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

Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly
Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly’s book, The Art of Political Control in China, has been named one of the best books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs magazine. The best...
Skowronek-Dearborn
Professor Stephen Skowronek and Postdoctoral Associate John Dearborn have published their new book “Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic:  The Deep State and The Unitary...
Professor James C. Scott
The Social Science Research Council and the Institute for Advanced Study 2020 Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony and Lecture honors Professor James C. Scott, Yale University...
Professor Ian Shapiro
 Professor Ian Shapiro  was interviewed by the Yale News about the growing polarization in the United States and its main causes. In the article “Polarization in U.S....
Associate Professor Alexandre Debs
Associate Professor of Political Science Alexandre Debs has a new article in the American Journal of Political Science. “Mutual Optimism and War, and the Strategic Tensions...
Hilary Matfess
PhD Candidate Hilary Matfess has been appointed Senior Associate (non-resident) with the Center for Strategic and International Study’s Africa team. “The Center for...