Maryum Alam is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at The Ohio State University, with specializations in international relations and political methodology. Her research sits at the intersection of domestic politics and international relations, with an eye to answer broad questions about foreign policy decision-making, public opinion, grand strategy, and international conflict. Her work employs quantitative and qualitative methods such as advanced cross-national statistical estimation, survey experiments, and historical process tracing.
At Yale, Maryum will work on her book project, “For as Long as it Takes? Time Horizons and Foreign Policy Termination," which focuses on how and why leaders adopt short versus long time horizons when implementing costly foreign policies and investigates the conditions under which foreign policies of coercion end.
Previously, she was a 2023-2024 Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center. Maryum is also a member of the Modeling Emergent Social Order (MESO) Lab at Ohio State and an affiliate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Her co-authored research has been published in The American Journal of Political Science.