Graduate Student Awards
Chloe Ricks has been named a CTL (Center for Teaching & Learning) Fellow for 2022-23. Tyler Leigh has also been named a CTL Fellow for 2022-23.…Read More
Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching
Rudra Sil has been awarded the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching. The Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching…Read More
Teaching Awards for Abigail Dym and Nicholas Dias
Abigail Dym has received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students while Nicholas Dias has been awarded the Penn Prize for…Read More
Penn students, Indigenous Leaders from Argentina and Chile, and CLALS Director, Tulia Falleti produce the film: Gente de la tierra: Indigeneidad y política en Argentina y Chile (People of the Land: Indigeneity and politics in Argentina and Chile)
CLALS Director and Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Tulia Falleti, in collaboration with Mapuche and other Indigenous…Read More
Penn Placements 2021-2022
Congratulations to all our recent and soon-to-be Ph.D.'s who will be starting off in new positions this coming Fall (or in some cases already started…Read More
Hirschmann Named Segal Professor in American Social Thought
Nancy J. Hirschmann has been appointed Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought. Read more here.Read More
APSA's Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award
Sumitra Badrinathan's paper "Educative Interventions to Combat Misinformation: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India" has been awarded APSA's…Read More
Council on Foreign Relations invites PWH Director Michael Horowitz to be senior fellow
Penn professor and Perry World House Director Michael Horowitz has been appointed as a senior fellow of the David Rockefeller Studies Program in the…Read More
APSA's Information Technology & Politics section award
Guy Grossman's article "Information Technology and Political Engagement: Mixed Evidence from Uganda" with Macartan Humphreys and Gabriella Sacramone-…Read More
Hajer Al-Faham Awarded AAUW Fellowship
Hajer Al-Faham has been named a 2021 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellow. Each year, this prestigious fellowship is…Read More
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Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India
Why do poor people often vote against their material interests?
The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics
The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power.
The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship
For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice.
The Private Sector in Public Office: Selective Property Rights in China
This book addresses the long-standing puzzle of how China’s private sector manages to grow without secure property rights.
The Substance of Representation Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking
Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation.