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Changing of the Guard

Published: Aug 18th, 2017

Changing of the guard: August 15th was the last day of Ido Oren’s (pictured on the right) term as Department Chair. Congratulations and best of luck to the incoming Chair,… Read More

Congrats to the Winner of the 2017 Best Honors Thesis Award, Hunter Waters!

Congrats to the Winner of the 2017 Best Honors Thesis Award, Hunter Waters!

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

Congratulations to Hunter Waters, winner of the 2017 Best Honors Thesis Award. Hunter’s thesis was titled “Detention or Discrimination: Pretrial Relases of Juvenile Felony Offenders in Adult Court.” It was… Read More

Dr. Sharon Austin, The Caribbeanization of Black Politics

Published: May 8th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Austin, Director of the Program in African American Studies, on the publication of The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America, with… Read More

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Published: May 1st, 2017

Congratulations to the more than 200 Political Science undergraduate majors who graduated Spring 2018! May you go from strength to strength in your future studies, careers, and life in general.

Congratulations, Ph.D. Class of 2018!

Published: May 1st, 2017

Hearty congratulations to newly-minted PhD, Dr. Anna Mwaba, who has accepted a position as Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Smith College!

J. Brent Walker Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Published: May 1st, 2017

At the April 29 commencement ceremony, J. Brent Walker, an alum of the Department, was honored with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. From 1999 to 2016 Walker was executive director of… Read More

Latest Issue of Perspectives on Politics is out!

Published: Apr 1st, 2017

Latest issue of Perspectives on Politics, edited by Professor Michael Bernhard and Professor Daniel O’Neill, is out with a provocative and timely cover.

2018 Department Spring Banquet

2018 Department Spring Banquet

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

The Department held its annual Spring Banquet on March 22, 2018, at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our distinguished guest speaker was Professor Melissa Michelson, Menlo College. The following awards were… Read More

Professor Richard Conley’s Native American Reservation Spring Break Study Tour

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

Professor Richard Conley (second from right) led eight students last week on a spring break study tour of Native American reservations and sites in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana. Louis… Read More

Professor Leslie Anderson Recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship

Published: Dec 16th, 2016

Hearty congratulations to Professor Leslie Anderson on winning a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities! Prof. Anderson’s research project is titled “Democratic Enclaves in Times of Trouble:… Read More