Having completed her Ph.D. at Yale, Lucy Martin is thrilled to join the UNC faculty as an assistant professor of political science. Also trained as an economist with a master’s degree from Yale, Lucy’s research focuses on the political economy of development in sub-Saharan Africa
The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has selected UNC Associate Professor Terry Sullivan, for a 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Sullivan is one of 17 recipients, nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.
Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill and former Chair of Global Studies, and co-authors Jason Brownlee, associate professor of Government and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and Tarek Masoud, associate professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, have published a new book, The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, February 2015).
Professor Frank Baumgartner, in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students, has contributed to changes of police policy in Durham, NC.
The UNC Political Science Department is pleased to host this distinguished speakers series. These events are available at no charge to the public. The speakers come in conjunction with POLI 203, Race, Innocence, and the End of the Death Penalty. All events are on Wednesday evenings starting September 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in Hamilton Hall, room 100. Click "Read More" for the complete schedule of speakers.
“Looking back, I think about how lucky I’ve been to have such fabulous students”
From time to time all organizations have to face the departure of key personnel, and this year it is our turn: Senior Lecturer Donna H. LeFebvre is retiring after an extraordinary 30-year teaching career.
Two members of the Department of Political Science, Sarah Treul Roberts and Clyde Ray who each received a Tanner Award, had their names and achievements added to the ever-growing list making Political Science the single most-honored department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The 2012-13 class of PhD’s from the department continued a tradition of providing faculty to an excellent mix of research and teaching oriented departments around the country. Each year we put an average of 10-15 students on the market, just a tad fewer than enter the program 5 years previously. The cohort on the market last year...
Andrew Reynolds, Associate Professor, and co-authors Jason Brownlee (University of Texas) and Tarek Masoud (Harvard University) are featured on a guest post about their recent Journal of Democracy article "Why the Modest Harvest?"...
Justin Gross, assistant professor of political science at UNC, and Brice Acree, PhD student, are cited in a recent "Monkey Cage Blog" post about the rise of the machines in the study of politics...
Evelyne Huber, Morehead Alumni Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and John D. Stephens, Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Director of the Center for European Studies, have just received two awards for their new book, Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Virginia Gray, Robert Watson Winston Professor, received a signal honor: the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association has created an award in her honor – The Virginia Gray Award for the outstanding book published on state politics...
The Department of Political Science has joined in the celebration of Rachel M. Myrick of Charlotte, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in political science and global studies, who recently won a Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and best known award for graduate study. She was one of 32 Americans selected for the prestigious award, which funds study at the University of Oxford in England.
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