Weingartner Faculty and Student Fellows
Associate Professor Paula Pickering has been named the 2011-2013 Weingartner Professor. She has been mentoring the Weingartner Student Fellows, Anushree Banerjee and Connor Smith. Pickering received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1989 and a PhD. from the University of Michigan in 2001. Her research focuses on how Western Balkan citizens and elites influence international efforts to rebuild post-conflict societies and states. She teaches comparative politics of the Eurasian region and is active in the Government department, International Relations, and Russian & Post-Soviet Studies programs.
Weingartner Student Fellows
Connor Smith, Class of 2014, is an International Relations major. His Weingartner research has focused on local-level governance in Bosnia and Macedonia, particularly the impact of international aid. He will be conducting an Upperclass Monroe Project in Macedonia this summer to build on the data collected and analyzed as a part of his Weingartner research. In addition to this, he is an intern for the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS).
Jessie Ede, class of 2013, is a Government major. Her research focuses on the quality of local level governance in Bosnia, particularly measures of the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of municipal services. Through the Weingartner Fellowship, Jessie hopes to track progress in six municipalities and come closer to understanding what goes into effective and equitable local government programs. Additionally, she hopes to use this research to better understand the relationship between municipal leadership and useful project implementation.