Perry World House Welcomes 2022-23 Class of Postdoctoral Fellows

May 6, 2022
By Perry World House

Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for global affairs, has announced its Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Selected for their academic excellence and commitment to exploring global policy-relevant connections in their scholarship, the Postdoctoral Fellows will spend a year pursuing their own academic research while supporting Perry World House’s overall mission.
“After a successful return to in-person programming, we are looking forward to welcoming this outstanding cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows to Penn’s campus,” said LaShawn R. Jefferson, Senior Executive Director of Perry World House. “As Perry World House begins to explore a range of exciting new program areas in the coming academic year, particularly in human rights and global justice, our Postdoctoral Fellows continue to be integral to our commitment to leveraging academic research to shape global policy solutions.”

The 2022-23 Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellows are (an asterisk indicates a returning fellow):
Garrett M. Albistegui Adler is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist focused on political and social impacts of climate change and variability, especially links between climatic conditions and violent human conflict. Prior to his graduate work on climate impacts, Albistegui Adler was a public school science teacher in the South Bronx. He holds Master’s degrees in Political Science, Climate and Society, and Science Teaching from Stanford University, Columbia University, and the City College of New York, respectively, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Brown University. Albistegui Adler will receive his Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University.

Eilidh Beaton works on the political philosophy of migration, and her published work focuses on the scope of the right to refuge in international law, refugee rights to family reunion, and the impermissibility of national partiality during times of global crisis. Her current research prioritizes justice in internal displacement and the normative nature of contemporary immigration enforcement practices. Previously, Beaton was a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Lecturer in Political Economy Education at King’s College London. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and in August 2023 she will join the University of Aberdeen as a Lecturer in Philosophy.

Joshua Byun researches the causes and consequences of strategic incoherence in military alliances.  His new book project analyzes the dynamics between great powers and their allies. Some of Byun’s research has been published in outlets such as the American Political Science ReviewPolitical Science Quarterly, the European Journal of International Security, and the Washington Quarterly. He is a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s International Security Center and will receive his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Prior to beginning his academic career, Byun served as the personal interpreter to South Korea’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Bailee Donahue* works with Beth Simmons, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science and Business Ethics, on Perry World House’s Borders and Boundaries Project, which examines how political life both affects and is affected by border security policies. Donahue’s research investigates the consequences of border security policies and border institutions on complex trade relationships between neighbor states. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Donahue holds an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.

Biz Herman will work with Beth Simmons on the Borders and Boundaries Project. Her research examines how experiencing violence in the context of conflict and forced migration shapes social cohesion and prospects for sustainable peace. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the UC Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation, the Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship, the Malini Chowdhury Fellowship, and the Georg Eckert Institute. Herman received her B.A. from Tufts University and will receive her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at The New School for Social Research’s Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, and a Predoctoral Research Fellow with the Human Trafficking Vulnerability Lab.

Junghyun Lim will work with Beth Simmons on the Borders and Boundaries Project. Her research examines the political consequences of international and internal migration. Her research has been accepted for publication in Comparative Political StudiesElectoral Studies, and Democratization. Lim was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization & Governance at Princeton University. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Johanna Rodehau-Noack’s doctoral dissertation traces the constitution of problems in international politics at the example of conflict prevention. In her next research project, Rodehau-Noack will examine the role of so-called intelligent technologies in conflict anticipation and prevention, focusing specifically on the underlying assumption inherent in forecasting models as well as the implications and ethics of technological optimism in theory and practice. Rodehau-Noack is an editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Vienna, Austria. She will receive her Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.