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

Melissa Nobles
MIT has announced that its next chancellor will be Melissa Nobles, an accomplished scholar who has led the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences since 2015. Nobles...
Assistant Professor Sarah Khan
Assistant Professor Sarah Khan has an article in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage entitled “Why Malala’s British Vogue interview put Pakistan in a marriage panic.”...
Constantine Manda
PhD Candidate Constantine Manda has an article in the academic journal Health Education and Behavior entitled “A Radio Drama’s Effects on HIV Attitudes and Policy Priorities...
Nuno Monteiro, Matthew Cebul, Allan Dafoe
Associate Professor Nuno Monteiro has an article in The Journal of Politics with PhD. Graduate Matthew Cebul and former faculty member Allan Dafoe entitled “Coercion and the...
Professor Christina Kinane
A recent article entitled “How presidents sidestep the Senate’s ‘advice and consent’ on nominees” in Yale News discusses Professor Christina Kinane’s latest work,  “...
Nuno Monteiro
The Yale University Faculty of Arts and Sciences website has a tribute to Nuno Monteiro.  Nuno Monteiro, associate professor of political science, has passed away. Our...