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Register for New Course: POLS 430- Disability, Identity and Politics

Oct 28, 2022

Disability raises many difficult questions, which this course will try to answer. Who is disabled, and by what? What (if anything) do people with various physical and/or mental differences have in common with each other? How does disability intersect with other kinds of identity? Is disability in some sense political, and if so how and in what ways?

The Washington Center Internship Webinar with Professor Hurt

Oct 13, 2022

Learn How you can Intern in D.C.

Tuesday, October 18th, 11:10am-12pm, Bldg. 22, Rm. 315

Earn 12 credit units in the summer in the nation’s capital interning for some of the most exciting and prestigious, public, non-profit, and private institutions. Housing included. Come and have all your questions answered. Join us physically or virtually for a campus wide event!

Professor Ning Zhang will give a lecture titled “References, Inferences, and Lifeworlds in Cross-Civilizational Communication between China and the U. S.”

Oct 6, 2022

Years ago, when I told my Ph.D. advisor, an internationally renowned American social scientist, that my tooth was aching because I was stressed about finishing up a paper, he responded by emphasizing that he should never be convinced of the causal connection between these two conditions. 

Professor Latner Puts Voting Rights Research into Action

Sep 28, 2022

In 2021, my research team and I published our second book on the redistricting process in the US with Cambridge University Press, Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism.

Presentation: Disability, Allyship, Identity, and Politics

Sep 21, 2022

Please join us on October 6th from 11AM - 12PM in Bldg. 65, Room 219 for a presentation and discussion about disability allyship and a new course about disability and identity being offered Winter 2023 (POLS 430).

Grad School Info Session with Professors Hurt and Zhang

Sep 21, 2022

Please join us for a Grad School Information Session on October 4th from 11AM - 12PM in Bldg. 38, Room 121. Professors Hurt and Zhang will be leading the event.

Join Us in Welcoming Professor Leanne Giordono, the Newest Addition to our Tenure-Track Faculty

Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Giordono is particularly interested in how communities with disadvantages to inclusion and prosperity (e.g., poverty, disability, education, age, race/ethnicity, etc.) influence and experience public policy decisions.

3+3 B.A./J.D. Program with UC Hastings Law in San Francisco

Sep 14, 2022

Cal Poly has a new partnership with UC Hastings College of the Law to offer an accelerated program through which Political Science students can earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven.

Professor Arceneaux Takes Cal Poly Students to Study Abroad in Spain

Sep 1, 2022

News from Professor Arceceaux:  

I have several advances in my professional development to report. My new book, Political Struggle in Latin America (Springer), traces the struggles of marginalized groups in the region from the colonial period to today.

POLS 430 Disability, Identity and Politics

Aug 29, 2022

Prof. Matthew Moore will be offering a new course in Winter 2023—POLS 430: Disability, Identity and Politics.


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