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November 29, 2022
Congratulations to incoming UC Merced political science professor Anil Menon (Fall 2023) on his new paper in the Comparative Political Studies Journal,  In his paper, "Studying displacement dynamics in post-WWII Germany",Professor Menon explores the long-term effects...
November 16, 2022
Looking for strategies to engage first generation students in research?  Check out this this paper, titled  "New Voices of Inquiry: How the Inclusive Classroom Catalyzes Innovative Research"  by professor Elaine Denny and a team of more than a dozen UC Merced undergraduates...
November 16, 2022
    A day before the midterm election, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a surprise visit     to a political science class at UC Merced.     Newsom was invited by Assemblymember Adam Gray, who co-teaches the class     and provides insight about how government, specifically the California     State...
October 17, 2022
Linda Barreto ('08), Jessica Jaramillo Perez ('14) and Alejandra Tenorio Zurita ('20) all knew at a young age that they wanted to become lawyers. What they didn't know, however, was that UC Merced would play a pivotal role in merging their paths to create a powerhouse that advocates for hundreds of...
October 7, 2022
What role does social media play in elections? How does depression effect political participation? Learn more about these and other issues from @UCMercedPoliSci Professor Christopher Ojeda and @UCLA Professor @cesicruz on the following @UCIGCC's podcast found here.  
August 9, 2022
Congratulations to Ada Johnson-Kanu, recent @UCMercedPolisci graduate, for receiving the American Political Science Association's Race and Ethnic Politics Section’s Best Dissertation Award!   Ada is headed to the University of Kentucky as an incoming assistant professor....
August 9, 2022
Political Science Professors Andrew Shaver of UC Merced and Yang-Yang Zhou of the University of British Coumbia have been awarded the 2022 APSA Migration & Citizenship Section Best Article Prize for “Reexamining the Effect of Refugees on Civil Conflict: A Global Subnational...
May 12, 2022
The Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching for Senate Faculty award is intended to encourage and recognize individual excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.  This is a very competitive field and the criteria to be nominated are extensive.   Please join us in...
May 5, 2022
Undergraduates will have a new, one-of-a-kind class they can sign up for this fall — Climate Justice — a hybrid course that features lectures by faculty from all 10 UC campuses. According to the UC Center for Climate Justice’s website, “climate justice recognizes the disproportionate impacts of...
April 27, 2022
The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced that Department of Political Science Chair and Professor Jessica Trounstine has been named to the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Each of the program's 28 award recipients will receive a $200,000 stipend to devote their time to research and...

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