Department News

  • Student Successes: Late Fall 2021
    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 […]
    Posted on November 9, 2021
  • Alumni Notes: Late Fall 2021
    Chineze Osakwe ’21 (CLAS) was admitted to the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute’s 1L Advocates Program, which is a specially curated program of activities, training, and mentorship for first year law students interested in human rights. Greg Williams ’14 Ph.D, associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Colorado, has received a […]
    Posted on November 9, 2021
  • Faculty Achievements: Late Fall 2021
    Oksan Bayulgen, Lyle Scruggs, and two co-authors published an article in the December 2021 issue of Energy Politics entitled “Tilting at Windmills? Electoral Repercussions of Wind Turbine Projects in Minnesota.” The same cohort published a piece in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage on October 20, 2021,titled “Biden wants more wind energy. Those projects should help […]
    Posted on November 9, 2021
  • Student Successes: Early Fall 2021
    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 […]
    Posted on September 8, 2021
  • Alumni Notes: Early Fall 2021
    Gregory P. Williams ‘15 (Ph.D). has been promoted to Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs with tenure at the University of Northern Colorado. The paperback edition of his 2020 book, Contesting the Global Order: the Radical Political Economy of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein (SUNY Press), was released this summer.  (The publisher is […]
    Posted on September 8, 2021
  • Faculty Achievements: Early Fall 2021
    Shareen Hertel continues her work with the UConn’s President’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility — this past year she was joined on that committee by Ph.D. student Brooks Kirchgassner and POLS major Sarah Cusano. The university has won national recognition for its efforts in ensuring that its supply chain is ethically managed globally, as noted […]
    Posted on September 8, 2021
  • Welcome to a New School Year!
    Welcome back to campus UConn POLS students! Meet some of the POLS team who will be helping you during your time in Storrs.
    Posted on September 2, 2021
  • POLS Student Sage Phillips Named a Udall Scholar
    The scholarships are given by the Udall Foundation, which was established by Congress in 1992 to honor Arizona Congressman Morris K. Udall and former Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall
    Posted on May 11, 2021
  • POLS student named Truman Scholar for 2021
    A pair of University of Connecticut students have been named Truman Scholars for 2021, marking the first time in school history that UConn has had multiple winners of the prestigious recognition.
    Posted on April 15, 2021