Nimendra Mawalagedara

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: 1066 Langdale Hall Email: nmawalagedara1@gsu.edu

Subfields

Comparative Politics International Relations

Research Areas

Right-wing and Anti-establishment parties, Nationalism, Nationalist attitudes, and Sri Lankan Politics

Education Master of Arts, Political Science, Georgia State University, 2018 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Southern Arkansas University, 2013 Teaching Experience Georgia State University, GA, USA POLS 2401:… more »

Tunçel Wins Department’s Best Graduate Paper Award

Posted On May 19, 2021

Özlem Tunçel, Ph.D. student of Political Science, was awarded the department’s Best Graduate Paper Award for 2020-2021. Entitled “Electoral Performance of Post-Rebel Political Parties,” the paper discusses the question of why do some post-rebel political parties perform better than others and argues that party-specific or country-specific characteristics might affect the… more »

Jean-Francois Offered Tenure-track at GSU

Dr. Jean-François Koly Onivogui has been offered a tenure-track position at Georgia State University-Perimeter College- Decatur Campus.

Dr. Francois received his PhD in Political Science from Georgia State University in 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Carrie Manning, Dr. Charles Hankla, Dr. Sean Richey and Dr. Jeffrey R. Young. His dissertation, entitled “Understanding the Dearth… more »

Deal Barlow on Christian Nationalism and COVID-19 Vaccination

Monique Deal Barlow, a PhD candidate of Political Science, discussed the underlying reasons why white evangelicals are the least likely religious group to say they will get vaccinated against coronavirus.

In an article for the Conversation, she argued that “suspicion from religious conservatives regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is built on the back of their growing… more »

Carlin, Students in Washington Post on COVID-19, Leadership

Does the public rally behind leaders who get covid-19? Writing for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Dr. Ryan Carlin and student researchers at GSU’s Pollitik public opinion lab analyzed the approval of five incumbent executives worldwide who contracted COVID-19. The authors found that personal leadership rallies — a bump in popularity after covid-19 diagnosis… more »