Introduction

Building on its historical strength, Yale is a leader in research and teaching in contemporary Political Science. The Department is home to around 45 faculty, whose scholarship and teaching span across the subfields of Political Science and the countries of the world. The undergraduate major is among the largest on campus, and the graduate program produces Ph.D. students who have taken leadership positions in the discipline. 

Many Political Science faculty also play active roles in related programs at Yale, such as the Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics; Directed Studies; the Institution for Social And Policy Studies; and the MacMillian Center. The Department also sponsors numerous seminars, lectures, and conferences that are open to all members of the Yale community.

News

Tariq Thachil has won this year’s Gregory Luebbert prize for the best book in comparative politics, for his 2014 book “Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services...
Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor Political Science and African American Studies, Yale University, has just won the 2014 Best Book in Urban Politics award given by APSA, for...