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We are very pleased to share that a couple of our recent alums are the 2024 recipients of a few APSA Awards. We want to congratulate our alums, Anna Callis & Anirvan Chowdhury. Please see the awards they received below. Anna Callis Sage Best Paper Prize for her paper, “When Economic Elites Support Democratization: Evidence from Argentina.” Anirvan Chowdhury Aaron Wildavsky Award for Best Dissertation...

The Political Science Department is thrilled to announce Alum Shterna Friedman as the recipient of the Inaugural Melvin Richter Prize, which is awarded by t he International Conference for the Study of Political Thought. She receives this for the best dissertation in the history of political thought, for “Kant, Hegel, and the Rise of Systemic Social Theory.” Her dissertation committee was Kinch Hoekstra (chair), Daniela...

Associate Professor Michaela Mattes has been awarded the 2024 Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award. Excellent mentorship has a transformative effect on the well-being, academic success, and overall experience of our graduate students, never more so than during these challenging times. It is something to be celebrated and acknowledged. Michaela Mattes has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to helping UC Berkeley graduate students to succeed academically, professionally...

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship is proud to announce its 2024-2025 Class of Fellows Tatiana Butte (Geography): Environmental Justice Chan Venh Lam (Political Science): Affordable Housing for Formerly Incarcerated Students Ariana Kretz (History, Minors in Conservation and Resource Studies and Public Policy): Intersection of Indigenous sovereignty and environmental issues The Gardner Fellowship program selects three Fellows from the graduating classes at UC Berkeley and...

We are delighted to share that PhD alum Jason Klocek has been awarded the JPR article of the year for the article he co-author with Hyun Jeong Ha and Nathanael Gratias Sumaktoyo entitled “ Regime change and religious discrimination after the Arab uprisings.” To learn more about his award, click this link, https://www.prio.org/news/3501#:~:text=Phillips%20(University%20of%20Essex)%20has,(JPR%2060%3A3)

We're please to share that in the newest episode of the Matrix podcast, our very own Political Science graduate student Jennie Barker interviews sociologist Yan Long about her research on the history of public health policy in China. While their discussion centers Long's research on HIV/AIDS activism in China, the broader insights about the political nature of public health is relevant for understanding how states...