 2018-2019 academic year Kahraman will begin a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, Canada. Her focus is on law and social change from international and comparative perspectives.

Meredith Loken is currently finishing graduate studies at the UW Seattle Political Science Department. She has accepted a University of Massachusetts-Amherst tenure-tracked Assistant Professor of Political Science starting 2018-2019. Loken studies political violence, specifically examining the relationships between gender, terrorism, and insurgency. Her research examines variation in how women’s conflict involvement - as participants or civilians - affects rebel and state behavior and reputation. 

Hind Ahmed Zaki is presently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School's Belfer Center for the academic year 2017/2018. She will be at Brandeis University as a post-doctoral researcher. Hind aims to develop a clearer understanding of the phenomenon of sexual violence and its manifestations in both societies, and to highlight the central turning points in the creation of what could be termed as a “culture of sexual violence” at the intersection of the state and society.