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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.

Department Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's award winners:

Albright Book Award: Meghann Lewis
Albright Scholarship: Jackson Puckey, C.J. Slavin, Jamie Earls, Joanna Hejl, Chris Cassella, Rubble Kazi, and Monty Thorburn
May Evans Scholarship: Lindsey Emery, Lina Tori-Jan, and Camryn Travis
Richmond Award: Claire Comey, Alicia Jiggetts, Meghann Lewis, and Samantha Schwartzkopf
Best Paper in a Senior Seminar: Rob Ryan

Faculty Highlights

  • Bowie Published

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science published “Flowers v. Mississippi on Race in Jury Selection” in SCOTUS 2019 Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court. 2020. (edited by David Klein and Morgan Marietta).

  • Chen Published

    Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, published a column in The Washington Post titled, "China's Coronavirus Response Could Build Public Support for its Government."

  • Roof Awarded

    Tracy Roof, associate professor of political science, has been awarded $5,250 from Virginia Humanities and $1,220 from the Princeton University Library for her new book project exploring the history of food stamps in America. Read more.

  • Datta Receives Grant

    Monti Narayan Datta, associate professor of political science, has received a $33,000 grant from The Achelis & Bodman Foundation to further his research on modern slavery. 

  • Joireman and Stubblefield Published

    Sandra F. Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty, Weinstein Chair of International Studies, and Professor of Political Science, and Emily Stubblefield '19 recently published “Law, Violence and Property Expropriation in Syria: Impediments to Restitution and Return, Land.”

  • Bowie Published

    Jennifer Bowie has published “Understanding the Determinants of Opinion Language Borrowing in State Courts in the United States,” In Research Handbook on Law and Courts, edited by Lee Walker and Susan Sterett. (co-authored with Elisha Carol Savchak).

  • Chen Published

    Dan Chen has published “Bread and Circuses: Sports and Public Opinion in China” in Journal of Experimental Political Science (with Andrew MacDonald).

  • Joireman Published

    Laura Meitzner Yoder and Sandra F. Joireman recently published "Possession and precedence: Juxtaposing customary and legal events to establish land authority."

  • Bowie Awarded

    Dr. Jennifer Bowie Awarded $144,651 from the National Science Foundation to explore the judicial interactions and relationship between lower court judges and their Supreme Court counterparts in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. 

  • Joireman Published

    Sandra Joireman recently published "Do Economic Linkages through FDI Lead to Institutional Change? Assessing Outcomes in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan"

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.

Political Science Feature Stories

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Political Science
202 Weinstein Hall
231 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8529
Fax: (804) 287-6833

Department Chair: Dr. Richard Dagger

Administrative Coordinator: Marielle Jones