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Political Science Scholarships Available

Did you know the Political Science department offers THREE scholarships every year?! The deadline to apply is April 20, 2018. Check out our department scholarships for the upcoming academic year 2018-2019. Contact if you have questions.

Controversies in the Making: Trump, Race, and Time

Associate Professor of Political Science, Debra Thompson delivers first lecture in the inaugural John Meisel Lecture Series in Contemporary Political Controversies at Queen’s University.     To learn more about the John Meisel Lecture Series visit: ...

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 ...

Why is the U.S. Still Fighting the Civil War?

UO associate professor of political science Joseph Lowndes has been quoted by The Guardian and provides a historical perspective for their story on the white nationalist movement in the U.S. following the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read the full article ...

Prof. Thompson gathers awards for her new book!

Professor Debra Thompson’s book, The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016) is being recognized with two book awards from the American Political Science Association: the best book award in race and comparative politics from the ...

Is There a Concentration Problem in America?

Professor Gerald Berk recently participated in a conference called “Is There a Concentration Problem in American?” in late March at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago. Read an interview of Professor Berk at ...

PS Majors Claim Honors and Awards: Congratulations to Kaulana Dilliner and April Merrill!

The Division of Student Life is responsible for reviewing countless nominations and deciding who will receive this year’s varying honors and awards. Here at the Department of Political Science, we are proud to claim 3 students who have been honored this year: Kaulana Dilliner (Centurion) and April ...

LKJ and Black British struggle – by Joe Lowndes

Associate Professor, Joe Lowndes, recently interviewed Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ) for online magazine, Africa is a Country  

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Black British struggle

In this interview, the originator of dub poetry talks the role of culture in politics; antiracist and class ...

Bitcoin and Ransomware

Julian Gottlieb, Visiting Assistant Professor, was recently interviewed by Salon. Click HERE to read the article

AroundtheO: Professor Parsons, Scotland, and an EU Birthday Celebration!

The Department of Political Science’s own department head, Professor Craig Parsons, has recently returned from a trip abroad where he was a guest during Scotland’s celebration of the European Union’s 60th birthday!

UO Professor Says the EU Is Doing Better Than People

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