prospective phds

if you are interested in pursuing a PhD at UC Merced political science click here and make sure to apply before the deadline.


please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss your work, my work, or whether you should apply for a PhD, but do understand that admissions occur through a formal centralized departmental/university system over which any individual person has limited influence.

(thoughtful) advice

getting through grad school is no joke, and so lots of advice for grad students gets posted on the web. a list of what i consider to be helpful and thoughtful essays/books/posts will be updated below: 


job visit guide (by me)


one approach to job talks (by me, with beamer materials)


job talks: a talk (by Arthur Spirling, NYU)


giving a (job) talk (by Arthur Spirling, NYU)