Department News

  • Faculty Achievements: Early Spring 2024
    Prof. Beth Ginsberg (accompanied by Prof. Jane Gordon) took several POLS students to New Hampshire in January after receiving a generous grant from UCONN Provost Anne D’Alleva. The purpose of this trip was to explore and better understand the 1st in the country presidential primary process in NH. The group was able to meet with […]
    Posted on February 15, 2024
  • 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 […]
    Posted on February 15, 2024
  • 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 […]
    Posted on February 15, 2024
  • 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 […]
    Posted on January 22, 2024
  • Alumni Notes: Late Fall 2023
    Sarah Cusano (CLAS ‘22) graduated with a degree in political science and minors in French and communication. After graduating, she worked as an ESG Advisory Associate at Malk Partners, a boutique consulting firm focused on ESG management for clients in private markets. She is now transitioning to a new role as an Associate ESG Advisor […]
    Posted on January 22, 2024
  • 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 […]
    Posted on January 22, 2024
  • Alumni Notes: Early Fall 2023
    Abdullah Hasan (‘15 CLAS), the assistant press secretary and the first openly practicing Muslim to serve as a White House spokesperson, is leaving the Biden administration.    Emily Luna (’17 CLAS) was just selected for a summer fellowship from the Peggy Browning Fund, which is a national non-profit that encourages students to go into labor […]
    Posted on October 4, 2023
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 4, 2023
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 4, 2023
  • Student Successes: Late Spring 2023
    Hadia Ahmad (POLS ’23 – Honors) presented her research at the annual Frontiers Exhibition in Stamford. Her paper was titled “Fight or Flight: Examining the Struggles on Nonwhites in Academia”.  Gianella Anyosa’s (POLS ‘23 and BOLD Scholar) documentary, Migrar o Morir, was screened in the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center Community Room this past March.  […]
    Posted on May 1, 2023