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Professor Liah Greenfeld Publishes New Book

September 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor Liah Greenfeld has published a new book, Pensar con libertad, and has been invited to give a public lecture in Barcelona on: “Nationalism and Democracy.”

Professor Spencer Piston Publishes Two Articles

September 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor Spencer Piston has recently published two articles:

“The Political Consequences of Latino Prejudice Against Blacks” (co-authored with Yanna Krupnikov) in Public Opinion Quarterly and covered in the New York Times

“Saving Face: Identifying Voter Responses to Black and Female Candidates ” (co-authored with Yanna Krupnikov and Nichole Bauer) in Political Psychology (online).

Professor Doug Kriner Publishes New Book on Presidential Investigations

September 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor Doug Kriner has published a new book, coauthored with Eric Schickler of UC-Berkeley, Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power (Princeton University Press, 2016).

Doug's Book

Professor Neta Crawford Conducts Interview with The Atlantic

September 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor Neta Crawford recently conducted an interview with a reporter from The Atlantic re: a new Costs of War study that was released last week.

Professor Doug Kriner Wins Neustadt Award

September 10th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor Doug Kriner, along with a former faculty member of the department, Andrew Reeves, were awarded the Richard Neustadt award at the 2016 American Political Science Association conference. The award recognizes the best book in American presidential studies. Kriner and Reeves won it for their book, “The Particularistic President: Executive Branch Politics and Political Inequality” (Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Professor Rosella Cappella Zielinski Publishes New Book on War Financing

September 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Professor Rosella Cappella Zielinski has recently published, with Cornell University Press, her book, How States Pay for Wars. 

“Armies fight battles, states fight wars. To focus solely on armies is to neglect the broader story of victory and defeat. Military power stems from an economic base, and without wealth, soldiers cannot be paid, weapons cannot be procured, and food cannot be bought. War finance is among the most consequential decisions any state makes: how a state finances a war affects not only its success on the battlefield but also its economic stability and its leadership tenure. In How States Pay for Wars, Rosella Cappella Zielinski clarifies several critical dynamics lying at the nexus of financial and military policy.”


Professor Virginia Sapiro Honored With APSA’s Frank Goodnow Award

September 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Last Wednesday, Professor Virginia Sapiro was named the 2016 winner of the Frank Goodnow award for distinguished service by the American Political Science Association. This award is “granted each year to a person for distinguished service to the profession and the American Political Science Association.  Its intent is to honor a person or organization for their outstanding role in the development of the profession itself and the building of the association.”  Sapiro was honored for, among other things, her work opening the profession to women and her contributions to the study of women in politics. The full citation describing the award and Professor Sapiro’s achievements is here


Grad Students Present at Political Networks Conference

July 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Two of the Department’s graduate students presented fascinating work at the 2016 Political Networks Conference at Washington University. Sahar Abi-Hasan presented on
Interest Group Composition and Dissensus on the U.S. Supreme Court and Seulah Choi presented on International Status and Its Impact on Voting Success in the UN General Assembly.



Political Science Commencement 2016

May 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

On May 15th, the 2016 Political Science graduates walked the stage of Metcalf Hall during another successful commencement ceremony.

Pictured above are some of the Advanced Programs (Honors and BA/MA) students and their faculty advisors: Professors Glick, Kriner, Christenson, Palmer and Einstein with BA/MA students Harsh Gupta, Melissa Morel, Robert Pressel, Maria Hardiman, Emily Claffey, and Megan Shoemaker.

Honors & BA/MA Poster Session

May 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized

The BU Political Science community gathered together on Monday, May 9th, 2016 at the BU Castle to celebrate the hard work of the Honors and BA/MA students.

The annual poster session allows students to communicate the results of their advanced program theses with faculty, graduate students, family, and friends in a fun and casual atmosphere. You can check out this year’s posters and presenters here.

Congratulations to the Honors and BA/MA students and all of the graduating political science students.