Editors of Democracy & Society


Editors

Alexander Mayer

Alex is a second-year student with the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University and a Research Assistant at the United States Institute of Peace. Among his research interests include political violence, democratization, and Latin America. He has previously worked with the Organization for American States, United Nations Democracy Fund, and the Center for International and Strategic Studies. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College-Hartford. 

Janelle Clausen

Janelle is a second-year Democracy and Governance student at Georgetown University and an intern with the Center for European Policy Analysis, a think tank focusing on transatlantic affairs. Among her research interests are authoritarianism, local media and governance, and democratic backsliding, with eyes on both CEE and the United States. She was previously an award-winning reporter on Long Island, earning recognition from the Press Club of Long Island and New York Press Association for community, political, and business coverage. She holds a B.A. in Journalism with a Public Policy and Public Affairs concentration from Stony Brook University. 

Evan Mann

Evan is a first-year student in the Democracy and Governance masters program at Georgetown University.  His current research interests include democratic backsliding, electoral authoritarianism, international security, and the politics of human rights.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in Political Science/International Relations and a minor in Human Rights.

Yusuf Can

Yusuf is a first-year student in the Democracy and Governance masters program at Georgetown University.  His current research interests include corruption,secularism, diplomacy and the politics of the Middle East.  His undergraduate degree is from the California State University, Sacramento where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in Political Science and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. He currently works as a contributor at Aposto News, a local newspaper in Turkey. He previously worked for the State of California as a policy analyst and interned for California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan.