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  • Tour the Department | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Department Awards for Students Robert H Birkby Award for Teaching Research Network Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Latin American Public Opinion Project Research on Individuals Politics Society Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Tour the Department Tour the Department Faculty and graduate students in Vanderbilt s Department of Political Science provide an overview of their facilities resources and

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  • Sitemap | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Sitemap Sitemap Home About People Regular Faculty Adjunct Faculty Affiliated Faculty Emeritus Faculty Administration Graduate Students View Faculty by Subfield American Politics Comparative Politics International Relations Political Methodology Political Theory View Graduate Students by Subfield American Politics Comparative Politics International Relations Political Methodology Political Theory View People by Research Network Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions CSDI Latin American Public Opinion Project LAPOP Research on Individuals Politics and Society Lab RIPS Graduate Program About the Program American Politics Subfield Overview of American Politics Program Faculty Listing Studying American Politics at Vanderbilt Comprehensive Exam Current and Recent Graduate Courses Current Graduate Students in American Politics Related Centers and Events Public Opinion Speaker Series Experimental Speaker Series CSDI Speaker Series Graduate Student Colloquium Series Comparative Politics Subfield Overview of Comparative Politics Program Faculty Listing Studying Comparative Politics at Vanderbilt Comprehensive Exam Current and Recent Graduate Courses Current Graduate Students in Comparative Politics Related Centers and Events International Relations Subfield Overview of International Relations Program Faculty Listing Studying International Relations at Vanderbilt Comprehensive Exam Current and Recent Graduate Courses Current Graduate Students in International Relations International Relations Colloquium Political Theory Subfield Overview of Political Theory Program Faculty Listing Studying Political Theory at Vanderbilt Comprehensive Exam Graduate Coursework Current Graduate Students in Political Theory Related Centers and Program Political Methodology Subfield Overview of Political Methodology Program Faculty Listing Studying Political Methodology at Vanderbilt Comprehensive Exam Current and Recent Graduate Courses Current Graduate Students in Political Methodology Applying to the Graduate Program Placement Graduate Student Successes Recent Fellowships and Awards Recent Graduate Student Publications Recent Placements Current Graduate Students Current Courses Students on the Market Undergraduate Major About the Program Major in Political Science Minors Current Schedule of Courses Individualized Instruction Courses Honors Program Internships Political Theory for Undergraduates Undergraduate Political Science Association Pi

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  • Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    00 3 30 p m and by appointment Education Ph D Political Science University of Pittsburgh M A Political Science University of Pittsburgh M A International Studies Florida International University Subfields Comparative Politics Research Networks Latin American Public Opinion Project LAPOP Specializations Democracy Local development Migration Latin America Curriculum Vitae Jonathan Hiskey Associate Chair Director of Graduate Studies Associate Professor Associate Professor of Sociology by courtesy Jonathan Hiskey is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at Vanderbilt University Hiskey received his Ph D from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 winning the 2001 American Political Science Association s Gabriel A Almond award for best dissertation in comparative politics After spending five years at the University of California Riverside he joined Vanderbilt in 2005 His research interests center on local development processes in Latin America during times of political and economic reform In particular much of his research has focused on the development consequences of Latin America s uneven political and economic transitions over the past thirty years with a particular interest in Mexico More recently Hiskey has carried out research on the political implications of migration for sending communities across Latin America He is the author of articles in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science British Journal of Political Science Comparative Politics Electoral Studies and the Latin American Research Review Most recently Hiskey was a contributor and co editor of a special volume of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science entitled Continental Divides International Migration in the Americas July 2010 Representative publications Hiskey Jonathan T and Gary L Goodman The Participation Paradox of Indigenous Autonomy in Mexico Latin American Politics and Society 53 2 2011 61 86 Hiskey Jonathan T and Diana Orces Transition Shocks and Emigration Profiles

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/political-science/bio/jonathan-hiskey (2016-02-16)
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  • 4 + 1 Program | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt undergraduate students to complete the bachelor s and master s degree in four years of undergraduate study plus one year of graduate study More information about the overall 4 1 program can be found here 4 1 MA candidates must complete 30 hours of 300 level course work and submit a thesis or complete a field examination Among the 30 hours students are expected to attend Math Camp the week before the 1 year begins complete the two course sequence in methods PSCI 355 Research Methods and PSCI 356 Statistics I and at least 6 hours in one major field of study American Politics Comparative Politics International Relations or Political Theory The thesis is directed and approved by a two person committee comprised of the student s advisor and one other faculty member The comprehensive exam is evaluated by a two person committee within the student s major field Students applying to the 4 1 Program in Political Science should have at least a 3 5 overall and major GPA The GRE is not required Ideally students would apply in the junior year The application process requires the following steps 1 Meet with the Director of Graduate Studies Professor

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  • Applying to the Graduate Program | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Individuals Politics Society Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Graduate Program Applying to the Graduate Program Applying to the Graduate Program Admission to the PhD program in Political Science is through online application Note that the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt does not have a Master s program for non Vanderbilt undergraduates PhD students can pick up the Master s degree en route to the PhD There is no terminal Master s program for non Vanderbilt undergraduates Application to the PhD program in Political Science requires an official OR unofficial transcript from each college or university attended recent GRE scores for the verbal mathematical and written portions of the exam three letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with the applicant s academic record a statement of purpose indicating the student s interests and career goals a writing sample of 15 25 double spaced pages preferably a paper from a course that illustrates the candidate s ability to write and to conduct research students from non English speaking countries should also submit a recent TOEFL score Students who have received degrees from English speaking institutions are exempt from this requirement Applicants should go to the Graduate School website for more information on admission Click here to access the online application for Political Science There is no application fee for the PhD program When making admission decisions the Graduate Committee weighs all of the evidence grades recommendations GRE s and TOEFL scores writing sample and statement of purpose Candidates should have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3 3 and a GPA of 3 5 in their major field There is no minimum score for the GRE s but admitted students typically have average scores above the 70th percentile on the verbal mathematic and

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  • Department of Political Science Graduate Professionalization Workshops | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    Latin American Public Opinion Project Research on Individuals Politics Society Lab Visiting Speakers News News Video Current Events Giving Home Graduate Program Department of Political Science Graduate Professionalization Workshops Department of Political Science Graduate Professionalization Workshops Explore the Graduate Program Overview of Program Placement Graduate Student Successes Current Graduate Students Current Courses Resources for Current Graduate Students 2013 2014 Graduate Professionalism Workshops 9 16 13 Developing a Competitive Grant Proposal 10 14 13 Briefing on Faculty Recruitment 12 9 13 Making the Most of Your RA TA assignment 1 27 14 Making the Most of Summer 2 3 14 The publication process 2 17 14 Navigating Cyberspace as a Professional Political Scientist 3 10 14 How to Build an Effective Presentation Strategies for Research and Teaching 3 31 14 Early Steps to Prepare for the Job Market 4 21 14 Preparing for Comps 2012 2013 Graduate Professionalism Workshops 9 11 12 Developing a competitive grant proposal 10 9 12 Effective computing practices 11 13 12 Managing time life and everything else 12 4 12 Making the most of your RA TA assignment 2 11 13 Making the most of summer 2 25 13 From idea to publication Insight into the publication process 4 1 13 Early steps to prepare for the job market 4 15 13 Preparing for comps 2011 2012 Graduate Professionalism Workshops 9 19 11 Strategies to succeed in coursework 10 14 11 Effective Time Management 10 17 11 Show me the money Developing a competitive grant proposal 11 4 11 Publishing in Political Science with Rick Wilson and John Geer 11 14 11 Making the most of conferences When to go why and how 12 12 11 RA TA expectations and getting the most out of your RA TA experience 1 12 12 Critiquing without contempt maintaining

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  • George J. Graham Memorial Graduate Student Symposium Series | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    and Endogenous Expertise Formation Does Politicization Reduce Bureaucratic Investment in Policy Expertise 3 12 2014 Jen Selin Agency Independence and Compliance with the Law 3 12 2014 Steve Utych Dehumanizing the Cost of War How Politicians Talk about Death in the Iraq War 3 12 2014 Mollie Cohen Apathy Political Information and Invalid Voting 3 12 2014 Laura Sellers The Middle Class Insecurity and Democracy in Latin America with Liz Zechmeister and William Young 3 26 2014 Matt DiLorenzo Leader Survival Natural Disasters and International Conflict 3 26 2014 Eelco van der Maat 3 26 2014 Evan Haglund Presidential Priorities in the Appointments Process Fall 2013 series featured the following talks 8 20 13 Camille Burge The Tie that Binds Exploring the Roles of Group Based and Intergroup Emotions in African American Politics 8 20 13 Evan Haglund Help Wanted Presidential Prioritization in the Appointments Process 8 20 13 Mason Moseley Ballots and Blockades Political Institutions and the Normalization of Protest in Latin America Spring 2013 series featured the following talks 3 18 13 Brian Faughnan The Effects of Colombia s National Coffee Federation on Conventional and Unconventional Political Behaviors 3 18 13 Matthew Layton Conditional Social Assistance and Civic Citizenship Policy Feedback in Brazil 3 18 13 Stephen Utych Rhetoric about Death in Congressional Speeches 3 18 13 Camille Burge The Meaning and Implications of Racial Resentment across the Racial Divide with Cindy Kam 3 18 13 Matthew DiLorenzo Intergovernmental Organizations State Socialization and Domestic Political Change 3 25 13 Claire Abernathy Legislative Correspondence Management Practices Congressional Offices and the Treatment of Constituency Opinion 3 25 13 Jennifer Selin Political Responsiveness and Agency Independence 3 25 13 Camille Burge Rally Around Group Identity Group Response to External Threats with Gbemende Johnson 3 25 13 Eelco Van de Maat Slipping Leaders and the Dogs of War Authoritarian Elite Competition and Indiscriminate Violence Fall 2012 8 21 12 Daniel Zizumbo Missing the Rally Terrorism and the Rally Round the Flag Effect during the 2004 Spanish Elections 8 21 12 Margarita Corral Electoral Rules and Political Representation in Bolivia 8 21 12 Scott Limbocker Redefining the Third Face of Parties Multiple Donor Networks in the Invisible Primary Stage of Presidential Nomination Campaigns 2003 2011 8 21 12 Steve Rogers Accountability in a Federal System 12 4 12 Camille Burge Talking about Emotions in Politics 12 4 12 Farhana Loonat The Social Construction of Shame in Rape 12 4 12 Matthew Layton Municipal versus National Electoral Cycles and Social Assistance Coverage in Brazil 2004 2011 Spring 2012 3 26 12 Stephen Utych Information Seeking in Close Elections with Cindy Kam 3 26 12 Brian Faughnan Substituting the State The Colombian Coffee Federation s Effect on Democratic Behaviors and Attitudes 3 26 12 Daniel Zizumbo Colunga The Dark Side of Social Capital The Interactive Role of Interpersonal Trust and Trust in Law Enforcement as Predictors of Support for Vigilante Justice 3 12 12 Becca McBride The Coevolution of Child Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Graduate Program | Department of Political Science | Vanderbilt University
    4 1 program which allows Vanderbilt undergraduates to earn a BA MA in political science in five years Doctoral students can earn a Master s in passing after advancing to candidacy Doctoral students who are leaving the program can earn a Terminal Master s degree What is the admissions process We receive over 175 applications per year and can admit less than 15 of applicants Each year about 10 students matriculate into the program Admission to the graduate programs is through online application Applicants must submit 1 an official transcript from each college or university attended 2 recent GRE scores for the verbal mathematical and written portions of the exam 3 three letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with the applicant s academic record 3 a statement of purpose indicating the student s interests and career goals 4 a writing sample of approximately 15 25 pages preferably a paper from a course that illustrates the candidate s ability to write and to conduct research 5 Students from non English speaking countries should also submit a recent TOEFL score Applicants should go to the Graduate School website for more information on admission Click here to access the online application for Political Science There is no charge for online applications The Graduate Committee reviews several aspects of an applicant s file the personal statement academic record standardized test scores letters of recommendation and writing sample Successful applicants must be able to use the personal statement to articulate clearly their interest in pursuing a doctorate in political science Successful applicants general have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3 3 and a GPA of 3 5 in their major field There is no minimum score for the GRE but the average quantitative GRE score of admitted applicants was 700 and

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