Political Science - News & Events

Department Announcements

The Department of Political Scienchad the honor of recognizing several undergraduate and graduate students who received campus and department awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. A full listing of students who were recognized at the awards presentation on June 9, 2016 are listed in this PDF.

Fifteen political science majors participated in this year’s honors program and presented their yearlong research projects at the annual Honors Colloquium on June 10. Students who participate in the honors program, spend their senior year engaging in independent research, culminating in a written honors thesis and participation in the honors colloquium.

The University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Political Science seeks a scholar in international relations with a focus on International Organization and Institutions for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2017.

Here is a list of tentative course offerings for Winter and Spring of 2017. 

Department graduate students have recently published in Electoral Studies and the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics.

Professor John Woolley's recent article on Dodd-Frank and Financial Reform was used by the New Yorker's May 16, 2016 story on "Banking's New Normal."

Professor Bruce Bimber studies political behavior in the context of digital media. He is interested in how social media, as well as other facets of the Internet, affect how people think about politics and how they become involved in public affairs. In recent years he has studied people’s involvement in elections in the US and UK, boycotting over issues such as LGBT rights, what it means to be a “member” of an organization such as AARP or MoveOn, and how people choose and react to partisan political news.

Recent graduate Julian Gottlieb (PhD, 2015) received the 2016 Best Dissertation Award given by the Western Political Science Association for "The Protest News Framing Cycle: How News Attention and Framing Change Over the Course of a Protest."

Three undergraduate scholarships are available for continuing UCSB Political Science students:

  • The Kevin Patrick Moran Scholarship (public service in the area of conflict resolution)
  • The Louis Lancaster Scholarship for International Studies
  • The Adams Scholarship (public service in a local area internship)

 

Department Events

The Department of Political Science invites you to the 2016 Honors Colloquium with research presentations by this year's 15 honors students.

  1. June 10, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

The Department of Political Science invites you to the 2016 Awards Presentation and Reception to recognize undergraduate and graduate students receiving department and campus awards.

  1. June 9, 2016 -
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

Graduate students, faculty, and staff are inivited to paricipate in an informal brown bag lunch.

  1. June 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Graduate students, faculty, and staff are inivited to paricipate in an informal brown bag lunch.

  1. May 26, 2016 - 12:00pm

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