Politics of Groups and Identities

The department has a strong commitment to the study of politics, groups, and identities (PGI).  This field cuts across traditional subfields of political science to create a program of research, practice, and policy that focuses on racial and ethnic minorities, class, gender, sexual identity and orientation, and other salient political identities in the United States and abroad.  PGI faculty explore the relationships among politics, policies, and structures.  They teach and conduct research on representation and democratic responsiveness, political participation and social movements, power and legitimacy, media framing and public opinion, and intersectionality. 

PGI faculty and students participate actively in programs across campus, including the Purdue Policy Research Institute; the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion; African American Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center; the Advanced Methods at Purdue initiative; the Integrative Data Science Initiative; Cornerstone; and the graduate certificate in social policy.  


Research and Faculty

More information about courses and degrees are found in American Politics.

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