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Dear students, alumni, and friends of Political Science,

Welcome to the UIC’s Political Science Department! As the Spring semester comes to a close, we extend our warmest greetings to all. We are incredibly proud of our faculty and graduate students who have been tirelessly working on groundbreaking research in various areas of political science. We invite you to explore their innovative work and accomplishments on our website. As we transition into the summer months, please stay tuned for a series of exciting events, workshops, and webinars that aim to foster intellectual exchange and collaboration. We look forward to sharing our passion for political science with you and hope you will join us in shaping the future of this dynamic field.


Our leadership team is always ready to help students. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need our help.


Dr. Alexandra Filindra

UIC Recognizes Dr. Alexandra Filindra as Distinguished Researcher in Social Science! Heading link

We are thrilled to announce that the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has named Dr. Alexandra Filindra as the Distinguished Researcher of the Year in Social Science! This prestigious honor is part of the UIC Research and Scholarship Annual Award Competition and recognizes Dr. Filindra's outstanding contributions to her field. Dr. Filindra will be officially honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Field Museum. The event will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by a reception. Family, friends, students, and colleagues are all invited to join us in celebrating Dr. Filindra's achievements. Please stay tuned for an official invitation with more details about the event. In the meantime, we invite you to join us in congratulating Dr. Filindra on this well-deserved honor. We are proud to have her as a member of our faculty and look forward to many more years of groundbreaking research and scholarship.
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