Welcome to the Political Science Department

Penn’s Political Science Department is experiencing a renaissance. Over the past decade, our faculty has grown by 50%, an increase in quantity that has been matched by gains in quality. The strength of our faculty in each of four major subfields is being built with an eye to excellence embracing a variety of approaches and methodologies.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

The department’s combination of distinction and diversity has resulted in a rapid expansion of the undergraduate program and a newly invigorated Ph.D. program. Our faculty and graduate students play key roles in numerous centers and organizations across Penn’s campus whose missions bear on topics of interest to political scientists.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

We hope you will explore the website for a glimpse into the variety of our programs, activities, and classes, as well as an introduction to the accomplishments of the people who comprise the Political Science Department at Penn.

News & Announcements

Teele Awarded APSA Women and Politics Section Dissertation Prize

Professor Dawn Teele's dissertation "The Logic of Women's Enfranchisement: A Comparative Study of the United States, France, and the United Kingdom" has won the best dissertation award for the Women and Politics Research section of the American Political Science Association.     

Green's Work Examined in De Volkskrant

Professor Jeffrey Green's new book, The Shadow of Unfairness, was the subject of an article in the Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant.     

Teele Wins Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award

Professor Dawn Teele won the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award from the European Politics and Society section of the American Political Science Association.      

Horowitz Quoted in Christian Science Monitor

Professor Michael C. Horowitz discusses how the US can serve as a role model for drone use in the Christian Science Monitor.     

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208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair