Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the 215 political science undergraduate majors who graduated this weekend! May you go from strength to strength in your future studies, careers, and life in general.

Congratulations, Ph.D. Class of 2017!

Hearty congratulations to newly-minted PhDs Drs. Lina Benabdallah and Oumar Ba. Not in the picture, Drs. Rob Scharr, Keith Lee, and Richard Yon.

Latest Issue of Perspectives on Politics is out!

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

APSA Announces New Editorial Team for Perspectives on Politics

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced a new editorial team for Perspectives on Politics, one of its flagship journals dedicated to “Political Science in the Public Sphere.” APSA selected a team from the University of Florida, Professor Michael Bernhard, who will serve as editor, and Professor Daniel O’Neill, who will serve as associate editor. Both are faculty members in the university’s department of political science. Please click here for more information on this great news!

2018 Department Spring Banquet, with Dr. Melissa Michelson

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 presented:

Best undergraduate student paper award: Bianca Nachmani

The Douglas Price Award: Enrijeta Shino

Best graduate student paper award: Ryan Whittingham

James Button Award: Bobby Mermer

Barbara Roth Award: Ernesto Ramirez

The Campbell Leadership Award: Taryn Boyer

The Ralph Gonzalez Independent Spirit Award: Matthew Reidi

Professor of the Year Award: Bryon Moraski

Congratulations to all the award winners!

2017 Department Spring Banquet

The Department held its annual Spring Banquet on March 21, 2017, at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. About 75 people attended, including faculty members, graduate students, staff members, spouses, and supporters. Our distinguished guest speaker was Professor Chris Achen, the Roger Straus Professor of Social Science at Princeton University.

The following awards were presented:

Best undergraduate student paper award: Joshua Couronne

The Douglas Price Award: Stephen Phillips

Best graduate student paper award: Amanda Edgell

James Button Award: Brian Amos

Barbara Roth Award: Juliette Barbera

The Campbell Leadership Award: Alex Patton

The Ralph Gonzalez Independent Spirit Award: William England

Professor of the Year Award: Zachary Selden

Congratulations to all the award winners!

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

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 (R), a member of the Northern Arapaho tribe, spoke to the students about Arapaho history, language and culture on the Wind River reservation, which is shared between the Arapaho and Shoshone Tribes. The study tour was an add-on to a new semester-long course on Native American Politics developed by Prof. Conley.

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

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: The Politics of Resistance in Nicaragua.”

Department Holiday Luncheon

The Department held its annual holiday potluck luncheon on Monday, December 12th. The food was yummy and everyone was in a festive mood. A huge thank you to Sue Lawless-Yanchisin for organizing the event. Happy holidays to all!

Department Retreat at the Harn Museum of Art

Department faculty and graduate students participated today in a half-day retreat at the Harn Museum of Art. The event included a tour of the galleries as well as a discussion of the museum as a teaching resource and faculty involvement in exhibitions. Many thanks to Eric Segal, the Harn’s Director of Education, for planning and leading the event, and to Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography, for her participation.