Skip to content

Graduate Student Researchers


The Baker Center staff work hard to create and develop programming and projects that support the mission of the Baker Center and honor our namesake. The staff is aided by Baker Fellows and Faculty, academics and professionals who work on the various academic and research projects of the center.

Graduate Student Researchers

akins.2016Harrison Akins

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

Fields of Interest: Intra-state conflict, terrorism, minority discrimination, Islamic culture and politics, South Asian politics, and U.S. foreign policy.
Basic Male ProfileAndrew Cox

Masters Candidate, Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Political Science

FullSizeRErik Beuck

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

Fields of Interest: International conflict, terrorism, and political violence.
BDBecky Davis

PhD Candidate, Department of Economics

Fields of Interest: Energy economics and its place in environmental economics and public policy.
ErikAaron Gold

PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science

Fields of Interest: International conflict, terrorism, and political violence.
YinanLiuYinan Liu

PhD Candidate, Department of Economics

Fields of Interest: Health and environmental economics.


The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.