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 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.

Robert Shrum Installed as Inaugural Warschaw Chair

USC Dornsife honored POSC's Prof. Robert Shrum with a commemoration ceremony celebrating his installation as the inaugural Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics.

POSC Welcomes Morris Levy and Robert Shrum

POSC proudly welcomes two new faculty members: Prof. Morris Levy of UC Berkeley and Warschaw Chair Robert Shrum.

In Memoriam: Michael Preston

Dr. Michael Preston, USC Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Political Science has died at the age of 80.

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