Professor Peverill Squire's most recent book, The Rise of the Representative: Lawmakers and Constituents in Colonial America, is now out from University of Michigan Press.
Three MU Political Science graduate students attended the prestigious Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan this summer.
In April, the department held our annual awards reception, honoring our undergraduate and graduate student scholarship winners.
Undergraduate Scholarship Winners
William L. Bradshaw Scholarship
Jeffrey D. Byrne Scholarship
J.G. Heinberg Scholarship
Michael A. Kinney Scholarship
|Congratulations to our 2017 PhD's who are beginning new positions this fall!|
| Jessica Anderson|
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Louisiana-Monroe
Congratulations to Department of Political Science members who were recently recognized with campus-wide awards.
University of Missouri junior Taylor Cofield has been selected for the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service. Selections for the Truman Scholarship are chosen on the basis of their academic success and leadership accomplishments, as well as their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. The Harry S.
Lael Keiser, professor of public policy and administration, has been appointed director of the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs.
In July Dr. Sheena Greitens testified to Congress on the terrorism threat from ISIS-affiliated groups in the Philippines and how the US can design security cooperation with the Philippines to counter these threats.
New book from Andrea Benjamin and Cambridge Press, Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections, examines racial and ethnic coalition building in local elections and considers Black and Latino political incorporation more broadly.
Bill Horner, Teaching Professor of Political Science, and Heather Carver, Professor and Chair of the MU Theatre Department, evaluate the impact of comedy on the 1976 election in their new book, Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election, from McFarland Press.