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

Eli Sabin
Eli Sabin is among 62 college students nationwide selected as 2021 Truman Scholars. The scholarship is the premiere graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders...
Prof. Keith E. Whittington
Keith E. Whittington, 1995 Yale University Political Science graduate with distinction, has been named to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United...
Weidemann and Goldstein
Graduate students Johannes Wiedemann and Daniel Goldstein have an article at Perspectives on Politics entitled “Who Do You Trust? The Consequences of Partisanship and Trust...
Angele Delevoye
Graduate Student Angele Delevoye has been awarded a grant for the 2021-2022 academic year for dissertation funding from the Bach Fellowship. The funding is intended to...
Jasjeet Sekohn
Professor Jas Sekhon selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, and...
Professor Isabela Mares
Professor Isabela Mares has been awarded a 2021 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her research project Democratization after Democratization...