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Congratulations Class of 2015!

June 15th was a special, sunny day for UO grads and their families. Political Science students celebrated at an afternoon ceremony held on the east lawn of the Knight Law Center. Doctoral candidates, undergraduate honors students, and all Political Science graduates from this academic year were recognized and their hard work applauded.

Congratulations graduates!

Faculty greet the graduates with high-fives and handshakes.

… a few happy doctors ready for their hoods.


“Keep your head up, keep your heart strong.

‘Cause I’ll always remember you the same.”




Professor Lowndes article is published in the Washington Post

Professor Joe Lowndes is a busy scholar these days engaging current political headlines such as the Dolezal Debate and the removal of the confederate flag from S.C. statehouse grounds…

His latest article, Republicans say goodbye to the Confederate flag–and hello to a new strategy, is on The Washington Post blog Monkey Cage today.

Protesters hold a sign during a rally to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Read the full article here





Collaboration & Co-Authorship: Professor Parsons and Cary Fontana team-up for publication

Cary Fontana and Professor Craig Parsons co-author, One Woman’s Prejudice: Did Margaret Thatcher Cause Britain’s Anti-Europeanism? The article was recently published in a special edition of the Journal of Common Market Studies.

We asked Cary to share a bit about the collaboration experience and here is what he had to say …

How was this article conceptualized? Is it based on your research interests?

In the winter of 2013, I designed a reading course with Professor Parsons that focused on the European Union. We met every week for about an hour and a half and discussed the