Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
Department of Politics
Illinois State University
Faculty & Staff
Redbirds at the convention
Politics and Government students received a lesson in civic engagement this summer as they volunteered at the Democratic and Republican conventions.
Read more about their trips.
Celebrating 50 years
The Department of Politics and Government celebrates its 50th anniversary during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Read about our history
see photos from our celebratory dinner
Illinois State’s award-winning Model United Nations team travels to New York each spring for a national conference.
Learn more about student involvement
in Politics and Government.
Meet our faculty
Our faculty are among the most productive in the College of Arts and Sciences, with current and retired faculty producing a significant number of peer-reviewed books.
Meet our faculty.
The annual Hibbert R. Roberts Lecture in Public Policy brings renowned speakers to campus in honor of our former department chair.
See the recap from our 2015 lecture
To watch the video visit the
Courses in Politics and Government
student research journal
News & Views
Conference for Students of Political Science
Report on racial disparity for Not In Our Town
The Stevenson Center has released its full report on Bloomington-Normal racial inequality conducted for Not In Our Town.
L.J. Zigerell posts in the Monkey Cage
L.J Zigerell published a post in the Washington Post's political science blog, The Monkey Cage.
QUEERtalks: Arab futurism and queer cosmic utopias, October 6
Ronak Kapadia will present "Outer Views, or Palestine in the Sky: Arab Futurisms, Atmospheric Warfare, and Queer Cosmic Utopias" for QUEERtalks at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute
Read more Politics and Government news
2017 Esther Larson McGinnis Scholar Lecture
10/25/17 at 6:30 PM
Hibbert R. Roberts Lecture in Public Policy
11/1/17 at 7:00 PM
Bone Student Center
2018 Social Sciences Internship/Job Fair
1/22/18 at 1:00 PM
Make a Gift
Help support current and future students attain their goals.