Just as we did in 2016, the Political Science Department co-sponsored an election series this fall about the 2018 midterm elections, along with PACE (the Political and Civic Education Program) at IU and the Civic Leaders Center, led by former Fort Wayne mayor Paul Helmke.
Departmental news + announcements
Almost 400 students attended last year! The next conference to be held February 2019!
Political Science alumni featured on the College's 20 Under 40 list 2018
Professor Fraga's research on race and voter turnout was featured in the New York Times article "What if Everyone Voted?"
Rafael Khachaturian was awarded the Stephen Eric Bronner Award from the APSA New Political Science Organized Section for his dissertation
Rafael Khachaturian has been awarded the Stephen Eric Bronner Award from the APSA New Political Science Organized Section for his dissertation, Discipline, Knowledge, and Critique: Marxist Theory and the Revival of the State in American Political Science, 1968-1989.
Our IU Internship in Politics, Opportunity, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship (IU POLS DC) is a semester-long residential internship program in Washington, D.C. Our goal is to give you the very best the College of Arts and Sciences has to offer—a solid liberal arts education—while preparing you to find, apply for, and obtain the kind of job that makes you want to get up in the morning. Attend an Info Session to learn more.
Indiana University strongly encourages you to fulfill your civic duty and participate in the 2018 primary and general elections—in Indiana or your home state.
Salih Yasun, a graduate student at the Department of Political Science, publishes an article at Women's Studies International Forum about the role of education in enabling underprivileged women to benefit from their inheritance rights in Turkey.
Professor Lauren MacLean and her co-PIs were awarded an APSA Special Project Grant for their project "Avoiding ‘Day Zero’” in the U.S. & Global South: Climate Justice in Teaching & Policy Action.
Dr. Sumit Ganguly recently received the Humboldt Award, considered among the most prestigious honors that Germany awards to scholars.
This award recognizes a Latino/a or Latino Politics (pre-tenure) scholar based upon research accomplishments and contributions to the discipline.
Congratulations to Chris DeSante and his co-author on their award for best paper by an emerging scholar.
The title of Loyle’s article is “The Organization of Rebellion: New Research Program on Rebel Governance and Legitimacy.”
They co-authored an article titled “The Missing Obama Millions.”
The University of Pennsylvania Press has just released the paperback of Aurelian Craiutu’s Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes.
Professor Ted Carmines gave an invited lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study.
The State Politics and Policy Section of the APSA named Politics in the American States: A Comparative Analysis as the 2017 recipient of the Mac Jewel Award Enduring Contribution Book Award.
Professor Cyanne Loyle has been awarded a NSF to pursue a new scholarly agenda on the topic of rebel governance.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Indiana University nearly $3 million to train future research leaders in the skills needed to tackle society's most urgent subjects.
Aurelian Craiutu's Faces of Moderation was cited in David Nakamura's Washington Post article "Trump's penchant for extremes worked on the campaign trail but hinders his White House" and David Brooks' New York Times article "What Moderates Believe.”