This past summer, doctoral candidate Mohammad “Aynal” Haque participated in a three-day Duck Family Graduate Workshop at the Center for Environmental Politics at the University of Washington. He presented one of his dissertation chapters entitled “Mitigating Climate Change: Cross-Country Variation in Policy Ambition.” Doctoral candidate Imge Akaslan and her advisor, Shareen Hertel, co-authored a paper […]
POLS Major Drew Tienken ‘22 (CLAS), a recent graduate of UConn, was one of five UConn students selected as recipients of a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2022-23 academic year. A native of Wilton (CT), Drew will take his interest in environmentalism and sustainable development to his role as an English […]
The April 27th POLS Awards Ceremony was a smashing success! Thank you to all of the awardees and their families who joined us. Our keynote speech came from Ross Dardani (Ph.D. ’17), Assistant Professor of Political Science at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Enjoy photos from the event below!
Congratulations to all of our Spring Awardees!
Doctoral Candidate Volodymyr Gupan was cited in a Hartford Courant article entitled “Ukraine War Concerns UConn, ECSU academics.” Volodymyr comes from Ukraine and has family still there. Currently, he is teaching about the country in a class at UConn’s Hartford campus. POLS Major Damani Douglas ‘23 (CLAS) has been elected as the new Student member […]
On April 12, the following students presented their research at the annual Research Excellence in Political Science (REPS) poster session in Oak 408. This event is sponsored by the Alan R. Bennett Honors Professorship in Political Science. Abuse of power or moral failings?: The punishment of judges engaged in sexual misconduct Ariana Bahavar Is […]
Shelby Houghton ‘22 (CLAS), a double major in Political Science and Human Rights, won a Fall 2021 UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program Change Grant. Born out of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovative entrepreneurship, social impact, and active mentorship, the program provides undergraduates with resources to engage in projects that make an impact. […]
Sercan Canbolat was the lead author on an article in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal that he co-authored with Professors Sarah Gansen and Patrick James at the University of Southern California. The article was entitled “Systemism and Foreign Policy: An Exercise in Systematic Synthesis.” Bennett Research Assistant John Kelly ’21 (CLAS) and his supervisor, Professor Kimberly […]
Gabriela Tafoya ‘19 (Ph.D.) has started in her new position as a tenure-track assistant professor of political science at Manchester University in Indiana. POLS majors Shankara Narayanan ‘21 (B.A.) and Justin Rodriguez have been selected as CLS and Gilman scholars, respectively. Damani Douglas, a senior undergraduate in the department, has been named one of 50 […]
Welcome back to campus UConn POLS students! Meet some of the POLS team who will be helping you during your time in Storrs.