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October 29, 2021
A partnership among UC Merced's Community and Labor Center and several Fresno area community groups was able to predict accurately the Fresno results for the gubernatorial recall election held Sept. 14. Fresno Speaks 2021 is a partnership of the center and the Fresno County Civic Engagement Table,...
October 20, 2021
Department of Political Science Chair and Professor Jessica Trounstine will deliver remarks on race and regulation as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Trounstine will speak about her research on racial inequalities related to housing and land use...
August 10, 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce PhD candidate Ada Johnson-Kanu has successfully defended her dissertation and will be awarded a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Merced!  Please join us in congratulating Ada on this momentous occasion and for...
April 15, 2021
Name: Alisha Nesslage Year: Third Majors: Philosophy and Political Science Hometown: Denair What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? The most memorable project I have undertaken is my employment as a Food Rescue intern for the Bobcat Eats Food Awareness and...
April 13, 2021
Name: Christopher Thomas Moreno Year: Fourth Year Major: Political Science Hometown: Bay Area (West – San Mateo; East – Union City) What are some memorable projects you have worked on during your time at UC Merced? I was originally enrolled in Fall of 2010. At that time Lamar Williams was our...
April 12, 2021
Professor Elaine Denny co-authors research that's recently come out from the Brookings Institution (non-partisan public policy think tank). The research focuses on the immigration policy debate, with insights from their team's (Elaine Denny, David Dow, Jose Ordoñez, Wayne...
March 30, 2021
Political science is a discipline that combines history, current events and analysis. Graduate students are often able to specialize in a certain area of politics. U.S. News & World Report ranked the 2021 Best Political Science Graduate Schools.  These are the best political science...
March 30, 2021
For the first time, UC Merced’s Political Science and History graduate groups made national rankings. US News & World Report’s annual rankings, released today, also highlighted the campus’s growing School of Engineering, as most of its programs climbed the charts. “UC Merced continues to...
March 30, 2021
For the first time, UC Merced’s Political Science and Interdisciplinary Humanities (history discipline) graduate groups made national rankings. US News & World Report’s annual rankings, released today, also highlighted the campus’s growing School of Engineering, as most of its programs climbed...
March 24, 2021
Professor Jessica Trounstine was recently a featured guest on the University of Chicago's Not Another Politics Podcast discussing the institutional racism of land-use regulation. University of Chicago's Senior Podcast Producer, Matt Hodapp wrote to tell us that every episode, the...

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