Cali Mortenson Ellis

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Doctoral Student
World Politics

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • Fields of Study
    • World Politics
    • Public Policy
  • About

    Cali Mortenson Ellis is a PhD candidate in Public Policy and Political Science. She has a BA in economics from Bates College and an MPP from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked at the RAND Corporation, the Homeland Security Directorate of the Michigan National Guard, and the Michigan Governor's Office. Her main research interests are in quantitative analyses of international security, leadership in international relations, homeland security and intelligence. She has published in The Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2013), PS: Political Science & Politics (2012), and  the Journal of Applied Security Research (2008).


    Texas takes on the TSA: The Constitutional Fight over Airport Security (Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; 10(1):1-21.

    Learning Political Science with Prediction Markets: An Experimental Study (PS: Political Science & Politics, 45(2): 277-284)

    Prediction Markets for Education: An Experimental Study (ACM SIGecom Exchanges 10.3: December)

    The Beslan Hostage Crisis: A Case Study for Emergency Responders (Journal of Applied Security Research, 4: 1-15)

  • Education
    • University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, MPP, 2001
    • Bates College, BA, Economics, 1998
  • Grants
    • Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship Award (2012)
    • APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship (2011)
    • Janet Box-Steffensmeier Award, APSA (2011)
    • NSF IDEAS-IGERT Graduate Fellowship (2009, 2011)
  • Honors
    • Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, U of M Chapter (2011)
    • Collegiate Sorosis Foundation Scholar, CEW (2009-2010)
    • Distinguished Service Medal, Michigan National Guard (2007)