Eugene (Evgeny) Finkel works at the intersection of political science and history and strives to promote a better dialogue between the two disciplines. He was born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel. He received a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on how institutions and individuals respond to extreme situations: violence, state collapse, and rapid change.
Adria Lawrence is the Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, a joint appointment by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Political Science Department at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS). She is a scholar of Middle Eastern and North African politics. She studies colonialism, nationalism, conflict, and collective action.
Andrew Mertha is the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Director of the China Program, and Director of SAIS China at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He is formerly a professor of Government at Cornell University and an assistant professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He specializes in Chinese bureaucratic politics, political institutions, and the domestic and foreign policy process.
Lisel Hintz is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University SAIS. She works at the intersection of identity politics and foreign policy. She is particularly interested in how domestic identity struggles spill over to shape, and be shaped by international affairs. Her regional focus is on Turkey and its relations with Europe and the Middle East.
Sarah E. Parkinson joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in 2016. Her research examines organizational behavior and social change during and following war. Focusing predominantly on the Middle East and North Africa, she uses social network analysis and ethnographic methods to study the ways that actors such as militant organizations, political parties, and humanitarian groups cope with crisis, disruption, and fragmentation.
Pavithra Suryanarayan is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University SAIS . She received a PhD in political science from Columbia University in October 2016. She specializes in comparative political economy with a focus on identity, redistribution, and state development in India. Her work combines quantitative analysis, including spatial and survey methods, with extensive archival research.
Maya Camargo-Vemuri is a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University SAIS. Her research focuses on genocide, mass atrocities, and war, and factors that contribute to the use of violence, discrimination, and oppression in these contexts.