Department News

Welcome back, everyone! 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. Below you can find two events and an exciting virtual course offering to consider for this fall. If you are eligible to vote and have not already registered, you can do so on TurboVote.

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 β€œThe 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

PS-09: Workshop in Political Science: Political Perspectives on Policing, Race, and the Demonstrations (Virtual) led by Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science Vickie Sullivan, and Professor David Art
M 12-1:15pm ET
Course meets once per week on zoom to engage and learn from outside speakers from a multiplicity of perspectives, backgrounds, and fields, including academia, journalism, advocacy, politics, and the military on the topic of the demonstrations and the movement resisting police brutality towards people of color.


The following courses have updated information relevant to the Fall 2020 semester:

PS 99: The faculty have decided that internships for PS-99 in the fall 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 now 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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