Department of Politics

  • To better understand urban politics on public housing, students enrolled in Politics 234 visited the former site of Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes on the city’s South Side. Students were able to see first hand the scarcity of resources available to residents of this Chicago community and the new mixed-income developments being built where the projects once stood.

Our students draw on a firm grounding in political theory and historical context to gain insights into such topics as African politics, Islamic fundamentalism, and the role of mass media in American politics.

Politics students take their grounding in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public law to research with faculty and to off-campus opportunities, from part-time work in congressional or law offices to interning in Chicago agencies, like the Chicago Housing Authority.


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  • February 21 Image preview

    The Department of Politics is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hartney as assistant professor of politics.

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  • January 25 Image preview
    After graduating from Lake Forest College with a B.A. in Politics, Collin Lever headed back East, to his home state of New Hampshire, where he found employment as a grassroots political campaign organizer with the state’s Democratic Party organization.  In the run-up to the New Hampshire primaries (in January of 2012) through the presidential and Congressional elections (in November of 2012), Collin did a wide-range of election-related activities. More »
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