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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.

Faculty Highlights

  • Joireman Published

    Sandra Joireman, professor of political science and Weinstein Chair of International Studies, published the book Peace, Preference, and Property: Return Migration after Violent Conflict.

  • Chen Published

    Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, published an article in The China Quarterly titled, "Chinese Celebrities? Political Signalling on Sina Weibo," with co-author Gengsong Gao, associate professor of Chinese studies.

  • Joireman Delivered Presentation

    Sandra Joireman, professor of political science and Weinstein Chair of International Studies, was invited to present "Return: Going Home After Fleeing Violent Conflict," at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and the Forthem European University Alliance.

  • El Kurd Published

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, published the article "Support for Violent Versus Non-Violent Strategies in the Palestinian Territories" in Middle East Law and Governance.

  • El Kurd Published

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, published a chapter on "Mixed Methods Research," in the Handbook of Research Methods in International Relations.

  • Chen Published

    Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, published an article on local media politics in China titled, "One Step Ahead of the Game," in the Index on Censorship.

  • El Kurd Selected

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, was selected as a panelist with the Carnegie Middle East Center and Foundation for Middle East Peace to discuss President Biden's trip the Middle East.

  • El Kurd Published

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, and co-author Calla Hummel at the University of Miami, received a Centennial Center Research Grant to conduct research on graduate student satisfaction within the political science discipline.

  • El Kurd Selected

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, has been chosen to be in this year's cohort for the International Policy Summer Institute at American University, June 2022.

  • El Kurd Published

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, published the article, "Gateway to Dissent: The Role of Pro-Palestine Activism in Opposition to Authoritarianism," in Democratization.

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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. Jennifer Erkulwater

Academic Administrative Specialist: Susan Wolski