• UW graduate and professional disciplines have strong showing on US Newsâ Best Graduate Schools rankings

    The University of Washingtonâs graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Reportâs 2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings released late Monday.
    04/08/2024 | UW News
  • April 20: Arts and Sciences Events at Admitted Student Day

    Admitted students and families can engage with the College of Arts and Sciences through several department and program specific events over the next few weeks.

    02/26/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Analysis: Trump is no Navalny, and prosecution in a democracy is a lot different than persecution in Putin’s Russia

    "The death of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, announced on Feb. 16, 2024, lays bare to the world the costs of political persecutions. Although his cause of death remains unknown, the 47-year-old died while serving a 19-year sentence in a Siberian penal colony," writes James Long, professor of political science at the UW.
    02/22/2024 | The Conversation
  • Mentorship for Black Professionals, Earbuds Not Included

    Identity Unboxed, a podcast created by alums Tiana Cole and Brad Blackburn III, explores the experiences of Black professionals in the Seattle area.

    February 2024 Perspectives
  • Trump really could come back — activism against him might not

    The shock of 2016 spurred his critics to fight. A 2024 repeat could prompt flight instead. Megan Ming Francis, an associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
  • Iowa is an 89% match with US demographics & predicts 64% of Democratic nominees

    As the nation’s political attention now turns toward the Hawkeye state, WalletHub compared Iowa’s demographic likeness and public opinions with the U.S. using 22 key metrics. James Long, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
  • Building Connections Through Opera

    Lokela Alexander Minami (BA, 2010; MA, 2012) turned a lifelong passion for opera into a career that introduces others to the art form.

    January 2024 Perspectives
  • Why didn't more Washingtonians vote in the 2023 election?

    Turnout for this year’s November election was the lowest on record since Washington started keeping track in 1936. Statewide, 36.41% of registered voters returned their ballot in 2023. That beats the previous low of 37.1%, held in another odd-year election — 2017, and the one before that, 38.52% in 2015. Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
  • Opinion: Welcome to the new economics of tipping

    "Why do you tip? And have your reasons for tipping changed lately? Is there less gratitude in the mix and more — shall we say — fear?" writes columnist Peter Coy. Anthony Gill, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
    The New York Times
  • Analysis: Delhi air pollution and global climate policy slowdown

    "If a policy imposes costs locally to create benefits across the border, it is likely to run into local opposition. This is the story of Delhi’s air pollution as well as the global slowdown in addressing climate issues," write the UW's Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science.
  • Voting in Emerging Democracies, Despite the Challenges

    Political Science professor James Long studies why many voters choose to participate in elections in emerging democracies despite the considerable personal cost.

    November 2023 Perspectives
  • I am First-Generation: Pedro Caballero

    "My first-gen college experience has inspired my approach to my level of research, work, and connection with this campus along with students and faculty by encouraging me to always go above and beyond what is expected and become eager to learn new things at any moment." – Pedro Caballero, College of Arts & Sciences student majoring in both Political Science and Public Health.

    10/16/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • I am First-Generation: MJ Mencias

    "Being a first-generation college student is a badge of honor and a responsibility I carry with immense pride. It symbolizes the collective hopes and dreams of my family and community, as well as the barriers I have overcome to attain higher education." – MJ Mencias, College of Arts & Sciences student double majoring in both Political Sciences and Law, Society, and Justice.

    10/05/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Opinion: Manchin, Republicans responsible for rising child poverty

    "The rate of child poverty doubled in 2022, despite a growing economy and an increasingly tight labor market. Why? Because of a policy choice made by Congress," writes Scott Lemieux, teaching professor of political science at the UW.
    Tacoma News Tribune
  • Analysis: Taylor Swift & climate change: Shaking off carbon-intensive lifestyle

    "Climate change has emerged as an important issue for the younger generation—that is, Gen Z (born between 1997 and 2012) and Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996). Public opinion polls suggest that these cohorts are more worried about climate change and more supportive of climate policies," write the UW's Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science.