Faculty spotlights

Faculty spotlight: Chris Saladino researches the local "craft" economy

October 17, 2018

When Professor Chris Saladino took a day trip to RM Felts Packing Co. to pick up some “amazing” ham and bacon in Ivor, Va. a few years back, he had no idea it would lead to a series of conference presentations, news interviews and a possible book chapter. But so far that’s exactly what has happened.

Where in the world?: POLI faculty trot the globe

October 15, 2018

Our Political Science faculty have been busy this year! Check out this feature that illustrates all the cool places they’ve been and why they were there.

Keena says N.C. gerrymandering ruling could impact upcoming House elections

August 28, 2018

On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina held that a 2016 congressional district plan passed by the North Carolina legislature constitutes an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander in violation of the First and 14th amendments, noting that “the Constitution does not allow elected officials to enact laws that distort the marketplace of political ideas so as to intentionally favor certain political beliefs, parties, or candidates and disfavor others.” The court ordered that new maps be drawn for the upcoming November elections.

New faces and new places: Two new scholars join VCU POLI faculty

August 15, 2018

The Department of Political Science is excited to introduce our students and alumni to two new faculty members this fall semester: Michael Paarlberg and Alex Keena.