Judicial Branch of CU Student Government

May 27, 2021

The Judicial Branch is an incredible way for us as undergrads to use logical reasoning and analysis, both skills that are very useful for law school and beyond. In the Court, Justices have the ability to hold Court hearings, write opinions, review governing documents, and much more. It truly is...


STUDIO research lab for Fall 2021

May 17, 2021

FOR UNDERGRADS : Students can now apply for the STUDIO research lab for fall 2021 . A flyer is attached, and the application is due Tuesday, June 1st for students to start participating in fall 2021. Students with federal work study awards are encouraged to apply (but work study is...


Decentralization Can Increase Cooperation among Public Officials

May 5, 2021

PhD Candidate Adriana Molina Garzon and Dr. Krister P. Andersson have had their article "Decentralization Can Increase Cooperation among Public Officials" published in early view for the American Journal of Political Science . ABSTRACT Collective action among public officials is necessary for the effective delivery of many social services, but...

Clara Park

Congratulations Clara Park

April 26, 2021

Dr. Clara Park was one of 21 faculty and staff members recognized this year for the positive impact they have made on their students through the Marinus Smith Awards. Overall, over 35 nominations were received from students and their families. The Marinus Smith Awards are presented each spring to faculty...

Joris Alawoe

Congratulations Joris Alawoe

April 22, 2021

Joris Alawoe, a CU Boulder junior majoring in political science, has been named a prestigious Truman Scholar, an honor that includes $30,000 for graduate study at an institution of his choice. Each scholar also receives leadership training, career counseling, and special internship and fellowship opportunities within the federal government. Read...


From xbox to the ballot box? The influence of leisure activities on political engagement and vote choice

April 13, 2021

PhD Candidate Pavel Bacovsky has had his article, “From xbox to the ballot box? The influence of leisure activities on political engagement and vote choice“ published in the Journal of Information Technology & Politics . ABSTRACT How does engagement in leisure activities, such as playing videogames, affect political behavior and...

Alex Siegel

A billion tweets suggest Trump rhetoric didn’t boost Twitter hate

April 2, 2021

Professor Alex Siegel was featured in a new article, "A billion tweets suggest Trump rhetoric didn’t boost Twitter hate". The article explores the political discourse on social media and its influence in the past two presidential elections. Learn More here


Congratulations to Dr. Young on his 2021 Open Educator Award

March 10, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory D. Young for winning the 2021 Open Educator Award! Click here to learn more about Dr. Young and this award.

Adrian Shin

Inequality and the Partisan Political Economy

March 8, 2021

Professor Shin recently published a new article, "Inequality and the Partisan Political Economy". The article explores how inequality affects redistributive tax policies and the responses from both sides of the political spectrum. Learn more at : Inequality and the Partisan Political Economy

Professor Ferguson

Five questions for Michaele Ferguson

Feb. 11, 2021

Professor Michaele Ferguson was one of two faculty members across the University of Colorado system awarded the title of CU President’s Teaching Scholar in 2020. Professor Ferguson was recently featured on CU Connections where she was asked about her unique teaching style, future book and research projects, and what it...