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Swati Srivastava
Dr. Swati Srivastava Awarded NEH Summer Stipend

Swati Srivastava, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for her work on the global politics of Big Tech. Read more

Anne Marie Clark

Purdue Political Science faculty member Ann Marie Clark has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Clark will serve as Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa during the fall 2021 semester. Read more


James McCann

James McCann, Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. McCann will be Fulbright Canada Research Chair in North American Politics at Carleton University during the fall 2021 semester. Read more


James McCann holding new book

With one book recently published by the Russell Sage Foundation, Professor James McCann will see another book published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press. Holding Fast considers how immigrants reacted to the 2016 election.  Read more



Leigh Raymond, Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. According to Raymond, the fellowship, which runs from September 2021 to May 2022, will allow him “to expand his work on how norms, or informal rules of behavior, can be tools for major policy change.” Read more


Tara Grillos
Dr. Tara Grillos awarded grant from the National science foundation

Tara Grillos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a project titled “Collective decision making and local public good provision: Experimental evidence.” Grillos will undertake the research with Michael Touchton of the University of Miami.  Read more


Dr. Mary (Molly) Scudder publishes new book titled Beyond Empathy and Inclusion

Dr. Mary (Molly) F. Scudder’s 2020 Oxford University Press book Beyond Empathy and Inclusion: The Challenge of Listening in Democratic Deliberation, is now available in both print and e-book formats. With this book Dr. Scudder contributes to political theory, specifically deliberative democratic theory, arguing that without listening there can be no democracy. Read more


Tara Grillos
Tara Grillos: Using research to help solve important collective problems

Tara Grillos’s research on issues like sustainability and participation in Latin America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia has identified effective and ineffective processes in the communities she has studied, with the goal of pinpointing viable solutions to their problems. Read more


Eric Waltenburg and Dan Goldwasser
Forecasting model could predict which bills get passed

When the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord last year, 20 states resolved to form a new, nonfederal agreement to address climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. According to Purdue University professor of political science Eric Waltenburg... Read more


David Johnson
David Johnson Awarded Grant Funding for Sustainability Studies

Faculty member David Johnson and collaborator Tom Hertel (Ag Econ) have been awarded three million dollars in grant funding from NSF and USDA to study sustainability issues in food, water and energy systems. Read more