Political scientist wins NEH fellowship, continuing Notre Dame’s record success

January 02, 2018, Carrie Gates

Notre Dame political scientist Susan Collins has been awarded a 2018 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, extending the University’s record success with the NEH. Since 1999, faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won a total of 62 NEH fellowships — more than any other university in the country.

New article by Graduate Student Luis Schenoni

November 20, 2017, Luis Schenoni


Congratulations to Graduate Student Luis Schenoni for his article, "Of words and deeds: Latin American declaratory regionalism, 1994–2014" published in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. His two co-authors,Nicole Jenne and Francisco Urdinez, are Assistant Professors at the Catholic University of Chile.…

Connection, political science, and climate change: A Q&A with Associate Professor Debra Javeline

November 17, 2017, Tom Springer

Debra Javeline, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated faculty member of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, applies her knowledge to the “responses of ordinary people to hardship.” She spoke about her perspective in this Q&A session with ND-ECI.

Political scientist examines global impact of leaders on Communist Party

November 13, 2017, Brittany Collins Kaufman

In Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party (Princeton University Press, 2017), author A. James McAdams seeks to understand how such a significant institution could be so different from country to country and still flourish. To find the answer, McAdams traveled to every location with a history of communism to research this book, including China, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union.

Political science professor wins prestigious book award for research on women’s suffrage

September 01, 2017, Emily McConville

In the nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, a conventional wisdom about the aftermath of the 19th Amendment developed. Christina Wolbrecht believed that conventional wisdom needed to be challenged. In her book, the Notre Dame professor of political science and her co-author investigated and often upended long-held assumptions about women’s suffrage and offered new insight into the largest expansion of the electorate in American history. Their efforts earned them the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on women and politics published in the past year.

Professor’s research on state legislatures wins American Political Science Association book award

August 29, 2017, Renee Peggs

Jeff Harden, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, has won the American Political Science Association’s Virginia Gray Award for the best book on U.S. state politics or policy published in the preceding three calendar years. In Multidimensional Democracy: A Supply and Demand Theory of Representation in American Legislatures, Harden examines the relationship between what citizens want from their elected state lawmakers and what legislators adopt as their top priorities while in office.

Video: After full-time service work, political science alumna excels in job at Facebook

June 20, 2017, Todd Boruff

“The liberal arts education is one of the best things Notre Dame offers,” said Kaitlin Sullivan ’10, now a product policy manager at Facebook. Sullivan majored in political science and minored in philosophy, politics and economics. After graduating, she completed two years of service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps working in a rape crisis center. While working on a master's degree in public policy at George Washington University, Sullivan interned at Facebook and started a small project addressing gender-based hate speech on the social media platform, ultimately leading to her current job.

New articles by Matthew Hall!

June 14, 2017, Lacey Barroso

Congratulations to Matthew E.K. Hall on two new publications.

Senior Thesis Prize Winners

May 22, 2017, Lacey Barroso

Congratulations to these students and faculty, and to all the students who wrote senior theses this year and to the faculty who advised them!

  • The John Roos Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of American Politics goes to Matthew Kearney for his thesis "Betting the House: Tracing the Relationship Between Public Policy and Personal Financial Uncertainty Faced by Mortgagors," advised by Amitava Dutt.

Asher Kaufman, historian of the Middle East, appointed director of Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

May 11, 2017, Renée LaReau

Asher Kaufman

Kaufman, professor of history and peace studies, has been appointed the John M. Regan Jr. Director of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, effective July 1.