AWC Post-Doctoral Fellows

AWC Post-Doctoral Program

Investment in Emerging Scholars

Annually, each AWC Leadership Institutions funds a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to conduct research and engage with students, either through teaching or leading discussion seminars. In the short run, these fellows enhance the diversity of course offerings across campuses. In the long run, their participation in the Consortium will better place them for success and expand the Consortium's network as they build careers at other institutions.

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Gregory Smith | Duke University

Gregory Smith is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Dept. of Political Science. His research focuses on the effects of coercive policy tools and the domestic determinants of U.S. foreign policy while his methodological interests focus on dynamic causal inference. His dissertation studies how the causal effect of coercive policy tools change over time and identifies novel mechanisms to explain these changes. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

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Max von Bargen | UT-Austin

Max von Bargen is a 2020-2021 postdoctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. Max earned his PhD in History at The Ohio State University in May 2020, where his research focused on strategy, grand strategy, and alliance politics. His current book manuscript examines how British and American grand strategy interacted with alliance politics in the British-American “Special Relationship” from 1981 to 1991. He is a recipient of grants from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Mershon Center for International Studies, and the Scowcroft Center for International Affairs. 

Before coming to The Ohio State, he worked for Giant Oak, Inc. as a contractor for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he assisted in the development of advanced data analysis software. He holds a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and an M.A. with honors in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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Mary Barton | Johns Hopkins

Mary Barton is a wargaming analyst supporting the Department of Defense. Previously, she worked in the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Her book, Counterterrorism Between the Wars: An International History, 1919–1937, is scheduled for release with Oxford University Press in November 2020. Mary received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in December 2016, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College in August 2017, and is currently writing a history of the establishment of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance. 

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