News Archive

VOA Interview

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

VOA featured an interview with Ian Lustick on Syria. Full audio can be found at

Dissertation Research Fellowship

Monday, April 9, 2018

Ph.D. student Zach Smith has won a Dissertation Research Fellowship. This is a very competitive university prize that will help to fund Zach’s fieldwork during the 2018-2019 academic year.

4 Doctoral Students Win DCF Awards

Monday, April 9, 2018

Ph.D. students Vivienne Born, Patricia Posey, Jeremy Springman, and Joseph Wuest have won the university’s prestigious Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a highly competitive fellowship that provides an additional year of support so that students can… Read More

Op-Ed in Quartz

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PhD student Ashley Gorham has published an op-ed in Quartz.

The op-ed can be found here.

Palestinian American Research Center Research Fellowship

Monday, April 2, 2018

PhD student Zachary Smith has received a fellowship to support his fieldwork in Israel/Palestine next year. He will be a U.S. Fellow with the Palestinian American Research Center.

Danielle Hanley and Zachary Smith awarded Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student

Thursday, March 29, 2018

PhD students Danielle Hanley and Zachary Smith have been awarded the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student. The Dean's Award seeks to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally coherent, and that has considerable impact upon students.

Hajer Al-Faham named 2018 Fox-Perry Fellow

Thursday, March 8, 2018

PhD student Hajer Al-Faham has been named a 2018 Fox-Perry Fellow. Through this program, Al-Faham will have the opportunity to engage in interfaith service-learning throughout the Philadelphia area.

Yue Hou cited in New York Times Piece on China

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Assistant Professor Yue Hou's research on government responsiveness in China was recently cited in a New York Times piece.

The article can be found here.

Knowledge by the Slice: The "State of the Union" Entering President Trump's Second Year

Monday, February 19, 2018

On Wednesday, February 14, Political Science faculty professor Ryan Brutger, Guy Grossman, Matt Levendusky, Dawn Teele, and Alex Weisiger participated in a Penn Arts & Science Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime panel, where they discuessed a range of domestic and foreign policy issues facing… Read More