2015-2016 Michael B. Preston scholarship in Urban Politics and Civil Rights for POSC majors

This new award has been established to honor the life of Michael B. Preston, a valued USC professor and administrator who left behind a great legacy of teaching, scholarship and service.  Click here for more details — applications are due in February!

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.

Recent Faculty Publications

Jeb Barnes' How Policy Shapes Politics analyzes the field of injury compensation in the US, in which judicialized policies operate side-by-side with bureaucratized social insurance programs.

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: Connor Douglas Maag

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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