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

Didac Queralt
Assistant Professor Didac Queralt has a new article in the academic journal Political Science Research and Methods entitled “Do gains in political representation sweeten tax...
Alexander Coppock
Assistant Professor Alexander Coppock has a new publication now available through the University of Chicago Press entitled Persuasion in Parallel:  How Information Changes...
Rabhya Mehrotra
Rabhya Mehrotra, a Yale senior majoring in political science and computer science, has been awarded a 2023 Mitchell scholarship and will study political communication at...
The American Rhodes ScholarsTrust has announced the winners elect for 2023 (subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees after acceptance by one of the colleges of Oxford...
Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science Isabela Mares has published Protecting the Ballot: How First Wave Democracies Ended Electoral Corruption with Princeton...
Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly has a new article out in the American Journal of Political Science entitled “How the Party Commands the Gun: The Foreign–Domestic Threat...