Department News

The Department is thrilled to be able to learn with you again this semester, whether in person, virtually, or anywhere in between. If you have any questions regarding your schedule and the format of a course, contact your professor or Department Chair Deborah Schildkraut. Check back regularly for updates on events, opportunities, and faculty news.

Faculty News

Join us in congratulating Professor Ioannis Evrigenis, who has been named the International Relations (IR) Program Director for the 2020-2021 year!

Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies Brian Schaffner's new book, Hometown Inequality: Race, Class, and Representation in American Local Politics, written with Professor Jesse Rhodes and Raymond La Raja of UMass Amherst, was recently published and is now available.

Associate Professor Eitan Hersh teamed up with Prof. Aaron Kaufman of NYU Abu Dhabi to author an article on “The Political Consequences of Opioid Overdoses.” Read More >

John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry recently published a new article titled "Interest Groups in a Hyper-Partisan World." Read More >

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Upcoming Events

Radical American Partisanship: Prevalence and Correlates of Political Violence in American Politics
Wednesday, March 3 at 12pm ET (Virtual)
Prof. Lilliana Mason of the University of Maryland joins us to discuss her forthcoming book, Radical American Partisanship: Mapping Violent Hostility, Its Causes, & What It Means for Democracy in which she and Prof. Nathan P. Kalmoe of Louisiana State University draw on survey data, history, and psychology to examine radical partisanship in the United States.
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The following courses have updated information relevant to the Fall 2021 semester:

PS 99: The faculty have decided that internships for PS-99 in Fall 2021 can be remote. There is now an acknowledgement form required prior to the start of some internships. Learn more >

PS 196: Independent Studies in Political Science are variable credit. This means that you have the option to choose from a variety of credit hours, and can fit an independent study more flexibly into your course schedule. For more information, please see this checklist, and ask your professors if you are interested in designing an independent study.


The Department of Political Science at Tufts University ranks among the leading undergraduate political science departments in the country. We are committed to enhancing the understanding of our domestic and international political landscape through the four subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Philosophy. Learn more >

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