Political Science Ph.D. Job Market Candidates
American Politics and Research Methodology
Clayton is a Ph.D. candidate focusing on American Political Institutions, American Political Behavior, and Research Methodology. In his dissertation he analyzes the presence of ideological shifting among Senate candidates between the primary and general election campaigns, and how this affects their electoral success. His research has been published in Political Research Quarterly and in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.
Michael is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Political Economy and Corruption. His dissertation investigates the relationship between migrant remittances and corruption in the home state. The project pairs hierarchical linear modeling with case studies of Mexico and India to investigate whether these financial transfers aggravate or mitigate corruption back home. His work has been published in International Studies Quarterly. In 2012, Michael earned research fellowships from UWM's graduate school and the Bernard Marcus Foundation.