People at Political Science

Julia Raven

Personal Statement

I attended UCLA for my undergraduate education and double majored in Political Science and Communications. At UC Berkeley my subfields are international relations, comparative politics, and methodology.  My research focuses on security sector (military and police) adaptation, adaptation failures, historical legacies, and peace processes. My dissertation consists of two connected questions: first, how did colonizing powers shape their colonies' militaries and, second, how durable were those design choices in the post-colonial era.

Dissertation Committee Chair
Aila Matanock
Primary Subfield
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Methodology & Formal Theory
Academic Advisors
Aila Matanock
Michaela Mattes
Ron Hassner