Department of
Political Science

Curiosity, Generosity, and New Knowledge

From electronic art to silver mining in Bolivia, the German Enlightenment to Congressional productivity, our faculty are able to extend their research based on donor support from Great Conversations.

Speak. Disrupt. Empower.

Political science professor Courtenay Daum researches how the right to free speech enables the modern protest movements of marginalized groups.

Winter 2017

Long-time politician breaks gender and race boundaries to reach many “firsts”

After growing up in a mixed-race neighborhood in Greeley and facing discrimination and prejudice as a Latina woman, Polly Baca worked to break gender and race boundaries, becoming many “firsts” in Colorado’s legislature.

Spring 2017

The Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership

Whether in the classrooms of the political science department or the halls of the State Capitol, Dr. John Straayer’s passion for public service and shared governance has shaped multiple-generations of civic leaders.

Winter 2016

Environmental justice group emerges at CSU

A growing number of CSU faculty, staff and students have been joining a campus initiative focused on environmental justice.

Student Spotlight: Trevor Abeyta

Trevor Abeyta reflects on the invaluable experience he has gained through the Political Science department’s graduate internship program.

Spring 2016

Kyle Saunders, CSU’s ‘political guru,’ discusses the 2016 presidential election

Kyle Saunders explains his conspiracy theory research, analyzes the primary election process, and shares what has surprised him about this year’s presidential race.