News from the Department of Political Science Spring 2020

Amherst College Ranked in the Top 10 Best Colleges for Political Science!!!

Congratulations to the Faculty and Staff of the Political Science Department at Amherst College for this achievement.

The Political Science program at Amherst College is featured on the 2020 Best Colleges list! Our rankings are the first to be based on median early-career salary data of over 5 million graduates from the U.S. Department of Education's resource, College Scorecard.  
 
 
All salary numbers are representative of graduates from the subject area and degree level specified. The rankings also include the median total debt from College Scorecard, which represents the debt accumulated by student borrowers of federal loans who completed a degree in the indicated field of study. Both salary and total debt data are based on school-reported information about students' program of completion. 
 
Additionally, you can find more information in the press release. Congratulations!

Our Visiting Faculty for Spring 2020

Salcedo    
Professor Gustavo E. Salcedo Avila - Karl Loewenstein Fellow and visiting professor
  • Professor Salcedo is teaching:
    • POSC 352 - History of International Relations 

   Gessen

Professor Masha Gessen - John McCloy '16 Professor of American Institute & Int'l Diplomacy
  • Professor Gessen is teaching:
    • POSC 120 - Trump and the Media

Roelofs          Roelofs Book

Professor Monique Roelofs- Karl Loewenstein Fellow and visiting professor.
  • Professor Roelofs is teaching:
    • POSC 256 - Fast Fiction, Flare Politics, Flash Philosophy
    • POSC 375/SWAG 376 - Critical Theory and the Politics of Race and Gender

Professor Monique Roelofs publishes her new book: 

Link to Book (Amazon)

"Arts of Address: Being Alive to Language and the World"  Roelofs Book

There will be a book launch and talk at the CHI Think Tank , room 210 in Frost Library, on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 4:30-6:00 PM. The event will consist of a brief conversation (with Raphael Sigal) about the book and then discussion, followed by a celebration over wine. This event is free and open to the public. Come and join the celebration.


Falk

Professor Lorne Falk - visiting lecturer in Political SCience.
  • Professor Falk is teaching:
    • POSC 262 - The Affective Interface

  Pleshakov

 Professor Constantine Pleshakov - Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Professor Pleshakov is teaching:
    • POSC 301 - Terrorism and Revolution: A Case Study of Russia

Wise

Professor Tess Wise - Visiting Professor of Political Science.
  • Professor Wise is teaching:
    • POSC 357 - Identity Politics
    • POSC 358 - Political Ethnography

New Political Science Courses Offered Spring 2020

  • POSC 256 - Fast Fiction, Flare Politics, Flash Philosophy - Professor Monique Roelofs
  • POSC 262 - The Affective Interface - Professor Lorne Falk
  • POSC 336 / SPAN 336 - Democracy in Latin America - Professor Javier Corrales
  • POSC 352 - History of International Relations - Professor Gustavo Salcedo
  • POSC 357 - Identity Politics - Professor Tess Wise
  • POSC 358 - Political Ethnography - Professor Tess Wise
  • POSC 375 / SWAG 376 - Critical Theory and the Politics of Race and Gender - Professor Monique Roelofs
  • POSC 428 - Post Structuralist Thinking on Power, Governance and Subjectivity - Professors Kasper Villadsen and Thomas Dumm.

 IR Certificate Courses Offered this Semester

  • POSC 214 / HIST 215 - Geopolitics and American Foreign Policy - Professor Pavel Machala
  • POSC 215 - Democratic Backsliding - Professor Javier Corrales
  • POSC 301 - Terrorism and Revolution: A case Study of Russia - Professor Constantine Pleshakov
  • POSC 313 - Reading Politics - Professor Pavel Machala
  • POSC 352 - History of International Relations - Professor Gustavo Salcedo
  • POSC 407 / SWAG 400 - Contemporary Debates: Gender and the Right-Wing Populism - Professor Amrita Basu