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Minhye Joo wins an APSA Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Minhye Joo has been awarded an APSA Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. Her dissertation is entitled "How Does Contact with Street-Level Bureaucrats Impact Immigrant Incorporation?"

Congressional Deaths & Party Control

Prof. Napolio's work with Christian Grose (USC) on majority party control mentioned in the New York Times: A Brief History of Consequential Deaths in Congress

Democratic Backsliding & Tourism

David Miller insights on democratic backsliding and tourists' vacation preferences

David Miller wins LSQ best paper award

Congratulations to Prof. David Miller on being awarded the Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the best American Politics article in Legislative Studies Quarterly in 2022 for "On Whose Door to Knock? Organized Interests’ Strategic Pursuit of Access to Members of Congress"!

Escaping Afghanistan

Ph.D. student Amena Sadat's journey to to UCR is featured in Inside UCR

Heba Hodaly

Heba Hodaly (Ph.D. 2023) will be joining Saddleback College as an Assistant Professor in Political Science in Fall 2023.

Three students selected for The Capital Fellow Program

Three political science majors were selected for The Capital Fellow Program in Sacramento. The Capital Fellow Program is the most prestigious, and competitive, state legislative intern program in the country. Tricia Sarmiento will be an Assembly Fellow, Mufida Assaf a Senate Fellow, and Meenatchi Odaiyappan an Executive Fellow. The department congratulates you on your achievement...

Minhye Joo awarded a RSF Dissertation Research Grant

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Minhye Joo on her Dissertation Research Grant from The Russell Sage Foundation. The grant will support Joo's work on how immigrants' experiences with bureaucrats shape their political attitudes and behavior.

Minority-Serving Institution Research Academy

UCR undergraduate? Apply to join the Fall 2023 cohort of fellows in the Minority-Serving Institution Research Academy (MSIRA), a program at UC Riverside funded by the National Science Foundation.

Stefan Kehlenbach

Stefan Kehlenback (Ph.D. 2022) has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Politics at SUNY Albany. Kehlenback is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and will join SUNY Albany in the fall.

The national political science honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha, back at UCR

A chapter of the national political science honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha, has been re-established at UCR, after an 8 year absence.