The Department of Political Science at the University of Utah
Political science studies the world of politics and government. Political scientists study the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship, the uses and abuses of power, relations between nations, and many other important topics. Political science is a broad area of study that provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, government, and the non-profit sector.
A New Area of Emphasis: Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership
Political Science has a new area of emphasis in Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership. This emphasis fits with both the department of political science and the University of Utah's mission of fostering student engagement with the community and educating students to be prepared for careers in the nonprofit and public service sectors.
Congrats to Brent Steele, Sharon Mastracci and James Curry, all from political science, who won Faculty Recognition Awards from the Career & Professional Development Center!
In partnership with Sun Kyun Kwan University, they will conduct training and implement research on key immigration policy themes.
Steven E. Lobell, political science professor received a $1,179,073 Minerva Research Initiative grant to study near-crises.
Congratulations to Tabitha Benney, assistant professor of political science, for her reciept of an International Studies Association Catalytic Research Workshop Grant!
Scholarship season is in full swing. Have you started your applications yet? Here are a few resources to get you started.
Barbara Kufiadan, political science major, added her voice to that of other U students in a recent article from The Salt Lake Tribune. “I don’t feel like we’ve come that far,” she said. “We’re still fighting systematic oppression that keeps black people down.”
On July 15, 2016, a faction of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Hakan Yavuz, professor of political science said, "In Turkey, the Gulen movement as a structure is more or less finished, but the soul, the spirit of the moment is still alive."
Everyone knows elected members of Congress are generally older than most other Americans, but it may surprise some to hear just how old.
Matthew Burbank, associate professor of political science, has spent much of his time devoted to studying urban policy with an emphasis on the Olympics. He believes South Korea viewed these Olympics as another chance to host the world, like it did with the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.