Political Science Department

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Congratulations to Cory Manento on his disseration defense, October 21, 2020. 
Title: Trust, Cues, and Cash: The Causes and Consequences of Outsider Success in Congressional Primaries
Dissertation Committee: Wendy Schiller (Chair), Paul Testa, and Susan Moffitt

Scholars in the Public Arena

Juliet HookerJuliet HookerProfessor Juliet Hooker will be a panelist on 
Black Women and the Vote / Virtual Panel and Q & A
Friday, October 23, 2020
3:00 - 4:30pm
Register here to attend the panel discussion, which will take place via Zoom.

The discussion will focus on Black women's political engagement and activism, including efforts to secure and protect voting rights, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Beginning with a discussion of the 14th Amendment as a precedent for the 19th Amendment and the work of Black women abolitionists in the 19th century, the discussion will go on to engage with early civil rights era activism, and culminate with a look at contemporary politics, including Black women's leadership in the Democratic party and in movements for racial and gender justice. Other panelists include Françoise Hamlin, Associate Professor of Africana studies and History, and Emily Owens, David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History. Moderated by Tanya Katerí Hernández '86, P'20, the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law.

Presented by the Pembroke Center and the Pembroke Center Associates. Co-sponsored by the Pembroke Club, the Inman Page Black Alumni Council, and the Women's Leadership Council. 



The political science department at Brown University is a dynamic community of scholars and students investigating some of the largest, most pressing challenges of political life today. Our faculty are at the leading edge of research in all the traditional subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. We study many different regions of the world, and we engage a wide variety of methods and intellectual approaches. We have a vibrant PhD program that trains graduate students for careers in academia and advanced research. Our undergraduate major is one of the largest on campus, although most of our classes are small and allow students to work closely with faculty members. Our graduates pursue a wide range of different careers paths, including law, public service, business, education, and more.

Our faculty and students profit from the many outstanding institutes, centers, and programs at Brown that bear on the study of politics. These include the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the Watson Institute for International & Public AffairsMasters in Public Affairs Program, the Program in Urban Studies, the Center for Contemporary South Asia, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Political Theory Project, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in AmericaMiddle East StudiesDevelopment Studies, the Population Studies and Training Center, and Africana Studies. Together we are a community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars at the cutting edge in the study of political life. We are diverse in approach, method, and field of study, but we work closely together to foster new understanding and creative approaches to the political challenges of our increasingly complex world.