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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
        SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

        Admissions Liaison
        Lygia Giorgiou

        Department of Politics
        6 East 16th Street, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003
        Phone: 212.229.5747 x3090
        Fax: 212.229.5473

        Mailing Address
        79 Fifth Avenue, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003 

        Chair
        Anne McNevin

        Senior Secretary
        Henry Drobbin

        Student Advisor
        Begoña Gerling

        Politics Student Handbook (PDF)

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    • By combining theory with critical engagement under leading scholars and intellectuals, students from the Politics department are prepared to pursue opportunities with world-class institutions, universities, law firms, governmental organizations, think tanks, and policymakers.

      Master’s Alumni

      Our MA alumni have gone on to pursue doctoral studies at The New School for Social Research and other top universities, including

      • London School of Economics
      • University of California, Berkeley
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      • New York University
      • Northeastern University
      • University of Massachusetts,  Amherst
      • University of Minnesota
      • University of Toronto

      They have also found employment in the following sectors:

      Government and Public Health

      • Chief diversity officer, New York City Department of Finance
      • Assistant director of performance improvement, NYC Health + Hospitals
      • Harm reduction coordinator, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

      Business and Media

      • Director of business operations, Wondersauce
      • Senior business manager of corporate finance, Shearman & Sterling LP
      • News editor, LinkedIn
      • Brand strategist, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

      Nonprofit/NGO/Advocacy

      • Direct service advocate, Lawrence Community Shelter
      • Organizing manager, Everytown for Gun Safety
      • Outreach and events assistant, Center for Migration Studies

      PhD Alumni

      Our doctoral alumni are working in positions throughout the academic world.

      • Mariana Prandini Fraga Assis (2019), postdoctoral fellow, Dalhousie University (Canada)
      • Geeti Das (2019), assistant professor, Jindal School of International Affairs (India)
      • Camila Cordeiro Andrade Gripp (2019), senior research associate, Yale Law School
      • Christopher Harris (2019), postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University
      • Mario Marcello Pasco Della Porta (2019), associate professor, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú
      • J. Ricky Price (2019), visiting professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
      • Verónica Zebadúa-Yáñez (2019), diversity postdoctoral associate and lecturer, University of Virginia
      • Jan Dutkiewicz (2018), Caplan Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
      • Chelsea Ebin (2018), visiting assistant professor, Rollins College
      • Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi (2018), visiting assistant professor, University of Portland
      • Brandon Koenig (2018), assistant professor, Franklin & Marshall College
      • Scott Ritner (2018), assistant professor, Temple University
      • Amanda Zadorian (2018), postdoctoral fellow, Higher School of Economics University (Russia)
      • Luis Herran Avila (2017), assistant professor, University of New Mexico
      • Carmen Ilizarbe (2017), assistant professor, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú
      • Howell Williams (2017), assistant professor, Western Connecticut State University
      • Marina Kaneti (2016), assistant professor, National University of Singapore 
      • Nathan Angelo (2015), assistant professor, Worcester State University
      • Laura Balbuena Gonzalez (2015), professor, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú
      • Hadas Cohen (2015), postdoctoral fellow, Bar Ilan University
      • Yoav Fromer (2015), head, Center for the Study of the United States at Tel Aviv University (Israel)
      • Maria Gonzalez de Withrington (2015), professor, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
      • Angel Jaramillo Torres (2015), postdoctoral fellow, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico)
      • Veronica Zebadua Yanez (2015), postdoctoral associate and lecturer, University of Virginia
      • Amando Basurto Salazar (2014), visiting professor, Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)
      • Paul Clement (2014), professor, Fashion Institute of Technology

      They have also found employment in institutes and governments around the globe.

      • Blair Taylor (2017), director, Institute for Social Ecology
      • Julia Patricia Carrillo Lerma (2016), expert, UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab
      • Samuel F. Müller (2016), program director, Europäische Akademie Berlin (Germany)
      • Marcos Soler (2015), chief of staff, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in New York City
      • Sarah Taylor (2015), senior fellow, International Peace Institute
      • Solongo Wandan (2014), political affairs, Bayernwerk AG (Germany)
         
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