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

Ian Turner
Assistant Professor Ian Turner is one of four recipients of this year’s Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation award.  He was chosen based on his accomplishments as a...
Sarah Khan
Assistant Professor Sarah Khan has a new article in the Institutions & Political Economy section of the VoxDev website entitled “Increasing women voters’ turnout in...
Matt Dahl
Graduate Student Matt Dahl has a new article in Cornell University’s ARXIV entitled “Large Legal Fictions: Profiling Legal Hallucinations in Large Language Models.”...
Olivia Sally
Yale University undergraduate student Olivia Sally, who is majoring in Political Science, has been awarded a 2024 Marshall Scholarship.  Olivia is one of five college seniors...
Mordechai Levy-Eichel
Mordechai Levy-Eichel, Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, was recently interviewed on the Buckley Institute’s Pod and Man at Yale with segments on Being...
Gregeory Collins
Political Science Lecturer Gregory Collins has a new article in the Political Science Reviewer journal entitled  “Eric Voegelin on the Constitutional and Metaphysical...