Political Science PhD Candidates Awarded DDFs

We are proud to announce that Leah Costik and Ezgi Özçelik have been recognized and awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDF)!

Leah Costik is a fifth-year PhD candidate studying international relations and comparative politics, with a graduate minor in global public health. Her research interests are around armed non-state actors, public health, and organizational dynamics. She has been awarded the Graduate School DDF from CLA. This award allows the University’s most accomplished PhD candidates to devote full-time effort to their outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write their dissertation during the fellowship year. 

Ezgi Özçelik is a fifth-year PhD candidate specializing in comparative politics, political methodology, and political economy. Her research focuses on government-business relations in authoritarian regimes, and cronyism and corruption, with specific regional interest in Turkey, the Middle East, and Eastern & Central Europe. Ezgi has been awarded the CLA DDF, which supports outstanding PhD candidates. The fellowship allows awardees to devote their full time to research and write their dissertation to assure timely completion of their degree.

Congratulations, Leah and Ezgi!

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