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Political Science and international relations (POIR)

Research

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Innovating Through Academic Study

Our students and faculty are made up of prominent scholars and experts of elite decision-making, race, ethnicity and gender, human rights, political economy, communications, and social networks. Departmental faculty develop innovative work in a number of established institutional realms including law, legislatures, political parties, national inter-branch relations, state and local institutions, and international agencies.

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Our Current Projects

POIR faculty and student researchers are always producing scholarship that shapes the public sector. Find out what we’re working on right now.

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Centers and Affiliations

Across our department and campus, our research contributes to many different disciplines. Both faculty and students are involved in a number of leading centers and organizations that help us to do groundbreaking work.

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