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- Scott Tyson posts piece on "Why Radicalization Is so Common, and What to Do about It"
- 2020 Annual Department Newsletter posted
- Bonnie Meguid elected as Chair of the Political Economy Section of the APSA for 2020-22
- PhD alum Daniel Gillion publishes piece, "The Myth of the Silent Majority," in The Atlantic
- Dept. of Political Science 2020 Commencement Ceremony posted
- Rochester PhD Lynn Vavreck elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Gretchen Helmke's article (with Levitsky) is most cited in Perspectives on Politics
- PhD alumnus Daniel Diermeier named Chancellor of Vanderbilt University
Recent PhD Placements
- Peter Bils — Vanderbilt University
- Zuheir Desai — Princeton University (post-doc) and IE School of Global and Public Affairs
- Christy Qiu — IE School of Global and Public Affairs
- Seda Ozturk — Data Scientist, New York Times
- Karen Albert — Joint Warfare Analysis Center, US Government
- Andrea Morris — Washington University (post-doc)
- Olga Gasparyan— Hertie School of Governance (post-doc)
- Hans Leonard — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Justin Nicholson— Booz Allen Hamilton
- Rabia Malik — University of Essex
- Jeheung Ryu — Princeton University (post-doc)
- Emiel Awad — London School of Economics (post-doc)
- The 2020 Annual Newsletter summarizes the department's progress during a challenging year
- Richard Fenno joined the department in 1957 and led the profession from Rochester for over half a century
- The MA program in Political Science is currently open for applications
- We offer resources on race & ethnic politics, including a reading list on policing and criminal justice
- Rochester faculty regularly publish cutting edge research in the top journals of the discipline
- Faculty and PhD students have access to BlueHive, the University's high performance Linux cluster
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