Political Science - News & Events

News and Announcements

  • Now Accepting Applications for Temporary Lecturers

The department invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary Lecturers to teach courses in Political Science. Anticipated positions include Summer Session 2018 and possibly into the 2018-19 academic year. 

  • Professors Stokes and Mildenberg giving the thumbs up with other award winners at MPSA

Professor Leah Stokes and Professor Matto Mildenberger received the Patrick J. Fett Award for best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency.

  • Graduate student Shyam Sriram

Congratulations to Shyam Sriram on this grant.

  • Give Day 2018

The Department of Political Science would like to express our sincere thanks for these generous gifts in support of the American Presidency Project (APP) and to launch a $1M endowment effort for the APP.  #UCSBGiveDay

  • UCSB Give Day is April 12, 2018

See the full Give Day schedule for 2018.
Click above.

  • Headshot of Professor John Woolley

#President of The United States
The use of Twitter and other social media as a means of presidential communication.

  • Professor Hahrie Han speaking

Hahrie Han to participate in Santa Barbara-based political education speaker series group SPARC (Sparking Political Action Responses & Change) — on Wed March 14th.

  • Headshot of Professor Sarah Anderson

The AP-NORC study by Sarah Anderson of UCSB and Jon Krosnick and Bo MacInnis at Stanford proves that Americans' frustration with whose voices are represented in congress is surprisingly bipartisan.

  • Headshot of Professor Bridget Coggins

North and South Korea still have a long path ahead, most of it uncharted.

Department Events

  • Headshot of Guillem Rico

"Commonalities and Differences", as presented by Guillem Rico

  1. June 1, 2018 - 12:30pm
  • Headshot of Associate Professor David Wiens

David Wiens will talk about "Ideal Theories in Political Science: Lessons from Game Theory and Statistics"

  1. May 25, 2018 - 12:30pm
  • Headshot of Assistant Professor Tasha Fairfield

Join us for a discussion on "The Bayesian Foundations of Iterative Research in Qualitative Social Science"

  1. May 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Emily Ritter, UC Merced

Professor Ritter's work provides insight as to when and how states will cooperate with international institutions, how international institutions impact outcomes through domestic institutions, and the onset and process of domestic conflict. 

  1. April 26, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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