Alumni Notes: Early Spring 2024

Sercan Canbolat’s (‘23 Ph.D) book (co-authored with Dr. Özgür Özdamar) Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa: How Ideology Shapes Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2023) has received the International Studies Association’s (ISA) 2023 Best Book in Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) Award.  Daniel Fata (CLAS ’94) and Jeffrey Dressler (CLAS ’08) were appointed by […]

Student Successes: Early Spring 2024

Aidan Caron (CLAS ’24) won a Fall ’23 Change Grant from the UConn Co–op Legacy Fellowship Program for his project entitled “Promoting Environmental Justice: A Mixed-Method Approach to Identifying Socioeconomic Disparities in Urban Park Systems”.   Gloria Dickson (CLAS ’24) won the 2023 Curt F. Beck Law and Public Service Opportunity Fund to pursue an internship […]

Student Successes: Late Fall 2023

Many of our students – Robert Downes (POLS PhD student), Alexander Gray (POLS PhD student), Micah Press (PPC MA student), Ilia Medina (IIREP MA student), Archiwal Ahmadullah (POLS PhD student), Rohan Naik (5th Year POLS MA student), Evenin Lucas-Moran (5th year MA student) and Brooke Bigda (POLS honors student) – attended the Northeastern Political Science […]

Faculty Achievements: Late Fall 2023

Prof. Jeremy Pressman and his coauthor, Ehud Eiran, published “US recognition of Israeli territorial claims in the Golan and Jerusalem: Implications for the norm against acquisition of territory by force” in The Middle East Journal. Prof. Jeremy Pressman also published two recent blog posts, “Religious-Nationalist Obstacles to Israeli-Palestinian Political Talks” and “Israelis and Palestinians: It […]

Faculty Achievements: Early Fall 2023

Prof. Zehra Arat, who is a 2023-24 UConn Humanities Institute Fellow working on a book manuscript on human rights norms in Turkey, was nominated for the Ann Snitow Prize, for an outstanding feminist intellectual/artist and activist working in the United States (Decision will be made in December). Prof. Arat also published an article with Prof. Shareen […]

Student Successes: Early Fall 2023

POLS PhD Student, Ahmadullah Archiwal, had a poster presentation with his coauthors at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference in Washington DC over the summer. Their paper was titled “Journalism Under the Taliban: Understanding the Lived Experience of Journalists in Afghanistan.”    POLS PhD student, San Lee, published her book […]

Political Science Professor named CLAS Accessibility Fellow

Professor Kimberly Bergendahl was recently named an inaugural CLAS Accessibility Fellow. She will receive funding for research, professional development, or a course release and will work on projects related to accessibility issues around campus for the CLAS Dean’s Office.   More About CLAS Accessibility Fellows CLAS is introducing a program to allow its faculty and staff to develop […]