Political Science - News & Events

Department Announcements

Here is a list of tenative 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)

 

Six of our continuing graduate students have been awarded central fellowshpis for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Professor Cynthia Kaplan recently returned from a visit to Kazakstan where she met with scholars and students.

Graduate Students Yanjun Liu and Shyam Sriram have received substantial external funding to take part in extended summer training programs.

Should the United States offer refuge to those who helped stand up to the Taliban and now face turmoil and danger in their country? Professor Neil Narang serves as one of the experts weighing in on recent New York Time's Room for Debate on the issue.

Department Events

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

Latha Varadarajan, San Diego State University
Emanuele Saccarelli, San Diego State University

  1. May 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

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

  1. May 19, 2016 - 12:00pm

The roundtable will be a discussion led by graduate students who recently conducted different types of fieldwork related to identity. Topics range from archives to elite interviews to surveys. Learn from their experiences and come share your own.

  1. May 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
  • Steve Boilard

Interested in a career in government?  Consider applying to the Capital Fellows Program to get a head start.

  1. May 16, 2016 -
    2:00pm to 3:30pm

Graduate students are invited to join Steve Boilard for a brown-bag lunch discussion on careers beyond academia. Dr. Boilard received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UCSB.

  1. May 16, 2016 - 12:00pm

James Brooks
Professor of History and Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara

  1. May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lauren Prather
Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Global Policy and Strategy,
UC San Diego

  1. May 5, 2016 - 4:00pm

Daniel Aldrich
Northeastern University, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs
Co-Director of the Security and Resilience Program

 

  1. May 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

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