Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science

Recent News

07/17/2017
Prof. Kathy Cramer's book, The Politics of Resentment, has been selected as one of seven finalists for hte Woodrow Wilson Award for best book on government, politics, or international affairs. - Katherine J. Cramer

07/05/2017
Professor Kathy Cramer's book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, is the recipient of the APSA Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section's award for the best book developing or applying qualitative methods published in 2016. - Katherine J. Cramer

06/22/2017
Political Science alum and board of visitors member Amed Khan featured in On Wisconsin for his humanitarian work. -

06/20/2017
Professor Kathy Cramer writes about the "great American fallout" in The Guardian. - Katherine J. Cramer

06/19/2017
Prof. Ryan Owens in interviewed by Wisconsin Eye about the Supreme Court's actions today. - Ryan Owens

06/15/2017
Professor Barry Burden writes about the importance of the Wisconsin Retirement System for keeping our outstanding faculty and staff at UW. - Barry Burden

06/06/2017
Ben Toff's dissertation, "The Blind Scorekeepers: Journalism, Polling, and the Battle to Define Public Opinion in American Politics,” won the best dissertation award from the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association. -

05/30/2017
UW political science major Diana Pavon was selected by the APSA as a Ralph Bunche Summer Institute scholar.   -

05/04/2017
Professor Ken Mayer plays “stump the professor” with a group of kindergarten students in his American politics class. - Kenneth R. Mayer

04/26/2017
Professor Dave Weimer writes about changing corporate taxation in The Hill. - David L. Weimer

04/26/2017
Professor Dave Weimer writes about changing corporate taxation on the blog The Policy Space.  - David L. Weimer

04/21/2017
Professor Jon Pevehouse talks about Syria and his Introduction to International Relations course in this Capital Times article.  - Jon C. W. Pevehouse

04/12/2017
The Wisconsin in Washington students recently meet with Speaker Paul Ryan (photos by Ben Goodwin) -

03/23/2017
Professor Yoshiko Herrera discusses President Trump's ties to Russia on Deutsche Welle. - Yoshiko M. Herrera

03/10/2017
The UW Alumni Association announced its Under 40 award recipients for 2017 and 4 of the 8 were PoliSci alumni!  -

03/09/2017
Professor Yoshiko Herrera talks about the choice of Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia with Sputnik news. - Yoshiko M. Herrera

03/09/2017
Professor Owens discusses how a recent Supreme Court decision could "blow a hole through the side of the jurisprudential barn."  - Ryan Owens

03/07/2017
Professor David Canon talks about the electoral college on Viewpoints radio. - David Canon

03/07/2017
Professor Yoshiko Herrera discusses the possibilities for the next US ambassador to Russia in this Christian Science Monitor story. - Yoshiko M. Herrera

03/01/2017
Elections Research Center - By classifying voters as strategically "important" or "unimportant," campaigns' online advertising algorithms decide who receives political information in a manner that reinforces political information inequalities. Young Mie Kim reverse-engineers campaigns' digital advertising strategies. -

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