michaele ferguson

Age and the political machine: What happens after a lawmaker passes away?

Oct. 3, 2023

Michaele Ferguson , associate professor of Political Science and President’s Teaching Scholar at CU Boulder was recently interviewed for CU Boulder Today. Dr. Ferguson was interviewed as part of the article "Age and the political machine: What happens after a lawmaker passes away?" in which she discusses the process to...

Matthew Harvey

Pale Blue Dot or bust?

Sept. 7, 2023

Matthew Harvey, who earned his PhD in Political Science with a focus on environmental political theory in spring 2023, was recently featured in the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine. Matthew was interviewed as part of the article, “Pale Blue Dot or Bust?” regarding his views on the topic of “anthropocentrism,”...

Rachel O'Neil (They/Them)

Rachel O’Neal Receives the 2023 Kenneth Sherrill Prize

Aug. 11, 2023

Congrats to CU Boulder political science Ph.D. candidate Rachel O'Neal, who has been awarded the 2023 Kenneth Sherrill Prize! This prize "honors the best doctoral dissertation proposal for an empirical study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) topics in political science." Rachel's dissertation offers a novel cyclical interpretation of...


Congratulations Janet Donavan!

April 26, 2023

Congratulations to Janet Donavan, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Teaching Associate Professor! She recently earned a 2023 Excellence in Leadership & Service award from the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA). This award recognizes the importance of leadership and service as indispensable features of faculty responsibilities. The BFA awards ceremony was hosted...


Congratulations Chinnu Parinandi on New Book!

April 26, 2023

CU Political Science Assistant Professor Srinivas "Chinnu" Parinandi has published a new book! In Following in Footsteps or Marching Alone? , he explores how states have devised their own novel policies, and how the political workings of legislatures and public utilities commissions have impacted state renewable energy policy design. Through...


Congratulations Haruko Greeson!

April 26, 2023

Congratulations to Haruko Greeson, Manager of Finance & Business Operations! She was recently awarded College of Arts and Sciences Employee of the Year. Dean Glen Krutz of the College of Arts and Sciences wrote: "On behalf of the A&S Dean’s Staff Advisory Committee and the College of Arts & Sciences,...

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Congratulations Courtney, Ken, and Rezwan!

April 20, 2023

Our department absolutely benefits from our graduate students and their interactions with our undergraduates. They influence them, they help focus them on their education goals, and they bring enthusiasm while becoming important role models. Though teaching while one is also a graduate student is an intense balancing act, those that...

Congratulations to Michelle and Ganesh!

Feb. 17, 2023

Check out the new article co-authored article by 2 of our current Ph.D. students, Michelle Benedum and Ganesh Gorti! "In recent decades, countries across Asia, Latin America, and Africa have adopted environmental decentralization reforms to encourage the community-based management of water, forests, fisheries, and other natural resources. While such reforms...

steve chan

Interview with Steve Chan comparing Taiwan and Ukraine!

Feb. 13, 2023

There are parallels between the Russo-Ukrainian war and China’s conflict with the United States over the status of Taiwan, but important differences as well, CU Boulder political science professor contends. Check out this interview with our very own, Steve Chan, comparing Taiwan and Ukraine! Click here to read!


Congratulations Srinivas Parinandi!

Feb. 7, 2023

Congratulations to Srinivas Parinandi on his paper "Social Welfare Returns to Legislative Capacity: Evidence from the Opioid Epidemic" that has been chosen as the winner of the Best Paper in American Politics Award from the MPSA's Award Committee.