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

Professor Jessica Weeks' research is highlighted in this Vox story about Game of Thrones - Jessica L. P. Weeks

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

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Recent Publications

Black Women and the Intersectional Politics of Experience
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
In a Classroom of their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools
Women in Elected Office in Uganda