News & Announcements Archive

Welcome New Faculty

Dr. Vesla Weaver Vesla Mae Weaver (Phd, Harvard, Government and Social Policy) is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and a 2016-17 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Weaver is broadly interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and […]


Congratulations Zach Reyna

Congratulations to Zach Reyna who is the recipient of the Foundations of Political Theory Best Paper Award. The award, given by the Foundations of Political Theory Section of APSA, recognizes the best paper presented on a Foundations panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.


Congratulations Sally Lawton

Congratulations to Sally Lawton on being named a Norton Long Scholar by the Urban Politics Section of APSA. The Norton Long Young Scholars Award is given to individuals completing their PhD (or within 3 years of earning their degree) who have submitted a paper proposal to the 2017 APSA meeting.


Congratulations Dr. Matthew Kocher

Congratulations to Dr. Mathew Kocher on winning the 2017 Heinz I. Eulau Award from the APSA for the best article published in Perspectives on Politics in 2016. The article is entitled, “Lines of Demarcation: Causation, Design-Based Inference, and Historical Research” (co-authored with Nuno Monteiro)


Former longtime professor J. Woodford (Woody) Howard passes away

J Woodford “Woody” Howard Jr., a former longtime Johns Hopkins University professor of political science and constitutional law who was also a patron of the arts and a collector of modern art, died May 19 at his Roland Park Place home. The obituary can be read in the Baltimore Sun. Dear Friends, It is with […]


Congratulations Elizabeth Mendenhall

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mendenhall on her appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island!


Congratulations Ayako Hiramatsu

Congratulations to Ayako Hiramatsu on her appointment as Assistant Professor of British and American Studies at Nanzan University, Japan!


Congratulations Cara Daggett

Congratulations to Cara Daggett on her appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech!


Congratulations Chad Shomura

Congratulations to Chad Shomura on his appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Denver!


Congratulations Lauren Foley

Congratulations to Lauren Foley on being awarded a Jefferson Scholars Foundation fellowship at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia!