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Undergraduate Spotlight- Katherine Gordon

April 29, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Katherine Gordon has been involved in Beyond Politics, Pi Sigma Alpha, and has worked as a research assistant for Professor Richard Maass (she helped him present his paper at this year's MPSA conference). Katherine has also worked as an intern with a Member of British Parliament in London!

Graduating Senior Spotlight- Joseph Massad

April 25, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Joseph Massad is heading to the Peace Corps!

Fighting for Democracy and Policy Change in Latin America

April 24, 2013, Mary Hendriksen

Just as the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas on January 1, 1994, was a turning point in Mexico’s history, it was a turning point for Guillermo Trejo, associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science and a faculty fellow in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Undergraduate Spotlight- Erik Wang

April 22, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

This Undergraduate Student Spotlight comes from Erik Wang, who will be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. He is the winner of this year's Guillermo O’Donnell Prize and was recently a presenter at MPSA.

Giving Voice to the Voiceless in Rural Mali

April 19, 2013, Mary Hendriksen

From the beginning of their joint research on political participation in rural Mali, Notre Dame political scientist Jaimie Bleck and Kellogg Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellow Kristin Michelitch were interested in the voices of voiceless citizens. Mali had experienced two decades of democratic rule but mass illiteracy, gender inequality, and elite control of political knowledge meant that many rural citizens, especially women, had little real role in the political process.

Graduating Senior Spotlight- Katie Rose

April 17, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Here's another Graduating Senior Spotlight: Katie Rose!

Undergraduate Spotlight- James Brokaw

April 15, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

 Freshman James Brokaw just declared himself as a Political Science major!

Graduating Senior Spotlight- Kelsey Blais

April 10, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Kelsey's is a unique perspective to consider! She's not pursuing what you might consider a typical Political Science career. The job field is wide open when you graduate with a PoliSci degree- you aren't limited in any way!

Undergraduate Spotlight- Deanna Kolberg

April 08, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Deanna Kolberg is a Junior Political Science major. She is a member of the Kellogg Institute International Scholars Program and recently won a grant to study in Vietnam for the summer. 

Undergraduate Spotlight- Ryan Schultheis

April 05, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Ryan Schultheis is a Political Science undergrad interning at Durham Immigration Law and working as a research assistant for Michael Coppedge's "Varieties of Democracy" project.

Graduating Senior Spotlight- Colin Slaggert

April 05, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Colin Slaggert is a 2013 Political Science graduate.

Undergraduate Spotlight- Chris Newton

April 05, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Chris Newton is currenly a second-year Political Science major.  

Graduating Senior Spotlight- Kelly McRaven

April 05, 2013, Alicia LeRoy

Kelly McRaven is a PoliSci major who is involved in Women in Politics, Beyond Politics, and Pi Sigma Alpha.  

Arts and Letters Students Celebrate Senior Theses

April 03, 2013, Ben Horvath

Each year, approximately 30 percent of seniors in the College of Arts and Letters complete a yearlong thesis project, working one-on-one with a faculty member or graduate student to make an intellectual contribution to their chosen field of study.