Innovating Through Academic Study


Our students and faculty are made up of prominent scholars and experts of elite decision-making, race, ethnicity and gender, human rights, political economy, communications, and social networks. Departmental faculty develop innovative work in a number of established institutional realms including law, legislatures, political parties, national inter-branch relations, state and local institutions, and international agencies.

POIR faculty and student researchers are always producing scholarship that shapes the public sector. Find out what we’re working on right now.

Across our department and campus, our research contributes to many different disciplines. Both faculty and students are involved in a number of leading centers and organizations that help us to do groundbreaking work.