About the Department

Colloquium Series

a lecturer speaks to a classroom full of studentsColloquium Series

The Department of Political Science hosts an active colloquium series that features research from our own faculty and students, as well as that of innovative scholars from around the country. The series typically hosts six to eight lectures per academic year.

Current Events, Spring 2021

Research Lab

The Political Science Department’s Research Lab consists of presentations by our faculty and graduate students. Discussions evolve around projects at any stage in the research process, including research outlines and funding proposals, manuscripts for journal articles, book chapters, and published work.

What Just Happened?
Insurrection, Impeachment, Inauguration
Political Scientists Unpack the political events of the last three weeks
A Zoom webinar Monday, January 25th at 2:00PM
Holger AlbrechtCoups and Authoritarianism: A New Research Agenda for American Politics?
Richard FordingThe Mainstreaming of Right-Wing Extremism
Daniel LevineAre we in a ‘crisis of truth’?
Regina WagnerPerceptions of Election Integrity and Why they Matter
Nick DavisTrump, Tweets, and Public Opinion
You must register in advance using this link: Register Here

Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics
Book Talk (webinar), Friday, 5 February 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Richard Fording,
Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor of Political Science, UA Political Science

Ethnic Diversity and Public Goods Across Latin America
Research Presentation (webinar), Friday, 12 March 2021, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Christopher Hale, Assistant Professor, UA Political Science

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series provides a forum for invited guests in the Political Science Department. Presentations include work-in-progress and published works. They cover areas in all subfields of Political Science.

Right-Wing Populism and Appeals to Authenticity
Research Presentation (webinar), Friday, 26, March 2021, 3:30-5:00
Nina Hagel
, Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Wesleyan University

Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism
Book Talk (webinar) Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 3:30-5:00
Jelena Subotic, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University

Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi
Book Talk (webinar), Friday, 2 April 2021, 3:30-5:00

Amy Austin Holmes, International Affairs Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, Wilson Center 

Public Discourse and Autocratization
Research Presentation (webinar), Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:00 – 12:30
Seraphine Maerz, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Varieties of Democracy Institute at the University of Gothenburg.