Grad students find support, guidance in Dissertation Proposal Workshop

Jan. 3, 2018

Writing a dissertation proposal is an important step toward the dissertation itself, but the process of researching and writing one can be a difficult transition time for many graduate students. For their first years of graduate school, students adhere to a structured coursework schedule with deadlines from their advisors, the...


2017 Leonard D. White Award Winner

June 16, 2017

Political Science Ph.D. Recipient at CU Boulder The Political Science Department would like to congratulate Alan Zarychta in receiving the 2017 Leonard D. White Award from the American Political Science Association .This award is given to the best dissertation in the public administration field defended within the last two years...

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LAPOP 2017 Inaugural Seligson Prize Winner

May 25, 2017

Graduate Student in Political Science The Department of Political Science would like to congratulate Ph.D candidate Joby Schaffer on receiving the 2017 Inaugural Seligson Prize from Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). Both Schaffer and his co-author Andy Baker, an Associate Professor at CU, received high praise for their publication...

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Meet Ryan Dawkins

Feb. 22, 2017

PhD Candidate, Graduate Part-Time Instructor Whether it’s about course material, politics in the news, or his own personal experiences, Ryan Dawkins loves to answer the questions his students ask him. However, there is one part of his story he “never tells his students”: “I did my undergrad at Colorado State...

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PoliSci grad student shares her story on Colorado Public Radio

Nov. 4, 2016

“For me, Clinton really rep resents things that I want to see happen, like equal pay for women and freedom of reproductive rights.” -Shawnna Mullenax “I am a Conservative-thinking person, and I don’t like the way the country has gone. I can’t say that I like either candidate, but I’m...

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Meet Shawnna Mullenax

Oct. 28, 2016

PhD Candidate, President of PSCI Graduate Students When Shawnna Mullenax enrolled at West Virginia University, she had plans to become a chiropractor; however, she quickly learned that it’s never too early to change your major. “Three weeks into college, I knew it wasn’t for me,” said the fifth-year graduate student...