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The Department of Political Science


Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients

Congratulations to Minhye Joo, Sidney Kerr, Morrey Liedke, and Catherine Wells, who received the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2023-2024 academic year!

Two workshops for Political Science considering graduate study

We are pleased to announce two great upcoming workshops for Political Science majors considering graduate study. The first is for undergraduate political science students who are considering a PhD in political science. The second is for students considering any of...

Igor Acácio (Ph.D. 2022) joins CSU Fullerton

Congratulations to Igor Acácio (Ph.D. 2022) who will join California State University, Fullerton as tenure-track assistant professor position in July 1st. Igor's research focuses on democracy and civil-military relations, military missions, and defense and security issues, with a geographical focus...

Profs. Bishin and Weller win APSA LGBTQ Caucus' Bailey Award

We have just learned that professors Benjamin Bishin and Nicholas Weller won the Bailey Award for best paper on LGBT politics presented at the 2022 APSA meeting. Congratulations to both of them! The announcement from the caucus' website: "The committee...

Recent Publications

Research Handbook on Civil–Military Relations

Edited by Aurel Croissant, David Kuehn & David Pion-Berlin

When are Identities Politically Consequential?

Benjamin G. Bishin and Harry G. Muttram

Jesus was a Refugee: Religious Values Framing can Increase Support for Refugees Among White Evangelical Republicans

Stephanie L. DeMora, Jennifer L. Merolla, Brian Newman & Elizabeth J. Zechmeister


Jan. 6, 2021 Insurrection at the Capitol
Banning misinformation tweeters improved online discourse
A study co-authored by UC Riverside public policy and political science scholars found that the Jan. 6, 2021 crackdown by Twitter that banned more than 70,000 misinformation traffickers also significantly reduced the number of misinformation posts by users who stayed on the platform.
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UCR's Inland Empire Labor and Community Research Center
New center to study labor issues in the Inland Empire
Inland Empire Labor and Community Research Center at UC Riverside is one of five UC centers meant to advance timely labor research.
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Are you voting for a populist candidate?
Study highlights potential for populist leaders to undermine democracy.
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How is Europe responding to the coronavirus pandemic?
In hard-hit Europe, responses to COVID-19 could be lessons for the global community, says political economist Jana Grittersova
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