Department of Political Science

University of Mississippi

News and Events

UM Professor Hopes to Shed Light on Voter Wait Times

Election Day study introduces students to data collection and analysis JANUARY 12, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM A University of Mississippi political science professor and her students are collaborating with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth University and 25 other universities to study wait times at polling places in the 2016 presidential election. Julie A. Wronski, an assistant […]


Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Research Conference

2017 Mississippi Pi Sigma Alpha Conference for Undergraduate Research Saturday, April 15, 2017                            The University of Mississippi—Oxford, MS   Call for Papers The Alpha Rho chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha at The University of Mississippi is hosting the third annual Mississippi Pi Sigma Alpha Conference for Undergraduate Research on April 15th, 2017. All political science […]


New Jersey Intern Genevieve LaPola

Genevieve LaPola Interned with Congressman Scott Garett, New Jersey district 5.


Washington D.C. Intern Emily McKee

    Emily McKee “I interned for Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) in his Washington, D.C. office. Living in D.C. and working on Capitol Hill was such an amazing opportunity. I learned so much and was able to meet so many interesting people. It is definitely an experience I will never forget!”  


Ohio Intern Charlotte Nichols

  Charlotte Nichols “I had such an amazing experience interning with Congressman Dave Joyce of Ohio this summer. Since he is a member of the Appropriations Committee, I had the unique opportunity to sit in on a number of their meetings. I learned so much about the legislative process and am looking forward to spending […]


Kids in the Capitol Program Gives Fifth-Graders a Look at Government

UM McLean Institute, Department of Political Science collaborate to create opportunities May 5, 2016 By Christina Steube The UM McLean Institute and Department of Political Science collaborated to take fifth-grade students from Charleston Middle School on a field trip to the Capitol in Jackson during the legislative session. OXFORD, Miss. – Dozens of middle school […]


AT&T Donates $100,000 for Gov. Haley Barbour Endowment at UM

Contribution to endowment is one of the first by a major corporation April 14, 2016 By Staff Report Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (left) visits with Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T Mississippi, and UM Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter on the Ole Miss campus. Photo by Bill Dabney, UM Foundation OXFORD, Miss. – AT&T has donated $100,000 […]


Eleven UM Researchers Awarded Competitive Internal Grants

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs issues request for new proposals February 12, 2016 By Edwin Smith Alice Clark OXFORD, Miss. – The research projects of 11 University of Mississippi faculty members were funded recently, thanks to a competitive internal grants program piloted in 2015 by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The program, […]


Public Policy Student Rod Bridges and Political Science Professor Bob Brown Recognized for Academic Excellence

Public Policy Student Rod Bridges and Political Science Professor Bob Brown Recognized for Academic Excellence The 29th annual Mississippi Universities Higher Education Appreciation Day—Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) program recognized Robert Brown, professor of political science (left), and Rod Bridges, president of the University of Mississippi Associated Student Body and a public policy leadership and pre-med major in the Sally […]


Peace Society Annual Conference

International Conference at UM Focuses on Global Conflict Management 49th annual meeting of Peace Science Society unites preeminent group for discussion, research NOVEMBER 16, 2015 | BY EDWIN SMITH David Carter of Princeton University answers questions after speaking at the 49th Annual North American meeting of the Peace Science Society (International). Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications […]