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

Professor Isabela Mares
The APSA European Politics and Society Section has selected Iasbela’s Mares’ 2019 APSA paper  “From Religious Violence to Political Compromise: The Historical Origins...
Professor Milan Svolik and Matthew Graham
The paper written by Professor Milan Svolik and Matthew Graham  entitled “Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in...
Da'Von Boyd
Da’Von Boyd has been awarded a Prize Teaching Fellowship for 2020-2021 for teaching in 2019-2020. This award, which recognizes outstanding talent for Yale’s...
John Dearborn
John A. Dearborn’ s  dissertation “The Representative Presidency: The Ideational Foundations of Institutional Development and Durability” received both the E.E....
Professor Alex Coppock
Professor Alex Coppock is one of the directors of the DeclareDesign Project, a set of software tools for describing, assessing and conducting empirical research.  From their...
Professor Gregory Huber and Albert Fang have a new article in the journal American Politics Research entitled “Perceptions of Deservingness and the Politicization of Social...