Graduate Students

Professor Golden works closely with students she supervises, using a lab-based model of interaction. Her students meet with her as a group on a regular basis. Each student reports on research progress, and students peer-mentor one another as well as receiving feedback from the supervisor.


Ph.D. candidates currently working with Professor Golden include:
Julian Vierlinger
Viktor Ellenbroek
Dylan Potts
Susanna Garside
Ivan Fomichev
Haoyu Zhai
Rens Chazottes
Sergi Martinez
Students who have completed Ph.D.s under the supervision of Professor Golden include:
Eugenia Nazrullaeva
  • Dissertation: ​​Essays in Political Economy and Economic History (2020)

  • Initial placement: Post-doctoral fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

Luke Sonnet
  • Dissertation: Essays on Dynastic Politics and Political Participation (2020)

  • Initial placement: private sector

Manoel Gehrke Ryff Moreira
  • Dissertation: How Politicians React to Anti-Corruption Investigations and Enforcement. Evidence from Brazilian Municipalities (2019)

  • Initial placement: Postdoctoral Researcher, Bocconi University of Milan

Yuki Yanai
  • Dissertation: Misperceived Inequality, Mismatched Attitudes, and Missing Support for Redistribution (2017)

  • Initial placement: International University of Japan, Niigata


Ruth Carlitz

  • Dissertation: Understanding Government Responsiveness from the Bottom Up: When Do Tanzanian Citizens Sanction Poor Performance? (2016)

  • Initial placement: Tulane University

Raffaele Asquer

  • Dissertation: Testing the Limits of Democratic Accountability: Political Connections, Discredited Candidates, and Corrupt Governments (2015)​

  • Initial placement: private sector


Julia Yujung Lee

  • Dissertation: Gender and Sanitation: Evidence from India (2015)

  • Initial placement: Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University


Devesh K. Tiwari

  • Dissertation: Criminal Candidates and Party Politics in India (Co-chair with Kaare Strøm; 2014) 

  • Initial placement: private sector


Lisa Mueller

  • Dissertation: Political Entrepreneurs and Urban Protest (2014) 

  • Initial placement: Macalester College


Brian K. Min

  • Dissertation: Democracy and Light: Public Service Provision in the Developing World (2010) 

  • Initial placement: University of Michigan


David S. Yamanishi

  • Dissertation: Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: The Role of Judicial Independence (2003) 

  • Initial placement: Cornell College


Preston S. Keat

  • Dissertation: Playing Favorites: Government Aid and Industrial Restructuring in Post-Socialist Poland (2001) 

  • Initial placement: private sector


Terri E. Givens

  • Dissertation: Radical Right Parties in Context: Immigration, Institutions and Parties in Western Europe (2000) 

  • Initial Placement: University of Texas in Austin

Bronwyn N. Dylla Bailey

  • Dissertation: Industrial Assistance in the European Union: How the Single Market Affects National Policymaking (1999) 

  • Initial placement: Private sector

Carolyn Wong

  • Dissertation: The Politics of Immigration: An Analysis of Policy Reform in Congress, 1965-1996 (1997) 

  • Initial placement: Stanford University