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

Lecturer Maria Jose Hierro  and Assistant Professor Didac Queralt
Assistant Professor Didac Queralt and Lecturer Maria Jose Hierro have a new article published in the American Journal of Political Science entitled “The Divide Over...
Professor Gregory Huber
Professor Gregory A. Huber (with Seth J. Hill, Dept of Political Science, UCSD and Daniel J. Hopkins, Dept of Political Science, University  of Pennsylvania), have been...
Professor Isabela Mares
Isabela Mares has been awarded the William Riker book award of the American Political Science Association for best book in Political Economy for Conditionality and Coercion (...
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent’s new book, After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition, has recently been published. Abstract:  “In the wake...
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent had to rethink her fieldwork due to travel restrictions and other difficulties caused by the pandemic.  She teamed up with three Yale...
Professor Isabela Mares
The APSA European Politics and Society Section has selected Isabela Mares’ 2019 APSA paper  “From Religious Violence to Political Compromise: The Historical Origins of...