Welcome to the Department of Political Science

For more than half a century, the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara has been home to top scholars engaged in cutting edge research. The Department prides itself on first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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  • Photo and paper title for Jae-Dong Choi, Margarita Safanova, Natasha Bennett, Matt Jenkins, Geoff Allen, and Selin Karabulut

Six political science graduate student presentations 75 minutes. 45 minute Q&A. Please join us!

  1. March 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Andrea Roemmele

Professor Roemmele's research interests are comparative political communications, political parties and public affairs. 

More details regarding her talk will be posted soon.

  1. April 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor James Morrow

Professor James Morrow from the University of Michigan will join us as the final speaker in our exciting International Speaker Series.

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

News and Announcements

  • 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.

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