Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science


The University of Wisconsin Political Science Department is one of the nation's oldest and most respected programs. Our department is highly ranked in national surveys, and our award-winning faculty are known for innovative research on the discipline's most current and important questions. Our dedication to teaching is also apparent: we are one of the largest majors on campus, with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Recent News

Professors David Canon and Kathy Cramer are quoted in this New York Times article about the politics of Wisconsin’s lame duck session. - David Canon, Katherine J. Cramer

Professor Kathy Cramer was quoted in the Economist. - Katherine J. Cramer

Professor Kathy Cramer teams up with MIT technologists to record community conversations. - Katherine J. Cramer

Profesor Scott Straus was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio discussing politcal violence in the United States. Click the link to listen. - Scott Straus

On the Wisconsin Public Radio, Professor David Canon discusses the obstacles to voting and if anything can be done about them. Click the link to listen. - David Canon

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Recent Publications

Tripp, Aili Mari. Women are deeply involved in the Algerian protests — on International Women’s Day
Hawks, Doves, and Peace: An Experimental Approach
International Studies: Global Forces, Interactions, and Tensions
Women in Elected Office in Uganda
Methods, Methodology, and Epistemology in the Study of Gender and Politics
Coalitions Matter: Citizenship, Women, and Quota Adoption in Africa