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Political science internships boost student careers and SC workforce

Political science alumna Kiley Cosby graduated in December with a full-time job in the South Carolina Governor's Office of Ombudsman. Cosby found her job through a new, course-based internship program started by the Department of Political Science.

How your home shapes your politics: Q&A with Krissy Lunz Trujillo

During an election year, you’ll see your news and social media feeds increasingly filled with examples of political polarization. But differences in political opinions also have roots in where you call home.

Supreme Court heads into uncharted, dangerous territory as it considers Trump insurrection case

On Feb. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Trump v. Anderson. Scholars dive into the importance of this case as it could affect the legitimacy of the court and shine light on the legality of his ballot removal.

Alumna’s journey from student government to Supreme Court

Lawyer Erin Brown just landed a job working as a clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court. Brown says earning her political science degree and participating in student government at USC helped set her on the path to Washington, D.C.

Student finds his path through internship in Germany

Jahleel Johnson gains confidence, insight as part of prestigious youth exchange program

Political science student highlights voters’ role in U.S. prosecutor accountability

Ph.D. candidate Yu-Hsien Sung studies the unique discretion prosecutors have in the U.S. and how voting plays a role in holding them accountable. Her work is making a big contribution to the political science field.

Graduate students Christopher Eddy and Kelsey Martin-Morales win Bilinski Fellowships

Kaitlyn McCue wins second place at Discover UofSC for research on women in the Office of the Solicitor General

Maeve Smith, political science undergraduate, earns Critical Language Scholarship by US State Department

Professor Emeritus Donald E. Weatherbee has passed away

UofSC hosted third annual Carolinas Conflict Consortium

Doctoral graduate Judit Trunkos accepts position at Robert Morris University

Department hires Samuel Bagg (Duke 2017) as an Assistant Professor in Political Theory

Dr. Robert Oldendick, Professor of American Politics, Retires

Two political science majors welcomed as Fall Mayor's Fellows

Shaoshuang Wen successfully defended his dissertation titled, accepts faculty job at Colgate University

New research on trade and politics Shaoshuang Wen

Department wins two McCausland Foundation grants

Lindsey Hendren defends dissertation titled "Changing Environment. Changing Attitudes?"

Douglas Page, UofSC PhD 2016, accepts tenure-track position at Gettysburg College

New research on the COVID-19 crisis by graduate students (Chandler Case, Christopher Eddy, Rahul Hemrajani, Christopher Howell, Daniel Lyons, Yu-Hsien Sung) and Professor Elizabeth Connors

UofSC PhD, Johnny Chiang, named as one of the "100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future" by Time Magazine

Jacob Shapiro (Princeton) gives talk about the effects of foreign influence operations

Doctoral student Shaoshuang Wen received the 2020-2021 Teaching Resource Development Grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

Todd Shaw becomes Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Social Sciences


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