Congratulations Kimberly Killen!

Sept. 15, 2020

Congratulations to Kimi Killen, winner of the Fall Fellowship! From the denigration of anti-Kavanaugh protesters as chaotic and mob-like to the characterization of participants in the Women’s March as “paid protestors” and the suspicion over #MeToo, incidences of feminists speaking up and being dismissed, denigrated, or even ignored are not...


Congratulations Professor Anand Sokhey!

Sept. 10, 2020

Professor Sokhey was featured in CU Boulder Today in an article as the co-author of the book Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces. The Political Science department would like to congratulate him and encourage you to read the full article here. Don't forget to check...


Get Involved in PoliSci - Zoom Recording

Sept. 8, 2020

On Friday, September 4th, the Political Science Department held a remote Zoom event to discuss topics such as: Election events with the Political Science Club Internships with the STUDIO Research Lab Political Science Honors Society American Politics Research Lab Keller Center for the Study of the 1st Amendment Publishing with...

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Compromise in an Era of Party Polarization

Aug. 31, 2020

Americans are deeply divided along partisan lines. The disagreements between Democrats and Republicans are not just ideological, but also social. Friends are unfriended on social media for their political rants. Political arguments threaten the harmony of Thanksgiving gatherings. The partisan divides among Americans are thought to fuel gridlock in Washington,...


Get Involved in Political Science Event

Aug. 31, 2020

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Get Involved in Political Science A Remote Zoom Event Tune in to learn about:  Election events with the Political Science Club  Internships with the STUDIO Research Lab  Political Science Honors Society  American Politics Research Lab  Keller Center for the...

Political Science Club Info Session announcement

Political Science Club Information Session

Aug. 28, 2020

The CU Political Science club will be holding an information session to write a club constitution! If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be recorded & shared after the meeting. Thursday, September 3@ 5 p.m. MT Email Damon Roberts ( damon.roberts-1@colorado.edu ) to RSVP

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Political Science Club Wants You!

Aug. 7, 2020

Interested in building a community with other Political Science Majors? The Political Science Club is looking for new members. If you would like to work with others to create an inclusive environment to discuss politics and current events, organize and participate in activities (like election watch parties), connect more with...

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New PSCI Augmester Course: Intro to American Politics!

June 25, 2020

Need credits? Political Science has a new Augmester course! PSCI 1101-050 Introduction to American Politics M-F 12:30-3:30 PM (taught remotely) Instructor: Christopher Jorde Course Description: The Trump presidency has been nothing if not polarizing. To some his election represented “draining the swamp” of corrupt Washington politicians and to others it...

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Democratic Representation of all ‘the People’: Anti-Slavery Petitions in the U.S.

June 25, 2020

John D. Griffin and Grace Sager Published: 2021, Studies in American Political Development Publication coming soon!

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Deprivation in the Midst of Plenty: Citizen Polarization and Political Protest

June 25, 2020

John D. Griffin, Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, and Vania Ximena Velasco-Guachalla Published: 2020, British Journal of Political Science Abstract: This article elaborates relative deprivation theory to a societal level to argue that political unrest is rooted in the polarization of citizens' grievance judgments, rather than the mean level of societal...