Our Post-Docs

With Sié Center faculty and policy community mentors, post-doctoral fellows conduct their own research and contribute to collaborative research efforts designed to inform (and be informed by) contemporary policy concerns and strategies. 

Sié Center & Oxfam America Joint Postdoctoral Fellow

The Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Oxfam America are proud to host this innovative, joint post-doctoral scholar program. 

The goal of this position is to serve as a bridge between the two organizations through collaborative research on policy-relevant questions related to more equitable and sustainable economic models. 

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Odmaa Narantungalag is our 2022 - 2024 Sié Chéou-Kang and Oxfam America postdoctoral fellow from Mongolia. She has recently completed her Ph.D. in Economics from Massey University in New Zealand, and her research interests are in natural resource economics, energy, and development economics. Odmaa holds a Master’s degree in international development from Tsinghua University in China and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from American University in Bulgaria. She previously worked at the Ministry of Finance in Mongolia for various projects implemented by the United Nations Development Programme,  World Bank, and United Nations Environment Programme. 

Global Justice Postdoctoral Fellow

The Global Justice postdoctoral fellow will support the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) at the Korbel School by teaching one graduate course per year in the new Global Justice certificate program. This scholar will be in residence at the University of Denver for two full academic years, under the mentorship and supervision of Professor Marie Berry.

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Alice Taylor is our 2023-2025 Global Justice Postdoc Fellow. She completed her PhD in Education at University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Gender & Women's Studies. An interdisciplinary scholar and ethnographer, her dissertation examined contemporary Brazilian youth movements. Broadly, she studies how people come together to envision and enact social change and focuses on youth and political engagement, the role of education in social movements including across digital and in-person spaces, and interconnections between local and global/transnational structures of oppression and resistance. Alice's work has been supported by Fulbright-Hays, and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She holds a Master's in International Affairs from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and worked and consulted for over ten years with non-profit and international organizations such as Action Aid, Promundo (now Equimundo), UN agencies such as UN-Habitat and UNFPA, and The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. You can learn more about Alice on her website. And you can follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

Current Openings & Opportunities

Opportunities to join the Sié Center as a post-doctoral fellow are typically listed in the winter quarter. Please check back or reach out to us if you are interested in learning more.  

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Former Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • 2022-2023

    Matteo C.M. Casiraghi, 2022-2023 Marie Skłodowska Curie Global Fellow at University of Warwick and University of Denver

  • 2021-2022

    Elizabeth Brannon, Sié Center - Oxfam America Joint Postdoctoral Fellow 

  • 2020-2021


    Rachel Schmidt, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2021-2022), Centre d’études sur la paix et la sécurité internationale de l’Université de Montréal (CEPSI); Instructor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada; Research Fellow, The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society

  • 2019-2020

    William Akoto, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Fordham University

    Isigi Kadagi, Director, Education for Nature Program & Capacity Building Initiatives, WWF Science

    Emily Scott, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at McGill University

  • 2018-2019

    Juliana Restrepo SaninAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida 

    Kai ThalerAssistant Professor, Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara 

    Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic, Visiting Research Fellow, Irish School of Ecunemics, Trinity College Dublin

  • 2017-2018

    Yolande Bouka , Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University

    Kelsey Norman , Fellow for the Middle East, Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University

  • 2016-2017

    Evan Perkoski, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

    Michael KalinSenior Advisor, Behavioral Insights 

  • 2015-2016

    Cassy DorffAssistant Professor of Political Science and affiliated faculty at the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt University

    Devin Finn, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Universidad de los Andes

    Steven T. ZechLecturer, Department of Politics and International Relations, Monash University 

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