Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Trinity College, University of Dublin, is one of the top Political Science departments in Europe. It is a vibrant, outward-looking department that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching..
- Prestigious Grattan Scholarships Awarded to Postgraduate Students
Scholarships were awarded to three Ph.D. students chosen for their scholarly achievements and their ambition to improve society through research and education. Well done to Lisa Keenan (Political Science), Katarzyna Kozien (Sociology) and Alan Walsh (Economics).
- New appointments in Political Science
The Department welcomes four new members of staff as from the start of academic year 2013-14. Dr Michelle D'Arcy (Quality of Governance Institute, Goteborg) is Assistant Professor in the Politics of Developing Countries, and Dr Tom Louwerse (University of Leiden) is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics. Dr Jean-Yves Haine (University of Toronto) and Caroline McEvoy (TCD) join the staff as teaching Fellows.
- Departure of staff members
In summer 2013 a number of staff members moved on to new positions: Dr Christian Houle (Michigan State University), Dr Koji Kagotani, Dr Paul Kenny (Australian National University), Dr Tom Pegram (University College London), Dr Jeff Weber (Keimyung University Taegu). We thank them for their great contribution and wish them well in their new positions.
In The Spotlight
Trinity Politics Department rated 31st best in the world
In the 2013 QS Subject Rankings for 'Politics and International Studies' published in May 2013, Trinity College Dublin was rated number 31 in the world, number 8 in Europe, and number 1 in Ireland.
Celebrating 50 Years of Political Science Graduates
The Department invited former political science students to join us at a series of special events on 23-24 August 2013.