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Politics in London Info Session

Interested in studying abroad over the summer and exploring differing perspectives on international government and policies? Consider attending an information session, Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00-5:50 pm in PLC 189, to learn about a summer study abroad program lead by Political Science Professor Priscilla Southwell.

The “Politics in London” program will run from July 29-August 24, 2018, with several excursions in London and an overnight trip to Wales. The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 15th, 2018 & the final deadline is on March 15th, 2018


Political Science welcomes new Associate Professor Debra Thompson

This fall the Department is thrilled to welcome Debra Thompson to the faculty. She is one of the world’s leading scholars of the comparative politics of race, with many publications including The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Hired as part of UO’s Black Studies cluster initiative, Thompson earned her PhD at the University of Toronto, held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, and was most recently a member of the Department of African-American Studies at Northwestern University. She will teach PS


Congratulations to Political Science PhD Candidate Shawna Meechan: Recipient of the Oregon Sylff Graduate Fellowship for International Research!

Shawna Meechan was honored to receive the Oregon Sylff Graduate Fellowship for International Research for the 2016-2017 school year. Shawna’s dissertation takes a look at the role of civilian police forces in building confidence in the state in post-ethnic conflict societies. Her work focuses on the case of Northern Ireland following the “Troubles”, a more than 30-year violent conflict in which more than 3000 people were killed and tens of thousands injured in the small country of Northern Ireland. She also considers the case of Kenya following the extreme ethnic violence in the


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