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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Awards and Announcements

Olivia Quinn and Amanda Brush, political science graduate students, and Professor Eric R.A.N....

Our graduate student Jeff Feng has just received the Bailey Award from the Lesbian, Gay,...

Summer Sessions presents a new season of GRIT Talks, a series of free public lectures by notable...

A Word from the Chair

Last updated: March 18, 2020

The global...

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