PS@ND:Inside the Department of Political Science University of Notre Dame: College of Arts and Letters

Winter 2011


Catherine Zuckert's Book Wins Three Awards

Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues by Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, received three 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards), including the top prize, the R.R. Hawkins Award. Read More



Ricardo Ramirez Joins Political Science Faculty

Ricardo Ramirez is joining the University of Notre Dame faculty as an associate professor of political science and a fellow at the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. A noted scholar of state and local politics, political behavior, and the politics of race and ethnicity, Ramirez is especially interested in how these issues relate to participation, mobilization, and political incorporation. Read More


Graduate Student Wins Best Paper Award

Notre Dame Ph.D. student Janay Cody won the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Sammy Younge Best Student Paper Award in 2010 for “Obama is a Muslim—A Religious Proxy for Racial Discrimination.” Read More



Sebastian Rosato Predicts Demise of ‘Europe United’

In his new book, Europe United: Power Politics and the Making of the European Community, University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Sebastian Rosato warns of a troubled future for the European Union. “Simply put,” he says, “the European Community’s best days are long gone—and there is worse to come.” Read More



Dowd and Kollman to Study African Charismatic Movement

Two Notre Dame faculty—Robert Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science and director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development, and Paul Kollman, C.S.C., associate professor of theology—have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative of the University of Southern California. Read More

Also In This Issue
Department of Political Science
Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
The Review of Politics
Notre Dame International Security Program
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