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 Andy Phillips on the new book!

April 10, 2023

Hi everyone, Yesterday, we put a copy of this in our department’s book display case. Congratulations, Andy Philips! Get your piece of this pie at online bookstores near you: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/politics-of-budgets/F694FE0ABA2DB857BDCB4C2BB7A972AE#fndtn-information

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...

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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.

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Why does climate policy lag science?

Jan. 17, 2023

"The climate is changing quickly—that much is clear. And yet, despite recent gains, climate policy seems to move at a glacial pace." CU political science professor Srinivas Parinandi and environmental studies professor Max Boykoff discuss how government structure and political culture affect environmental policy in the United States. click here...

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Wealthy democracies have looser immigration policies, researchers find

Jan. 3, 2023

"Does rising inequality lead to more-restrictive or less-restrictive immigration policies?" According to Political Science professor Adrian Shin, the answer isn't so cut and dry as you may expect. In new research conducted by Dr. Shin and his colleagues at UCLA, the answer turns out to be "both". The state of...