political science

Former congressman named Dean’s Visiting Professor in UCI School of Social Sciences

Former U.S. Rep. John B.T. Campbell III has been appointed the 2015-16 Dean’s Visiting Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Previously held by former California Assemblyman Jose Solorio, the position involves teaching two undergraduate courses: The U.S. Congress and The American Legislator, the latter of which is a new class Campbell is developing for the spring quarter.

Charles Anthony Smith

Political science study co-authored by UCI debunks idea of public opinion backlash

Does putting same-sex marriage in the public spotlight impede future policy gains for gay and lesbian couples? A new study says no, contrary to previous research on the topic. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Political Science, should bring hope to marginalized groups that may otherwise be dissuaded from pursuing public change, said Charles Anthony Smith, UCI associate professor of political science and study co-author.

Peter Ditto

Political liberals display greater happiness, UCI study finds

Results contradict earlier self-reports of higher spirits among conservatives

Life of the party

To make the most of his UC Irvine education, Jose Quintana has thrown himself into politics

Soraya Azzawi

Focusing on refugees

Dalai Lama Scholar Soraya Azzawi is dedicated to raising awareness of human rights struggles and the plight of refugees around the world.

Professor Russell Dalton

The influence of independents

New bloc of voters who eschew traditional party politics could determine next president, professor says.

A passion for politics

Sophomore Sanaa Khan spent much of Welcome Week signing up new voters. Her enthusiasm is evident both in and out of class.

The mainstreaming of black politics

New book by UCI professor Katherine Tate examines factors behind burgeoning ranks of African Americans in Congress.

UCI alumna Doreen Fang

UCI alum recalls billiard cues, tuna melts

Doreen Fang ’94, who recently competed on ‘The Next Food Network Star,’ is cooking up quite a career.

Chris Stout

Probing racial, gender politics

Grad student Chris Stout studies discrepancy between what voters say and do.