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January 21, 2022
Will Freeman on generational turnover in Latin American politics
PhD student Will Freeman and co-author Paul J. Angelo discuss the demographic shifts redefining governments in Latin America.
November 22, 2021
Politics senior Wafa Zaka '22 wins Rhodes Scholarship
Wafa Zaka, who is concentrating in Politics and pursuing a certificate in the history and practice of diplomacy, has won the Rhodes Scholarship. Zaka will pursue an MSt in Global
November 19, 2021
Matias Iaryczower awarded funding from Schmidt DataX Fund for project on the interplay of money and politics
Iaryczower's is one of ten interdisciplinary research projects that have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund with the goal of spreading and deepening the use of artificial intelligence
October 29, 2021
Killian Clarke analyzes the coup in Sudan
In a New York Times opinion article, Politics alum Killian Clarke and his coauthor Mai Hassan argue that "all is not lost" in Sudan despite an unsettling, on-going coup.
October 28, 2021
Patricia Kirkland finds that business owners and executives are prominent in mayoral races
Patricia Kirkland's findings were published in the Urban Affairs Reviews.
October 27, 2021
Melissa Lane reconstructs the history of the social contract
Melissa Lane sat down with the Future Hindsight podcast to talk about the history of a particularly important and consequential idea in the history of political thought: the social contract.
October 8, 2021
Zenobia Chan named Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellow
PhD student Zenobia Chan was named a Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellow by the U.S. Institute of Peace. She will be funded by Minerva Research Initiative to work on her dissertation
October 5, 2021
Leonard Wantchekon awarded honorary doctorate from Laval University
Leonard Wantchekon was awarded an honorary doctorate in economics from Laval University.
October 5, 2021
Melissa Lee discusses the scope and character of US interventions in Afghanistan
In a Modern War Institute article, Melissa Lee examines the ill-fated state building mission in Afghanistan.
September 22, 2021
Fall 2021 Job Market Candidates
The Department of Politics supports its Ph.D. students and recent alumni as they search for positions within and outside academia. On our job placement page you'll find more information about
September 17, 2021
Lauren Wright on why Vice President Harris should weigh in on the Texas abortion law debate
“[T]he relative absence of the vice president’s voice on the administration’s ‘whole of government’ approach to protecting women’s abortion rights stands out.” In a piece published by The Hill, Lauren
September 15, 2021
Atul Kohli on how his book on imperialism can shed light on the situation in Afghanistan
Atul Kohli gave a German-language interview on the situation on Afghanistan in light of his recent book on imperialism in ProWOZ.
September 8, 2021
Andrew Reynolds discusses US missteps in Afghanistan
Andrew Reynolds and coauthor John Carey (Dartmouth) discuss how US decisions in Afghanistan negatively impacted its political fate in the Washington Post.
August 26, 2021
Brian Schonfeld and Sam Winter-Levy analyze party loyalties and voting behaviors in the UK.
"The outcome of the referendum, in other words, rapidly transformed the Conservative Party’s position on the EU." Brian Schonfeld and Sam Winter-Levy have published a blog for The UK in
August 26, 2021
Jonathan Mummolo receives funding from Microsoft to conduct research on police body-worn cameras
Microsoft has awarded $250,000 in funding to professor Jonathan Mummolo and a team of fellow social scientists to fund the development of a novel system to computationally analyze police body-worn
August 18, 2021
Melissa Lee and Jacob Shapiro join other SPIA faculty to discuss the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan
Just a few weeks shy of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the takeover is a significant blow to the American military members, and their families, who died fighting to prevent
August 5, 2021
Tanika Raychaudhuri, Ali Valenzuela, and Stephanie Chan win APSA best poster prize
The group won for their poster “Group Threat or Contact? The Effects of Local Immigration Primes on Policy Views.”
July 27, 2021
Two Politics alumni compete in the Tokyo Olympics
Two former Politics concentrators are vying for gold in the Tokyo Olympics. Eliza Stone '13, a fencer who will complete in the women's individual sabre event, represents Team USA. Rower
July 13, 2021
LaFleur Stephens-Dougan wins 2021 David O. Sears Best Book on Mass Politics Award
LaFleur Stephens-Dougan has won the 2021 David O. Sears Best Book on Mass Politics Award from the International Society for Political Psychology for her book "Race to the Bottom: How
July 12, 2021
Brandice Canes-Wrones on why moderates are more electable
In a new paper, Brandice Canes-Wrone shows that moderates may have better chances of getting elected than extremists. She sat down with Not Another Politics Podcast to discus her findings.