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The Department of Political Science is a diverse group of active scholars dedicated to intellectual discovery and teaching excellence.
Department News and Announcements
Professor James L. Ray
is named emeritus and recognized for his longstanding contributions to the Political Science department.
- Congratulations to Prof.
, whose paper "The Persistent Connection Between Language-of-Interview and Latino Political Opinion," written with Taeku Lee, has been accepted at Political Behavior.
- Congratulations to
Allison Archer, Oscar Castorena, and
for receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Prof. Zeynep Somer-Topcu's
paper, written with her previous undergraduate student, Michelle Zar, "European Parliamentary Elections and National Party Policy Change" is now forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies.
- Congratulations to Prof. Elizabeth Zechmeister
, whose paper "Evaluating Political Leaders in Times of Terror and Economic Threat: The Conditioning Influence of Politician Partisanship", written with Jenn Merolla, was accepted at the Journal of Politics.
- Congratulations to Professors Cindy Kam
whose paper "Name Recognition and Candidate Support" was accepted at the American Journal of Political Science.
Prof. Elizabeth Zechmeister
has been awarded the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by the College of Arts and Science.
- Vanderbilt Law Prof., Carol Swain
, is being honored with the William Bentley Bell Award from the Christian Legal Society.