Teaching and Mentoring
IJL practices the Stewardship Model of Mentoring, an innovative approach developed with colleagues at the University of Southern California to address the 'pipeline problem.'
Historically, the field of International Relations has struggled to recruit and retain women, first-generation scholars, and scholars of color. We aim to change this via five institutional practices:
Applied research experience
Membership in a carefully constructed learning community
Thus, we provide a context where students are equipped with the exposure, skill-sets, and psycho-social support necessary to thrive in research careers, both within and beyond the academy.
Student Resources: Journals
Below, you will find a list of peer-reviewed political science journals.
General Political Science Journals (selected)
Subfield Journals (selected)
Student Resources: Research Methods
Interested in pursuing a PhD in political science?
Below, you will find a set of useful resources for prospective PhD students.
The American Political Science Association has compiled a list of U.S.-based political science Ph.D. programs and a list of questions to ask when considering a given graduate program. Also check out their internship resources and a list of student journals.
Duke University hosts the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute—an annual, five-week intensive training program aimed at undergraduates of color.
The University of Southern California also hosts a summer predoctoral institute for first-generation and diverse scholars considering a social science Ph.D.