Placements

We are ranked as a top-ten research department and our graduate program has an excellent job placement record. We also maintain close and informal relationships between faculty and students, and offer a supportive and collegial environment. In a recent national survey, Duke ranked in the top two programs nationally in overall graduate student satisfaction. 

Where Our Students Go

2016

  • Melina Altamirano, Assistant Professor, El Colegio de México (Colmex), Mexico City
  • Andrew Bell, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Thomas Gift, Assistant Professor, University College London, London, England
  • Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Shahryar Minhas, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2015

  • Cassy Dorff, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, TX
  • Max Gallop, Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Florian Hollenbach, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Daniel Krcmaric, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Simon Weschle, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2014

  • Benjamin Barber, Assistant Professor, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid, Spain
  • Seth Cantey, Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • Sandra Ley Guiterrez, Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigacion Docencia Economica (CIDE), Mexico
  • Nathaniel Harris, M.D. Program, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC
  • Aaron Houck, AP edX Assessment Coordinator, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • Danielle Lupton, Assistant Professor, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  • Jonathan Schwartz, Post-doc, The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2013

  • Bradford Bishop, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Aaron King, Assistant Professor, UNC–Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
  • Charles Miller, Lecturer, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Brittany Perry, Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Ionut Popescu, Assistant Professor, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Yi-Ting Wang, Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Sean Zeigler, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, VA

2012

  • Jessica Carew, Post-doc/Assistant Professor, Elon University, Elon, NC
  • Cristina Corduneanu, Assistant Professor, Central European University, Hungary
  • Christopher Desante, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Marco Fernandez, Research Director at Mexico Evalua, Mexico Evalua
  • Kent Freeze, Assistant Professor, Carleton College, Northfield, NM
  • Melanie Freeze, Visiting Professor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • Elda Becerra Mizuno, Coordinadora de Opinion Publica de la Presidencia, Mexico
  • Jan Pierskalla, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • David Rice, Adjunct, Connecticut College, New London, CT
  • Arturas Rozenas, Assistant Professor, New York University, New York, NY
  • Richard Salsman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Lenka Siroky, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • David Sparks, Director of Basketball Analytics, Boston Celtics, Boston, MA

2011

  • James Bourke, Teacher, Washington International School, Washington DC
  • Keegan Callanan, Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Kathryn Cochran, Visiting Lecturer, American University, Washington DC
  • Nora Hanagan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Benjamin Hertzberg, Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Kiril Kolev, Assistant Professor, Hendrix University, Conway, AR
  • Jacob Montogomery, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Amber Diaz Pearson, Post-doctoral Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Lucas Perkins, Self-employed, Start-Up IT Business
  • Anoop Sadanandan, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Eugene Walton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Candis Watts, Assistant Professor, Williams College, Williamston, MA

2010

  • Ali Aslam, Visiting Instructor, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Nazli Avdan, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Bruno Borges, Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Stefan Dolgert, Assistant Professor, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
  • William English, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • David McIvor, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Kian Ong, Member of Parliament, Malaysia (formerly Instructor, UCSI University, Malaysia)
  • Damon Palmer, Principal, Promontory Financial Group, New York
  • Sinziana Popa, Post-doc, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nicholas Troester, Quality Control Editor, Research Square, NC
  • Mark Yeisley, Assistant Professor, Maxwell Air Force, Montgomery, AL

2009

  • Michael Brady, Assistant Professor, Denison University, Granville, OH
  • Anne Flaherty, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
  • Laura Grattan, Assistant Professor, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • Haifeng Huang, Assistant Professor, University of California Merced, Merced, CA
  • Daniel Kselman, Junior Research Fellow, Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain
  • Ming-Whey Lee, Assistant Professor, St. John's College, MD
  • Jie Lu, Assistant Professor, American University, Washington, DC
  • Ian McDonald, Visiting Professor, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Brendan Nyhan, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Joel Schlosser, Assistant Professor, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • David Siroky, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2008

  • Mark Axelrod, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Jorge Bravo, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Matthew Fehrs, Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College, MD
  • Daniel Lee, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Monique Lyle, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Efren Perez, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Philipp Rehm, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Jill Rickershauser, Assistant Professor, American University, Washington DC
  • Shanaysha Sauls, School Board Chair, Baltimore City Public Schools, MD
  • Timothy Warren, Senior Director, Legislative Programs, General Dynamics Information Technology, Washington, DC (formerly Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA)

2007

  • Niambi Carter, Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Ashwini Chhatre, Assistant Professor, University Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL
  • Lindsay Cohn, Senior Assistant Professor, Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • Victoria DeFrancesco, Adjunct Professor, Fellow & Senior Analyst, University of Texas, Dallas, TX
  • Matthew Singer, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Christopher Whytock, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Dennis Yeates, Post-doc, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

2006

  • Brett Benson, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Adam Brinegar, Research Leader, Corporate Leadership Council, Corporate Executive Board (CEB), Washington, DC
  • William Curtis, Assistant Professor, University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Gerald Digiusto, Visiting Instructor, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • Seth Jolly, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Alisa Kessel, Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound, OR
  • Yoonkyung Lee, Assistant Professor, SUNY, Binghamton, NY
  • Amy McKay, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
  • Jason Reifler, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter, UK
  • Michael Tofias, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • John Zachman, Assistant Professor, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

2005

  • Ericka Albaugh, Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • Philip Brendese, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
  • Kevin Morrison, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Shayla Nunnally, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Dennis Rasmussen, Assistant Professor, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Thomas Scotto, Professor of Government, University of Essex, UK
  • Seth Weinberger, Associate Professor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA