Brianna Cusanno ’17 published in undergraduate journal of law and policy

Brianna Cusanno ’17 was published in an undergraduate journal of law and policy. It began as a term paper in her Constitutional Law course, then was presented at last year’s national conference on voting rights and democratic participation.

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Senior Paul Cancilla and Professor Shannan Mattiace Do Fieldwork in Mexico City

Paul Cancilla ’16 and Professor of Political Science and International Studies Shannan Mattiace traveled to Mexico City in January for a week of fieldwork. Paul is writing a Senior Project on the relationship between public space and democracy in one Mexico City neighborhood. Professor Mattiace, who is involved in a multi-year Great Lakes Colleges Association project on Mexico City, is looking at citizenship responses to insecurity in the city.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Wesoky Presents at Symposium on Gender and Transnational Identities in Contemporary Asia

Professor of Political Science Sharon Wesoky was an invited presenter at the Symposium on Gender and Transnational Identities in Contemporary Asia at the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana. Professor Wesoky spoke on “Feminism Becomes Neoliberalism: Reflections on Two Decades of Feminist Resistances in Globalizing China.”

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Allegheny College Senior Abby Lombard Chosen for House Legislative Program

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Dec. 2, 2015 – Allegheny College senior Abby Lombard, of Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship for 13 weeks beginning Jan. 12, 2016.

The highly competitive fellowship program places students in leadership offices, such as offices of committee chairmen, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As one of the only legislative fellows this year to be placed on two committees, Lombard will be working with the Veterans Affairs/Emergency Preparedness and the Transportation committees.

The program provides fellows with access to weekly workshops with key thinkers, planners and decision makers. Fellows also attend committee hearings and meetings as well as House Sessions. The final project for each fellow is to research, draft and present a piece of legislation.

“My dream is to enter into the political world and eventually get into government service,” says Lombard, a history and political science double major and philosophy minor. “I’ve worked for a congressman and for local government, but I’ve never had state experience. I believe I can really benefit from this.”

“This fellowship is the perfect culmination of all the work Abby has been doing here,” says Patrick Jackson, visiting professor of religious studies and history at Allegheny who also mentors students who are applying for nationally competitive awards and fellowships. “This will bring all her experiences and knowledge together in a real-world way, not to mention the up-close, behind-the-scenes access she’s going to get to Pennsylvania lawmakers. Beyond that, she’ll also get experience being a legislator. Abby has political aspirations, so the sooner she gets used to turning ideas into policy, the better.”

During her time at Allegheny, Lombard has served as a student Fellow for Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation. In September 2014, she traveled to Harvard University to represent Allegheny at the Bipartisan National Conference, and in spring 2015, she spent the semester studying in Australia. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the college’s service fraternity; executive board president of the Residence Hall Association; student advisory board member for the Department of History; and student representative on the History and Heritage Committee.

In summer 2014, Lombard completed an internship at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. In 2015, she interned with Congressman John Katko in Syracuse. She also has worked in the Office of the Onondaga County Executive in Syracuse.

Following graduation, Lombard has accepted a position with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland and eventually plans to attend graduate school and run for office.

The Legislative Fellowship Program was created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee. Since 1982, nearly 400 students have participated in the program, and approximately 30 percent have found employment in state government.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Senior Abigail Lombard Awarded House Legislative Fellowship

Abigail Lombard ’16 has been awarded the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship for the spring semester.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Mattiace Publishes in “Estudios Sociológicos”

An article by Professor of Political Science Shannan Mattiace has been published in one of Mexico’s top-ranked journals in the field of sociology. Professor Mattiace co-authored the article, “Reformas Multiculturales para los mayas de Yucatán,” with Rodrigo Llanes. The article can be found in Estudios Sociológicos 33.99.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Dominic Randazzo, Class of 2005, won The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Applications now open for another Alleghenian to win!

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Update to Distribution Categories

An update to distribution categories for Political Science is now available under our “catalogue” tab.

Professor Mattiace Publishes in Flagship Journal of Latin American Studies Association

Professor of Political Science Shannan Mattiace published a research note titled “Yucatec Maya Organizations in San Francisco, California: Ethnic Identity Formation across Migrant Generations” with co-author Patricia Fortuny in the Latin American Research Review (LARR) 50.2 (summer 2015). LARR is the flagship journal of the Latin American Studies Association. Professor Mattiace presented her paper “Criminal Violence and Indigenous Communities in Mexico: Civil Resistance in the Face of Narcotraffickers” (Violencia Criminal y Comunidades Indígenas en México: La resistencia civil frente al narcotráfico) at the Latin American Political Science Association Meetings in Lima, Peru in July.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

“Department of Political Science Alum to Receive Prestigious Award from the American Political Science Association”.

For more information on Adam and the award, go to this link


The Gabriel Almond prize is award annually…BY THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION…