Latina Vol Maria Urias discovered her calling in sociology and is using her research to better Appalachian Tennessee–the community that raised her.
On November 23, 2020, then President-elect Joe Biden announced that Shuwanza Goff—a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville—would join his administration as deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs and liaison to the House of Representatives.
Christopher Ojeda, an assistant professor of political science, and his colleague Claudia Landwehr, recently published a letter in American Political Science Review arguing that people with symptoms of depression are less likely to be politically active.
For two decades, professor Tim Ezzell and his students have led dozens of community projects in Appalachian communities across Tennessee as part of a federal applied research program to spur economic development in the region.
When the pandemic moved classes online, Lecturer Hemant Sharma of the Department of Political Science created textbook chapters with videos and real-time current event updates for students in his constitutional law class.
Conny Sidi Kazungu remembers hearing her dad’s voice on the other end of the phone and exhaling. Only minutes earlier, she had heard the blast from her home. Suicide bombers in trucks parked outside the US Embassy in Nairobi had exploded, killing more than 200 people.
Richard Pacelle, head of UT’s Department of Political Science, discussed the Democratic candidates and what can be expected from the upcoming primary season.
After six days of peace talks in Qatar, the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban appear closer to an agreement that could end US troops’ 17-year presence in the country.
UT alumna Shuwanza Goff made political history with the shift of the House majority to the Democratic Party.
A coalition of nearly 40 student groups and academic units at UT is launching a voter registration campaign on campus.
UT political science professor Michael Fitzgerald talks to WBIR about policy implications of President Trump’s first State of the Union.
Political science professor Richard Pacelle stopped by WBIR to share his thoughts on how the government shutdown may effect East Tennessee.