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...


Congratulations to GIPS Paper Prize awardees Matthew Harvey, Brendan Connell and Hannah Paul!

Jan. 12, 2021

Congratulations to Matthew Harvey, Brendan Connell, and Hannah Paul on their GIPS Paper Prize awards! The Graduates in Political Science (GIPS) Paper Prize is a department-level prize designed to provide graduate student participants with funding and feedback on their ongoing research projects. The goal of the GIPS Paper Prize is...


Congratulations to PhD Candidate Christina Boyes on Her Fellowships!

Dec. 8, 2020

Congratulations are due to Christina Boyes for her receipt of the Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship and the Don Lavoie Fellowship. Both are competitive fellowships for students interested in political economy and provide an introduction to key questions and themes in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy as well...

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Political Science Virtual Town Hall - Couldn't attend? Info here!

Nov. 11, 2020

The Political Science Department hosted a town hall meeting regarding the upcoming Spring semester on Monday, November 9th for our undergraduate students. Check out the link below for a full breakdown of the meeting and answers during the Q&A session! Town Hall Meeting Overview Students may still submit questions to...


Graduate Part-Time Instructor Appreciation Award: Congratulations to Erkan Gunes!

Nov. 6, 2020

Congratulations to Erkan Gunes, winner of the Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award! This award is granted in recognition of how Erkan has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. His online offerings through Continuing Education this semester of PSCI 3062 – Revolution and Political Violence and PSCI 4012...


Ken Bickers and CU Boulder Today

Nov. 5, 2020

Our department chair, Kenneth Bickers, has been featured in an article in CU Boulder Today regarding political scientists weighing in with their thoughts on the election so far. Read more about it here!


Sven Steinmo TEDx talk, "OK Boomers, it's time to finally grow up."

Oct. 21, 2020

Last month, CU Boulder Political Science Professor Sven Steinmo gave his first TED talk outlining the disparities between Baby Boomers and the generations that came after. Click here to watch and support Dr. Steinmo!


Voluntary leadership and the emergence of institutions for self-governance

Oct. 16, 2020

By: Krister Andersson, Kimberlee Chang, Adriana Molina-Garzon Publication Date: October 2020 Abstract: Strong local institutions are important for the successful governance of common-pool resources (CPRs), but why do such institutions emerge in the first place and why do they sometimes not emerge at all? We argue that voluntary local leaders...


Ugly Freedoms Talk with Elizabeth Anker

Oct. 16, 2020

“Ugly Freedoms” with Elisabeth Anker ( George Washington University) How is the language of freedom used to justify war, racism, climate destruction, and economic inequality in American politics? Freedom is one of the highest ideals in American politics, but it has also justified horrific violence and destruction throughout US history...


Congratulations Jana Jones!

Oct. 9, 2020

Congratulations to the Political Science Department's very own, Jana Jones! Jana has been selected for the Social Sciences Staff Employee of the Month. She serves the department as the Education Program Coordinator and is being recognized for her organization, collaboration, and teamwork, along with her dedication to the department's graduate...