political science

How society’s inequalities showed in COVID outcomes

A study shows how lockdown policies exposed some groups to COVID-19 risk in Salt Lake County.


The United States of Inequality

New course explores inequality in America

The general education course discusses the complexity and interconnectedness of inequality.


Ranked-Choice Voting gives voice to diverse electorate

A look at how ranked voting could change elections.


How do politics and perceived risk affect vaccination willingness?

A pre-COVID study explores how we perceive disease risk.


What is sedition? What’s the 25th Amendment?

Questions abound in the wake of violence at the Capitol. Political scientist James Curry offers some answers.


U professor shows which states have strict or lenient voting rights laws

States’ laws regarding ballot counting, mail-in voting, early voting and voter ID requirements vary widely.


Statement regarding student complaint

College and department leaders respond to a student complaint and messages of concern.


Mail-in voting 101

How, when and why to vote by mail.


Getting past the politics of face coverings

Political scientist Phillip Singer explains why the politicization of public health measures is nothing new, and how to view wearing face coverings as a compassionate act.


First two Maj. Brent Taylor Scholarship recipients named

Scholarship honors Taylor’s life of public service and benefits graduate students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences