Our department is recognized as one of the premier political science departments in the world, and our faculty are leaders in their fields. The intellectual life of the department is organized around six subfields that broadly reflect the conceptual and theoretical range of questions addressed in political science. Of course, there are significant areas of overlap between these fields, and as a result, many faculty work in multiple fields. These fields are:

  • Normative Political Theory and Political Philosophy
  • Political Behavior and Identities
  • Political Economy
  • Political Institutions
  • Political Methodology
  • Security, Peace, and Conflict

Members of the faculty have published dozens of books and hundreds of articles that have appeared in every major political science journal and university press. Much of this research has been made possible by the many awards that our faculty members have received from competitive grants and fellowships. Moreover, various members of the faculty serve as editors or on the editorial board of major professional journals and book series, as well as in leadership roles in professional associations. They also maintain a visible presence in public scholarship engagements, for example through contributing testimony to legislative and judicial proceedings, published op-ed pieces and blog posts, briefing public officials, and appearing in a wide area of media engagements.

To learn more about our faculty’s research, please see their personal pages.