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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.

Virginia General Assembly Internship Information Sessions

On Tuesday,  September 20th  come and learn more about the  Virginia General Assembly Internship - PLSC 395.  There are two information sessions offered that day at 12 pm and 5pm . Both are in Weinstein room 305. 

PLSC 395 offers the opportunity to develop practical experience in state politics. Students can work with members of the state legislature, for a lobbying firm, or an executive agency. Students also participate in a series of seminars which feature guest speakers who will discuss their experiences during the 2023 legislative session from a number of perspectives.

Juniors and Seniors are especially encouraged to apply.

 For more information contact Dr. Anthony Sparacino at asparaci@richmond.edu

 

Faculty Highlights

  • 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 onlocal 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 Named Senior Fellow

    Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, was named a non-residential senior fellow at the Arab Center Washington. Learn more

  • 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.

  • Bowie Published

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science, and her collaborator Elisha Carol Savchak (Elon University) published an article, "State Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinions," in the Journal of Law and Courts.

  • Chen Published

    Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, co-authored an article titled "Policy Stringency, Political Conditions, and Public Performances of Pandemic Control: An International Comparison" in Public Performance & Management Review.

  • Bowie and Cobbs Published

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science, and Alexis Cobbs, undergraduate political science major, published the following book chapter: "Jones v. Mississippi on Life Without Parole for Youth Offenders" in SCOTUS 2021 Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court, edited by Morgan Marietta.

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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