The Department of Political Science offers students the opportunity to learn the critical thinking, analytical, and communicative skills needed for understanding how government and politics function in contemporary and historical contexts.
Congratulations to the following student award winners:
Spencer Albright Book Award: Gia Nyhuis
May Evans Scholarship: Isabella Brafman, Cady Hoffman, Avery Peters
- Podcasts@Boatwright: Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee
Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee discussed her new book, Transnational Capitalism in East Central Europe’s Heavy Industry, on Podcasts@Boatwright
- Kandeh Service Award
Dr. Jimmy Kandeh was recently recgonized for 25 years of service to the University of Richmond.
- Mayes Featured in RTD
Dr. Rick Mayes described the intricacies of repealing the Affordable Care Act to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Bowie Research Featured
The Washington Post cited Dr. Jennifer Bowie's research in their article on how Trump's judicial influence could extend beyond the Supreme Court.
- Mayes Featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch
Dr. Rick Mayes was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discussing the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Virginians and the future of health care reform.
- Erkulwater and Pribble Article in Washington Post Drs. Jennifer Erkulwater and Jennifer Pribble's article on the impact of school choice in Chile and in cities in the United States was featured in the Washington Post.
- Cherry Quoted in Richmond Times-Dispatch
Dr. Kevin Cherry was quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, offering historical perspective on the recent Presidential election and inauguration.
- Bowie Article
Dr. Jennifer Bowie (with John Szmer, University of North Carolina – Charlotte and Donald R. Songer, University of South Carolina) recenlty published "Party Capability and the U.S. Courts of Appeals: Understanding Why the ‘Haves’ Win” in the Journal of Law and Courts.
- Bowie Article
Dr. Jennifer Bowie (with Elisha Carol Savacak, Elon University) recently published “A Bottom-Up Account of State Supreme Court Opinion Writing” in Justice System Journal.
- Bowie Named Editor
Dr. Jennifer Bowie was recently named as the new editor of the Law and Politics Book Review, which is sponosred by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
Scholarship Repository Readership
The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from political science faculty are being read around the globe.
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Department of Political Science
202 Weinstein Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8529
Fax: (804) 287-6833
Department Chair: Dr. Dan Palazzolo