Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science

Where in the World?

Our faculty and students travel throughout the United States and around the world, conducting research and-in the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea--sharing their knowledge.  Scroll down for details of our travels!

In 2015, Aili Tripp won a Fulbright Award to conduct fieldwork in Morocco. During 2015-2016, she is a visiting scholar at Al Akhawayn University. She will also be conducting research in Algeria and Tunisia and has presented her work recently in the United Arab Emirates.

Kathy Cramer and Eleanor Powell traveled to Ithaca, New York to participate in Cornell University's conference on Inequality and American Politics (April 2016)

During 2015-2016, Howard Schweber has traveled several times to Kazakhstan to work with Nazarbayev University. Since 2013, Schweber has also traveled to Australia, England, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, and South Africa.

Rikhil Bhavnani presented his work at Yale University's Leitner Political Economy Seminar (April 2016) 

Scott Straus gave two talks in Paris (in French!) based on his book Making and Unmaking Nations(April 2016)

Barry Burden traveled to Columbus, OH to talk to a chapter of the UW Alumni Association. (April 2016)

John Zumbrunnen spent Spring Break 2016 on a service learning trip in the Dominican Republic with 23 students from Chadbourne Residential College

Scott Straus gave talks at the State Department and the Open Society Foundation in Washington, D.C.
based on his new book. (April 2016)

Barry Burden traveled to Winston-Salem North Carolina to testify in a federal trial related to the Voting Rights Act (January 2016) 

David Canon (November 2015) and Barry Burden (February 2016) attended Republican Presidential Debates in Milwaukee.