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Alumni Spotlights

The Department of Government is proud of our alumni. We encourage you to stay connected with us! Read the latest Alumni News below.

Caitlin Andrews-LeeCaitlin Andrews-Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto

Andrews-Lee (PhD Government, '19) recently received a grant from Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council to launch her next research project, titled “Breaking Boundaries: Women Leaders in Charismatic Movements.”

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Alexander HudsonAlexander Hudson, Democracy Assessment Specialist in the Democracy Assessment Unit at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in Stockholm

At IDEA, an intergovernmental organisation that functions in part as a think tank, but also provides technical assistance around the world, Hudson's (PhD Government, '18) own work centres on the annual updates to their Global State of Democracy dataset. 

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Portrait of Jay KaoJay Chieh Kao, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago

Kao's (PhD Government, '21) research centers on political communication, political behavior, and public opinion, with a focus on China. He is currently working on several projects that examine when and how China-related political persuasion affects the behaviors and attitudes of both domestic and foreign citizens. 

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Portrait of Charles ZugCharles Zug, Assistant Professor of Research in the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

In fall 2022, Zug (PhD Government, '20) will begin as an Assistant Professor of Political Science (tenure track) at UC - Colorado Springs. His forthcoming book, Demagogues in American Politics, argues that demagoguery, while often bad, can also be used in different institutional settings to advance constitutional aspirations.  

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