Every year, the College of Liberal Arts Superior Service (CLASS) Awards Program recognizes individuals who provide outstanding service to the college and demonstrate leadership, ingenuity, job excellence, and support for diversity. Here are the winners for 2020.
Department of Political Science News
Elizabeth Alexander ‘01 will serve as First Lady-elect Jill Biden’s communications director. Alexander is making history as a member of the first all-female communications team appointed for the White House. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in communication, Alexander achieved a Juris Doctorate in Law […]
For 65 years, Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have recognized the most deserving faculty and staff members with one of the university’s highest professional honors—the University-Level Distinguished Achievement Awards. This year’s recipients were chosen for their stellar performances in teaching, research, student relations, continuing education, staff service, and graduate student mentoring. Since the […]
In a recent NPR podcast 1A, Instructional Associate Professor Brittany N. Perry discusses the Texas voter ID laws (some of the strictest in the nation) and how they can lead to voter suppression in the 2020 election. She explains how any photo ID should suffice to allow someone to vote and adds that “the argument that we […]
Professor Britanny Perry, Chair of the Climate & Inclusion Committee and Director of the DataLab @ TAMU workshop writes a post for the American Political Science Association explaining the DataLab workshop and how it has helped underrepresented students become immersed in the world of political science research. Applications for the January 2021 DataLab are still OPEN! Apply by November […]
In a recent interview with The Guardian, George C. Edwards III, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies as well as the Editor of the Presidential Studies Quarterly explains the electoral college and its possible impact on the 2020 presidential election. Read the full article. On Sept. 1, 2022, the Department of Political Science became part […]
Believing conspiracy theories and superstitions can be both good and bad. Experts explain what they are and why we fall for them.
Throughout her career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg increased the legal rights of half the United States population. Her work and legacy will continue to be studied by liberal arts scholars for many years.
The Woody Jones award honors excellence in research by political science undergraduates. In 1994, Woodrow Jones Jr. made history by becoming the dean of the College of liberal Arts and first African American dean at Texas A&M University. Woody was committed to the importance of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to diversity, and a passion […]
The Department of Political Science is excited to announce four new scholars joining our faculty this fall semester! We are proud to welcome the following members: Kirby Goidel was a professor in the Department of Communication and the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University. Previously, he was the Scripps Howard Professor of Mass Communication […]