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PNAS publishes CU professor's latest study

Dec. 12, 2016

After conducting research in Bolivia and Peru, CU Professor Krister Andersson and former CU PhD student Glenn Wright (now an assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Southeast) co-authored a study on the environmental effects of decentralization in Latin America. Their findings were published by the Proceedings of the National...

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Political science professor receives award for making a difference

Dec. 6, 2016

Third-year CU student Louise Vazquez makes it a priority to get to know her professors. The political science major aims to be prepared for first impressions – but things don’t always go according to plan. “I remember when I first talked to Professor Ferguson in one of her classes, I...

Sven Steinmo: A silver lining?

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov 11 2016 | Daily Camera The Boulder Daily Camera published a “Guest Opinion” by Professor Sven Steinmo wrote on the Democratic Party and the Trump election. Read now .

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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...


New research lab to keep tabs on Colorado's political pulse

Nov. 3, 2016

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science, has released its first pre-election study of Coloradans. The Colorado Political Climate Study consisted of a survey that was designed to gauge the public’s opinions – and the factors related to those opinions – on a...

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Internship program places students in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016 CU Boulder political science seniors Safia Malin and Dylan Rogers bolstered their education by serving as interns in Washington, D.C., through the CU in D.C. internship program. Undaunted by a divisive presidential election, two CU Boulder political science students are still excited about pursuing careers helping to...

erin fish

What's Next for PoliSci Majors?

Sept. 23, 2016

Curious what career paths a political science degree might take you on? So was Erin Fish, the department of political science's newest alumna. Below is her story about the time she spent at CU, and the doors that her political science education opened for her. Erin Fish Internship Paper Having...


Chinnu receives Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award

Aug. 23, 2016

Srinivas Parinandi (Chinnu) received the Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) Section on State Politics and Policy. Chinnu's dissertation was titled, “Solving Brandeis’s Mystery: The Link between Electoral Vulnerability, Resource Capacity, and Policy Innovation in the American States”. Abstract Scholars and policymakers have long argued...

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“Does Institutional Design Matter? A Study of Trade Effectiveness and PTA Flexibility/Rigidity"

April 18, 2016

David Bearce, Cody Eldredge and Brandy Jolliff. (forthcoming). “Does Institutional Design Matter? A Study of Trade Effectiveness and PTA Flexibility/Rigidity," International Studies Quarterly. This paper examines the trade effect of flexibility design features within preferential trading arrangements (PTAs).

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"The Political Consequences of Gender in Social Networks."

April 18, 2016

Paul Djupe, Scott McClurg and Anand E. Sokhey. (forthcoming). “The Political Consequences of Gender in Social Networks." British Journal of Political Science. Scholars of behavior remain focused on the citizenry's ability to acquire high quality information that can enable political action and choice.