Welcome to Political Science at UConn
- Should we go to war?
- What is justice?
- How can our economic system be both productive and fair?
- How can we balance public safety with liberty?
- What is the best way to allocate education, housing and health care?
- How should different genders, races, and ethnic groups relate to each other?
- How can the environment be preserved and enhanced?
- What is the best way to organize a democratic system?
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In our time, the Nobel-Prize-winning German author Thomas Mann once wrote, human destiny presents its meaning in political terms. Along these lines, all the questions above are a focus of the political process, whether local, national or global. The Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut is dedicated to understanding how the political process determines our common future and the choices that we face as a community of citizens. Through our undergraduate program, we hope to provide students with the facts and concepts that will enable them to be active and constructive citizens. Through our graduate program, we aspire to educate future scholars in the tools of our trade, but also a hope to provide them with a broader understanding of how the political process works or maybe should work. To achieve these goals, department faculty are all involved in research programs that enlighten the worldwide community of scholars and make us better teachers as well. And it is the intersection of our research and teaching that helps make us a challenging place to study and learn.
- Prof. David Yalof Department Head, (860) 486-2440
- Prof. Kristin Kelly Director of Graduate Studies, (860) 486-3252
- Christine Lounsbury Graduate Program Coordinator, (860) 486-2079
- Jessica Deojay Undergraduate Coordinator (860) 486-0462
- Beth Fehr Undergraduate Advisor (860) 486-3165
Department of Political Science
University of Connecticut
365 Fairfield Way, U-1024
Storrs, CT. 06269-1024
Phone: (860) 486-2440
POLS Alumni Career Panel: Government and Business. March 4 7:00pm, Rowe Hall, Rm 122
Climate Impacts, Mitigation and Adaption: http://cima.cese.uconn.edu/
POLS Alumni Career Panel: Marketing and Public Relations. March 26 7:00pm, New Classroom BLDG 205
Please click HERE to view the Fall 2013 Department Newsletter.
Fall 2013 Political Science Colloquia Calendar
"Thucydides, amended: religion, narrative, and IR theory in the Peloponnesian Crisis." Review of International Studies, Available on CJO doi:10.1017/S0260210511000738
What motivates political opinions in black Americans? Professor Shayla Nunnally says it's mostly heritage and race : http://clas.uconn.edu/news/news_2012_01_10.html
Prof. Rekha Datta Receives the Outstanding Leader
Award from the National Society for Experiential Education.
Dr. Rekha Datta is the founding director of Institute
for Global Understanding at Monmouth University
and received her Ph.D from the University of Connecticut in 1990.
Javier Morales-Ortiz was recently granted tenure at
Baldwin-Wallace College. Javier received his Ph.D.
from the University of Connecticut in 2005.
Two POLS Professors awarded SHARE grants
Newman, Benjamin J. “My Poor Friend: Financial Distress in One’s Social Network, the
Perceived Power of the Rich, and Support for Redistribution” Journal of Politics
Newman, Benjamin J., Todd K. Hartman, Patrick Lown, and Stanley Feldman. "Easing the Heavy
Hand: Humanitarian Concern, Empathy, and Opinion on Immigration." British Journal of
Political Science (Forthcoming)
Newman, Benjamin J., Joshua Johnson, and Patrick L. Lown. “The 'Daily Grind': Work,
Commuting, and their Impact on Political Participation.” American Politics Research
Hartman, Todd K., Benjamin J. Newman, and Charles S. Bell. “Decoding Prejudice toward
Hispanics: Group Cues and Public Reactions to Threatening Immigrant Behavior." Political
Newman, Benjamin J., Yamil Velez, Todd K. Hartman, and Alexa Bankert. “Are Citizens
‘Receiving the Treatment’? Assessing a Key Link in Contextual Theories of Public Opinion
and Political Behavior.” Political Psychology (Forthcoming)
Johnson, April A., Jack Citrin, Christopher D. Johnston, and Benjamin J. Newman. "E-Verify is about Culture, Not Jobs." The San Francisco Chronicle. December 2nd, 2012.
Newman, Benjamin J. "Acculturating Contexts and Anglo Opposition to Immigration in the U.S." 2012. Forthcoming at the American Journal of Political Science.
Newman, Benjamin J., Todd K. Hartman, and Charles S. Taber. 2012. "Social Dominance and the Cultural Politics of Immigration." Forthcoming at Political Psychology.
Newman, Benjamin J., and Joshua Johnson. 2012. "Ethnic Change, Concern over Immigration, and Approval of State Government." Forthcoming at State Politics and Policy Quarterly.
Newman, Benjamin J., Todd K. Hartman, and Charles S. Taber. 2012. "Foreign Language Exposure, Cultural Threat, and Opposition to Immigration." Political Psychology 33(5): 635-657.
Newman, Benjamin J., Christopher D. Johnston, April A. Strickland, and Jack Citrin. 2012. "Immigration Crackdown in the American Workplace: Explaining Variation in E-Verify Policy Adoption across the U.S. States." State Politics and Policy Quarterly 12(2): 160-182.
J. Garry Clifford, ed., The World War I Memoirs of Robert P. Patterson: A Captain in the Great War (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2012).
Mark A. Boyer (2012, forthcoming) "Global Climate Change and Local Action: Undertsanding the Connecticut Policy Trajectory," International Studies Perspectives.