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

Yale Political Science senior Kate Pundyk  is one of four Yale students selected as Rhodes Scholars.   “Kate Pundyk, who is from Crowsnest Pass in Alberta, Canada, is...
Mie Inouye
Yale University PhD Candidate Mie Inouye has a new article in the American Political Science Review entitled “Starting with People Where They Are: Ella Baker’s Theory of...
Salma Mousa
Article by Salma Mousa, Assistant Professor in Political Science in the American Political Science Review entitled “Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect...
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent has a new article with co-lead authors Graeme Blair (UCLA), Rebecca Littman (University of Illinois Chicago), and Rebecca Wolfe (Harris...
Associate Professor Alex Debs
Alex Debs, Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale, will discuss “How Could States Use Nuclear Weapons? Four Models After the Bomb.”   Debs’ research focuses on the...
Gregory Huber and Scott Bokemper
Professor Gregory Huber and  post-doctoral associate Scott Bokemper have an article posted on the Public Library of Science (PLOS) website entitled  “Experimental evidence...