News

  • 09/27/2021 - Congratulations to all of the faculty and teaching assistants on the Spring 2021 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent! A special congratulations to the 14 instructors from the Department of Political...

  • 09/03/2021 - Professor Samantha Frost challenges established concepts of politics and what it is to be human.  Read the full article here...

  • 08/30/2021 - Professor Brian Gaines shares the potential legal implications of the new district map signed into law, based on population estimates rather than census data. Read the full article...

  • 08/23/2021 - The occupation of Afghanistan was, and still is, a complex issue. Professor Grossman shares his analysis of the recent withdrawal of American troops and resulting aftermath. Read the full article...

  • 07/26/2021 - Professor Pahre reveals some of the hidden gems of the Midwest! Read the full article here.

  • 05/28/2021 - We would like to congratulate Jessica Angel, who was awarded the 2021 Senior Thesis Award in addition to the Best Senior Thesis Presentation as part of the Political Science Honors Program. We asked...

  • 05/04/2021 - Professor Gisela Sin provides insight on how the legislative filibuster affords swing-vote senators a number of tactical advantages, which is one of the reasons it persists in the U.S. Senate. Read...

  • 02/05/2021 - Professor Brian Gaines shares his thoughts on the historical significance of this day, as well as some of the potential issues Biden faces upon his transition to office. Read the full article...

  • 09/17/2020 - Illinois political science professor Brian Gaines has some suggestions for choosing how to cast a ballot this fall – by mail or in person – and what to watch for in the election. Read the full...

  • 08/24/2020 - Professor Brian Gaines recently shared his perspective on how the global pandemic has and will impact the 2020 election year. Read the full article...

  • 08/01/2020 - Professor Scott Althaus was recently featured in the LAS news with his insight into the reality of perceived media bias. Read the full article...

  • 07/13/2020 - The late Lucius J. Barker received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and even started his teaching career at Illinois! In light of his passing, New York Times wrote...

  • 06/29/2020 - Congratulations to the three Political Science student recipients of the Boren scholarship! The Boren will fund the international and language components of their education in critical world regions...

  • 06/09/2020 - Congratulations to Political Science graduates Isabella Fuentes and Rina Ravisundar, two of the fourteen students and alumni awarded the Fulbright grants this year!...

  • 06/08/2020 - Check out this article, featuring Professor Jake Bowers, as he shares how science fiction can inform political theory....