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

Kenneth Scheve
Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs Kenneth Scheve has a new article in the journal Comparative Political Studies  entitled “Equal Treatment and...
Assistant Professor Sarah Khan
Assistant Professor Sarah Khan has a new article in Political Science and Politics entitled “Field Experiments on Gender: Where the Personal and Political Collide”. Abstract...
Professor Steven Wilkinson
Steven Wilkinson, the Nilekani Professor of India and South Asia and the Henry R. Luce Director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies,...
Professor Steven Smith was interviewed for the Tikvah Podcast  on June 9, 2022.  The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic foundation and ideas institution committed to supporting...
Graduate Student Trevor Incerti is now employed by the Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  Trevor’s...
Graduate Student Sophie Jacobson is now employed by the Harvard University Inequality in America Initiative as an Inequality in America Initiative Postdoctoral Research...