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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: Maria Psarakis
Albright Scholarship: Maddie Bright, Kay Dervishi, Joanna Hejl, Colton Powell, Jackson Puckey, Julia Raimondi
Evans Scholarship: Claudia Ajluni, Chantel Baker, Claire Comey, Shannon Kane, Meghann Lewis
Richmond Award: Byongho Lee

Faculty Highlights

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

Extra encouragementTwo Spiders — a mother and a daughter — saw a need in their community, asked how they could help, and then did.
Faculty and Students Research Kenyan Settlement SchemesPolitical science professor Sandra Joireman and Spatial Analysis Lab director Kim Browne traveled with three student researchers to Kenya, where they worked with the National Land Commission to digitally map Kenyan settlement schemes. Learn more.
Yoo PresentationDaniel Yoo, '18, presented his research, Political Theory, Cities and Statesmen: Aristotelian Regime Inquiry as a Means to Political Justice, at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association conference.
Carol PresentationBrenden Carol, '17, presented his research, Does it Matter Who Draws the Lines? A Look at Commissions to Combat Gerrymandering and Do They Make a Difference, at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association conference.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
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. Richard Dagger

Administrative Coordinator: Marielle Jones