Political scientist Sarah Zukerman Daly awarded 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

April 26, 2018, Josh Weinhold

Notre Dame political scientist Sarah Zukerman Daly is one of 31 nationwide recipients of 2018 Andrew Carnegie fellowships, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced April 25. Each Carnegie fellow will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities — the most generous stipend of its kind. Her book supported by the Carnegie award seeks to explain a surprising feature of post-conflict environments around the world — after suffering wartime atrocities and winning peace, millions of people around the world elect to live under the rule of political actors with deep roots in the violent organizations of the past. 

Political Science graduate student awarded Fullbright Scholarship

April 11, 2018, Celeste Lourigan


Andrea Pena- Vasquez

Andrea Peña-Vasquez, a third year graduate student studying Comparative Politics, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholarship for to conduct research in Spain for the 2018-2019 academic year. …

Prominent women in political office boost female candidates down ballot, new research finds

March 23, 2018, Josh Weinhold

The presence of a prominent female officeholder has a positive effect on the number of women running for lower offices in her state, according to new research by University of Notre Dame political scientist Jeffrey J. Harden. A state with a female governor or U.S. senator will see an increase in the proportion of women seeking state legislative office by about 2 to 3 percentage points, Harden and two co-authors wrote in an article published this month in the American Journal of Political Science.

Political Science graduate students publish article about aid in Mali

March 21, 2018, Celeste Lourigan

World Development 106

Graduate Students, Emily Maiden and Mark Brockwa, had their article, "Parlez-vous français? Language and agricultural aid allocation strategies in northern Mali," published in the most recent volume of World Development.

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Political Science PhD Alumni awarded the Outstanding Professor of the Year at Baylor University

March 20, 2018, Department of Political Science

2014 PhD Alumni, Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, was recently awarded the Outstanding Professor of the Year at Baylor University.

The award is generously provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation to recognize and honor outstanding teachers at Baylor University. The Collins Professor receives a cash award of $10,000, recognition in University publications, citation on a plaque and recognition at the spring commencement. Flavin will also deliver a special lecture on a subject of her choice that will be published and made available to the University community.…

Political scientist’s new book on liberalism garners significant media attention

February 19, 2018, Arts and Letters

A new book by a Notre Dame political science professor has sparked a fire in the public sphere, garnering significant discussion in major media outlets over his arguments about liberalism and modern society. In Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen — the David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies — argues that liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions. 

Associate Professor, Guillermo Trejo, is awarded prestigious grant

February 08, 2018, Department of Political Science

Trejo Resized Vert

Associate Professor, Guillermo Trejo, and his coauthors, Sandra Ley and Shannan Mattiace, have been awarded a grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for their project "Criminal Violence and Indigenous Resistance: Why Ethnic Autonomy Institutions Deter Drug Violence in Mexico."…

Department adds four international relations experts to faculty

January 31, 2018, Katie Boruff

Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science has added four new faculty members, bolstering its expertise in international relations issues. The new faculty — Eugene Gholz, Joseph Parent, Rosemary Kelanic, and Jazmin Sierra — join an elite group of academics advancing research and teaching in a vibrant department. “International relations remains one of the most important areas of political science with direct relevance to the challenges of peace, prosperity, and trust among nations,” said Luis Ricardo Fraga, acting chair of the department. “Understanding these challenges in today’s ever-changing and complex world of politics requires analyses that are nuanced, evidence-driven, and grounded in the development of new theory.”

Video: NDISC director on nuclear weapons, the military, and America's role in the world

January 25, 2018, Todd Boruff

Michael Desch is professor of political science and director of the Notre Dame International Security Center. His research interests include international relations, American foreign policy, and American national security.

Q&A with Maryann Kwakwa, Ph.D. candidate in political science

January 25, 2018, Carrie Gates

This is the second installment in an ongoing Q&A series with Arts and Letters graduate students. Maryann Kwakwa, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, discusses her research on how undergraduate college experiences impact levels of civic engagement.