Matthew Mendez and Christian Grose's research featured on NPR

NPR's Code Switch recently reported on Prof. Grose and Matthew's (POIR) study on the political motivations behind state voter ID laws.

Jane Junn receives 2014 Ralph Bunche Award

Prof. Jane Junn, and co-author Natalie Masuoka, received the 2014 Ralph Bunche Award for their book, The Politics of Belonging.

Recent Faculty Publications

Nick Weller and Jeb Barnes' Finding Pathways tackles the use of case-study analysis for understanding causal links in political research.


Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias' latest on environmental politics, Changing Climate Politics, explores the growing role of civic society in addressing climate change in the United States.


POSC Student Spotlight: Sarah Dhanaphatana

Have you ever wondered who our POSC students are and what makes them tick?  Check out the POSC Student Spotlight for a personal glimpse into the lives of our undergraduates. Nifty, right?

Bob Shrum Breaks Down the 2014 Midterm Elections with Adam Nagourney

In the latest Political Conversations, Prof. Bob Shrum sat with New York Times journalist Adam Nagourney to analyze the results of the recent midterm elections.

POSC Welcomes Undergraduates at Luncheon

Political Science undergraduate students, faculty, and staff mingled, broke bread, and discussed all the new and exciting opportunities the department has to offer this school year.

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