On-The-Job-Market Student Profiles

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University, USA, (expected 2018)
    • Fields: Comparative Politics and International Relations
    • Dissertation: "Food, Farmers and the State: Politics of Agricultural Subsidies in Indonesia and Nigeria."
    • Committee: Kheang Un, Ph.D., Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D., Kikue Hamayotsu, Ph.D.,
  • M.Sc., Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK, 2007
  • M.A., Islamic Studies, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Indonesia, 2006
  • B.A., Anthropology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, 2003.

Interests

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics

Research

  • Political economy of development
  • Agrarian transition
  • Social policy
  • Poverty reduction
  • Religion and politics

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, IL (2018)
    • Primary Subfield: International Relations
    • Secondary Subfield: Comparative Politics
    • Prospective Dissertation Title: "State, Society and Human Security: A Mixed Method Approach," Dissertation Supervisor Prof. Kheang Un
  • M.A., Political Science, Ohio University. Athens, OH. (2010)
    • Thesis: "Alliance in Flux: Turkey's Alliance Behavior from Cold war to the Present, " Thesis Adviser Prof. Patricia A. Weitsman.
  • B.A., Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University. Ankara, Turkey (2006).

Interests

  • International security
  • Alliances
  • International Relations Theory
  • Religion and politics
  • Democratization and authoritarianism

Research

  • Research Assistant: "The Security Force Ethnicity Research in Africa. " Supervisor: Prof. Ches Thurber (2017-18)
  • Research Assistant: Quantitative research on diplomatic exchange. Supervisor: Prof. Robert T. Braithwaite (2012-2014)
  • Voluntary Project Assistant to "the Crowd Counting Consortium. " Supervisor: Prof. Ches Thurber (2017)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Northern Illinois University (ABD 2019)
    • Dissertation: "A Select Group: When do Parties in Consensual Democracies Expand Their Leadership Selectorate?"
    • Expected completion: 2020
  • M.A. in Political Science, Northern Illinois University (2016)
    • Thesis: "Get The Party Started: An Analysis of EU Political Party Development"
  • B.S. in Meteorology, Northern Illinois University (2005)

Research Area

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University. (2020 expected)
    • Dissertation: Compassionate Politics in the Age of Individualism
    • Committee: Andrea Radasanu (chair), Dennis C. Rasmussen, Scot Schraufnagel
    • A.B.D. August 2018 M.A.,
  • B.S. (magna cum laude), Political Science, Northern Illinois University (2016)
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Rock Valley College(2012)

Interests

  • International security
  • Alliances
  • International Relations Theory
  • Religion and politics
  • Democratization and authoritarianism

Research

  • Liberalism and modern political thought
  • Role of emotions in politics
  • History of political philosophy
  • Ancient political thought
  • Political theory and the natural sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. (2018)
    • Dissertation: Explores the process of transition to civilian rule and political liberalization in Myanmar
  • M.A., Comparative Politics and Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University (2014)
    • Thesis: Identifies patterns of cooperative transitions from military to civilian regimes and looks to explain regime outcomes of formerly military regimes.
  • B.A., Political Science and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Political Science, Syracuse University, Lima, NY (2011)

Interests

  • Burmese politics
  • Southeast Asia
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Women and politics
  • Political opportunity
  • Media and politics
  • Human rights

Research

  • Political economy of development
  • Agrarian transition
  • Social policy
  • Poverty reduction
  • Religion and politics

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • POLS 285 - Introduction to International Relations

Conference Papers Presented

  • Nicole Loring. "The Threshold of Democracy: Explaining Myanmar's Change from Military to Civilian Rule. " Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. Dekalb, IL, 2016.
  • Nicole Loring. "Overcoming Barriers: Myanmar's Recent Elections and Women's Political Participation. " International Burma Studies Conference. Dekalb, IL. October 9, 2016.
  • Nicole Loring. "Explaining Transitions from Military to Civilian Rule in Southeast Asia. " Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 18, 2015.
  • Nicole Loring. "Entrenching Military Rule and Violence in Burma. " Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. Dekalb, IL. November 7, 2014.
  • Nicole Loring. "Entrenching Authoritarianism: Transitions from Military to Civilian Regimes in Southeast Asia and Beyond." Northern Illinois University Southeast Asian Studies Student Conference. DeKalb, IL. April 5.
  • Nicole Loring. "Women's Political Participation in Burma's Move Towards Democratization." Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. East Lansing, MI. October 25, 2013.
  • Nicole Loring. "A Window of Opportunity? Using Burma's Recent Elections to Conceptualize Regime Change." International Burma Studies Conference. DeKalb, IL. October 6, 2012.
  • Nicole Loring. "Opportunities for Democratization in Burma: A Research Design." Northern Illinois University Southeast Asian Studies Student Conference. DeKalb, IL. April 7, 2012.
  • Gavan Duffy and Nicole Loring. "Political Opportunity in Conflict Transformation." International Studies Association Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2. 2012.

Lectures

  • Nicole Loring. "Explaining Transitions from Military to Civilian Rule in Southeast Asia. " NIU Department of Political Science Brown Bag. Dekalb, IL. March 18, 20158.
  • Nicole Loring. "Entrenching Authoritarianism: Transitions from Military to Civilian Regimes in Southeast Asia and Beyond." Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Lecture Series. Dekalb, IL. October 17, 2014.
  • Nicole Loring. "Burma's Most Recent Elections." Panel Presentation "Burma Today: The Challenges of Democracy" with Catherine Raymond, Tharaphi Than, and Thomas Rhoden. Lewis University. February 7, 2013.
  • Nicole Loring and Thomas Rhoden. "The Blade and the Brahman: Deciphering a dhaSword from Burma." Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Lecture Series. Dekalb, IL. January 25, 2013.
Katerine Hoss

Contact

Katherine Paton Hoss
kpaton1@niu.edu
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Education

  • M.A., Political Science, Northern Illinois University (2013)
  • B.A., Political Science, Bridgewater State University (2011)

Research

  • Modern political thought
  • Democratic theory
  • Liberalism and citizenship
  • Role of the people, corruption and greatness in Machiavelli's Rome

Presentations

  • Katherine Paton. "What We Have Here is Failure to Perpetuate: Greatness, the Common Good and Empire in Machiavelli's Discourses." To be presented at Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 6-9, 2017.
  • Katherine Paton. "Rome s Mistaken Foundations: Virtue, Corruption and Machiavellian Democracy." Presented at Northwestern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 10-12, 2016.
  • Katherine Paton. "Plato's Philosopher King: Philosopher or just King?" Presented at Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL, April 11-14, 2014.

Courses Taught

  • Democracy in America
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Origin of Politics
  • Women and Politics
  • University 101

Education

  • Ph.D. candidate of Department of Political Science, NIU 2015-current
  • Ph.D. candidate of Department of Political Science, NUS 2012 (drop)
  • M.A. International Development Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 2011
  • B.A., English Literature, Institute of Tourism, Beijing Union University, China 1999

Research Area

  • Public administration
  • Comparative politics

Research Interests

  • Southeast Asia
  • Burma studies

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Political Science,Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois (2013-present)
  • Ph.D Student in Political Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2012-2013)
  • M.A in Political Science, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, South Korea (2009-2012)
  • B.A in Business Administration, and Political Science and Diplomacy,Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, South Korea (2004-2009)

Research Area

  • Electoral systems
  • Comparative parties

Research Interests

  • Comparative politics
  • Democracy
  • Authoritarian regime
  • Southeast Asia