Ethan Boldt

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Ethan Boldt is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science. His area of study is law and courts. Further, he pursues interdisciplinary research in criminal justice topics such as prosecutorial decision-making, criminal trial courts, and search and seizure case law.


B.S., Illinois State University 2013, Criminal Justice Sciences and Political Science

Of Note
  • Clifford C. Clogg Program Scholar, ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (2015)
  • Presidential Graduate Fellow, UGA (2013-Present)
  • Intern, American Bar Association: Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities (Summer, 2012)
  • Robert G. Bone Scholar, ISU (2012)
  • Intern, McLean County States Attorney’s Office (Summer & Fall, 2011)
Research Interests

My research focuses on the American court system. Specifically, I am interested in the behavior of court actors including judges, lawyers, and litigants.