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.
Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Sié Center & Oxfam America (AY 2021-2022)
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Brannon is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with a joint appointment at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy and at Oxfam America.
The goal of this position is to contribute to the mission of both organizations through collaborative research on policy-relevant questions related to women’s leadership and feminist U.S. foreign policy.
Dr. Brannon received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in 2021. From 2020-2021, she was a Peace and Security Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and Minerva Institute. Lizzie Brannon’s fields of study are International Relations and Quantitative Research Methodology. Her primary research interests include gender, conflict, peacebuilding, and post-war politics. A significant portion of her research is devoted to understanding how women’s political representation increases after war and its implications for foreign policy. Beyond this, her research also considers women’s inclusion in conflict and post-conflict processes, including rebel groups, peace processes, and women’s organizations. Lizzie graduated with honors from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) in 2017 with a B.A. in International Relations and minors in Humanitarian Affairs and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.
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.
Former Post-Doctoral Fellows
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
Juliana Restrepo Sanin, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida
Kai Thaler, Assistant 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