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.

Olu Orange and USC's Trial Advocacy Program set a civil rights precedent

The work of Prof. Olu Orange and students from the Trial Advocacy Program has helped a California family receive damages from the 2008 LAPD-shooting death of an autistic man.

Matthew Mendez and Christian Grose's research featured in The Washington Post

A report in The Washington Post features Prof. Grose and Matthew's (POIR) study on the political motivations behind state voter ID laws.


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.


A Warm Welcome to the Class of 2018!

Welcome back returning students! And welcome to our newest POSC students!  Hope you've had a great summer break and are ready for an exciting new school year!  Prof. Dennis Chong, Department Chair, shares some news with you here.

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.

Oscar De Los Santos named 2014 Truman Scholar

Our very own Oscar (POSC '15) has been selected as one of 59 national Truman Scholars!


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