Margit Tavits to receive 2023 Arts & Sciences Faculty Leadership Award
Black legislators talk more about race, and it works
A new study from political scientist Matthew Hayes in Arts & Sciences finds legislators who use symbolism in speeches about race and civil rights reap electoral rewards, including more favorable evaluations and higher voter turnout.
Graduate Highlight: Afiq bin Oslan
Get to know Afiq bin Oslan, one of our 2023 PhD graduates.
Graduate Highlight: Benjamin Noble
Ben Noble is one of our newest PhD graduates and is joining the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego as an Assistant Professor this fall. Congratulations Ben!
Political science program aims to expand graduate student pipeline
The Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences has launched the WUSTEPS Pipeline Program, which is aimed at preparing undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for success in graduate programs.
Welcoming Betsy Sinclair as new Chair and Clarissa Hayward as new Associate Chair of Political Science
This month, Betsy Sinclair begins her term as Chair of Political Science and Clarissa Hayward begins as Associate Chair.
Taylor Carlson receives 2023 PolNet Best Book Award for "What Goes Without Saying"
Congratulations to Taylor Carlson for winning with 2023 PolNet Best Book Award for "What Goes Without Saying: Navigating Political Discussion in America", co-authored with Jaime Settle of the College of William and Mary!
Steven S. Smith awarded the 2023 Barbara Sinclair Lecture
The award honors achievement in promoting understanding of the U.S. Congress and legislative politics.
Brian Crisp published in British Journal of Political Science
His work, "The Role of District Magnitude in When Women Represent Women," is co-authored with Patrick Cunha Silva of Loyola University Chicago.
Irene Gerrish selected for 23-24 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program
Irene Gerrish, a rising second year PhD student, was one of eighteen spring program recipients.
Andrew Reeves published in Presidential Studies Quarterly
Reeves co-authored the paper with Jon Rogowski, titled "Democratic Values and Support for Executive Power."